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:


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