Royal Navy and US Naval Forces Take Down Pirate Dhow, 13 Captured [VIDEO] Thirteen Somali pirates were captured on a dhow in the Indian Ocean on Friday by a combination of Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel. [ROYAL NAVY] The capture took place as dawn broke on Friday 13 January 2012 and involved RFA Fort Victoria joining USS Carney to ascertain the business of the dhow, which … [Read more...]

Pirates Outmatched by Royal Navy Miniguns, Snipers, and Helicopters

SOMALI basin (COMBINED MARITIME FORCES) – The Royal Navy has struck at the heart of Somali piracy operating in the Somali basin.  RFA Fort Victoria was patrolling in an area approximately 420 nautical miles from the Seychelles and 350 nautical miles from the Somali coast as part of NATO's combined task force 508. Early that morning, she received information that … [Read more...]