Breaking–Marines Recapture Ship Taken by Pirates

Looks like the US is taking a tougher stand against pirates:

At approximately 5 a.m. local time, Sept. 9, 24 U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force (MRF) aboard USS Dubuque (LPD 8) operating under Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), boarded and seized control of Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German–owned vessel M/V Magellan Star from pirates who attacked and boarded the vessel early Sept 8. See the Navy’s news release here.

Looks like 15th MEU had trained for a year specifically for a situation like this.

5 thoughts on “Breaking–Marines Recapture Ship Taken by Pirates

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  2. Chuck,

    Even though no blood was shed, the deck still needed to be washed down…

    Scoop Deck – ‘He sh** his pants’

    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/scoopdeck/2010/09/10/he-sh-his-pants/

    Battle Rattle – Platoon commander: Pirate ‘sh– his pants’ after Marines captured him

    http://militarytimes.com/blogs/battle-rattle/2010/09/09/platoon-commander-pirate-sh-his-pants-after-marines-captured-him/

    Marine Corps Times – Conway endorses force recon after pirate op

    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/09/marine-pirates-magellan-star-rescue-conway-090910w/

  3. I suppose the Marine Captain gets to wear the epaulet on the right shoulder now.

    I wonder what the SEALS thought when the Marines took their boat?

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