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

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