Yahoo News is reporting that an Italian cruise ship thwarted a pirate attack off Somalia Saturday. The ship carried an Israeli security force that fired on the pirates and drove them away. Whether you are dealing with pirates or terrorists (they are closely related), the Israelis are the best people to have fighting with you!! The ship, the Msc Melody, carried roughly 1,000 passengers and 500 crew members. None of them were hurt.
According to the article:
“Domenico Pellegrino, head of the Italian cruise line, said Msc Cruises hired the Israelis because they were the best trained security agents, the ANSA news agency reported.”
The article noted that the pirates are moving their attacks further away from the coast of Somalia, which is seen as an indication that they are improving their skills.