A French warship reportedly looked on as the event unfolded, and refused to enter Somali waters as the mv DANICA WHITE was taken into the region.
What. The. Fuck.
Read the very interesting analyses over at CDR Salamandar and EagleSpeak.
I'm not completely happy with the USN this morning either.
**********UPDATE********** It was the USS Carter Hall....not Hill***********
The USS Carter Hill, part of a U.S. task force that helps maintain security off Somalia and nearby countries, engaged the pirates after they hijacked a Danish cargo ship, the Danica White, in international waters, said Lt. Denise Garcia, a public affairs officer at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain.
The U.S. ship fired several warning shots across the Danica White's bow and also destroyed three small boats the pirates had used in their assault and were towing behind the Danish vessel, according to Garcia, who said the incident occurred Saturday.
The U.S. ship called off its pursuit after the pirates navigated the Danica White into Somalia's territorial waters, where the U.S. does not have jurisdiction, Garcia said.
What's that saying......... "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."? Everybody already thinks we're a bully, why not run with it?
I hope and pray for the best for the crew members of the Danica White.