Sunday, April 26, 2009

Italian ship foils pirate attack with firearms

CNN is reporting that the Italian cruise ship Melody was able to thwart an attack by Somalian pirates by using one of the oldest tricks in the book: shooting back.

The cruise ship had about 1,500 people aboard and this total apparently included an armed security detail which returning the pirates' fire when they attacked. Wow, shooting back at pirates: it's just crazy enough to work.

Read more here.

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