GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 9, 2010) The U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock ship USS Dubuque (LPD 8), center, deploys U.S. Marine Corps Cobra attack helicopters Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 during a board and seizure operation by the U.S. Marine Corps 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Maritime Raid Force, embarked aboard Dubuque, after the motor vessel M/V Magellan Star was attacked and boarded by pirates Sept. 8. Dubuque is part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, the multinational task force established by Combined Maritime Forces to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Cryptologic Technician 2nd Class William Farmerie/Released)
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