Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 7, 2011

Bunker Hill 1 Pirates 0

Bunker Hill

USS Bunker Hill in San Diego

My daughter just finished up an eighteen-month tour on the USS Bunker Hill, left just before this last deployment (she’s now serving on the USS San Diego). I still

follow the Bunker Hill and this amazing story came across my desktop. Go Navy!

U.S. Navy disrupts pirate attack

By the CNN Wire Staff
February 4, 2011 11:32 a.m. EST

Two U.S. Navy warships patrolling the Gulf of Oman disrupted an attack Friday by pirates on an oil tanker, the military said Friday.

The USS Momsen and the USS Bunker Hill responded to a call from the merchant vessel Duqm, whose crew reported pirates were attempting to board their ship.

The U.S. warships arrived to find two pirate skiffs pulled up to the tanker with ladders out to board the ship. The Navy vessels chased off the pirates and tracked their movements back to a larger ship from which they were operating in the Arabian Sea, the Navy said.

The Navy then fired on and destroyed the skiffs to prevent their use in further attacks, the Navy said.

The Navy did not report any injuries aboard the any of the vessels.


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