Earlier, the British frigate HMS Portland, cruising in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia, receives a report from a Spanish patrol aircraft that two pirate skiffs are stalking a merchant vessel. The frigate abruptly changes course to go check out the report.
"I din do NUFFIN!" plead the Somali Sea Thugs, caught red-handed by Royal Navy sailors with a cache of weapons and ammo including RPGs, machine guns, and spears, along with grappling hooks, GPS devices and extra barrels of fuel. "The white devil done stole all our fish! We wuz hongree!"
(Note to all liberals: no Somalis were harmed during this episode brought to you by the Royal Navy. Sadly, instead of becoming fish food, they were released into the smaller of their two boats and set free. Since according to international laws, the pirates weren't actively attacking another ship when captured, they were set free minus their weapons.) The Queen has directed the Navy to make a DVD of the episode to send to the U.S. President to watch on his iPod (I made that last sentence up). News article and more photos HERE