Sinking Success

The USS Bainbridge, which made headlines for its rescue of American Capt. Richard Phillips from pirates in 2009, has captured another group of pirates and freed 15 hostages off Somalia, the US Navy has announced.

While patrolling off the coast, the crew saw a suspicious dhow heading out to sea and set course to follow it. At first light a Navy boarding team approached the dhow with helicopter support and destrooyed an unmanned mothership under tow and a skiff.

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