Spiegel Online has a pretty good photo gallery of the pirate attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship over the weekend. Click on the image above to go to the collection of photo’s.
The Melody, carrying about 1,000 passengers and 500 crew, was en route from Durban, South Africa to Genoa, Italy, on a 22-day luxury cruise when pirates in skiffs opened fire late Saturday. The cruise ship’s security detail returned fire, startling the pirates, who gave up and turned around.
Nine suspected pirates believed to be behind the attempted hijack have been arrested. The cruise ship wsa about 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) north of the Seychelles when the attack occured.