Sunday, January 23, 2011
South Koren Navy 1 Pirates 0
Hat Tip ARES
Earlier this week South Korean Special Forces from the ROKN destroyer, Choi Young assaulted the highjacked freighter Samho Jewelry in the Arabian Sea. Commandos scrambled up a ladder onto the ship; aboard which Somali pirates were armed with AK assault rifles and anti-tank missiles. 21 hostages had been rescued, eight Somali pirates killed and five assailants captured.
This was the first takedown of a ship at sea that had been captured by the Somali pirates since the Russian navies successful mission last fall , Great job by the RoKS . Check out the second photo, the pirates don’t look too happy
Photos: Republic of Korea Navy