Advertisements

TCG Giresun Catches Seven Pirates

This is not a new story. Sorry for the delay.

On 17th March 2012, the Turkish frigate F-491 TCG Giresun caught 7 pirates in a skiff of the coast of Somalia.

At first, the skiff was intercepted by the on board helicopter of the frigate 60 nautical miles south of Yemeni coast just inside the IRTC. When the frigate reached the skiff, the special forces teams boarded the skiff and neutralized  7 pirates. The five AK-47 infantry rifles, one RPG-7 rocket launcher, ammunition and other piracy paraphernalia such as hooks, ladders, extra fuel barrels, GPS devices and mobile phones found on the skiff were sized.

TCG Giresun is the Turkish flagship of NATO’s  Standing Maritime Group 2 which is currently conducting Operation Ocean Shield.

Below are official photos from Turkish General Staff web site:

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: