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A new boat attacked in the international corridor. Freed Pirates

USS Kauffman (Credit: US Navy)

The USS Kauffman, an American ship, member of the NATO “Ocean Shield” force, foiled a pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden on August 9 in the early morning. The attack took place in the international corridor and aimed at Ice Explorer.

When the helicopter intervened, the pirates stopped their attack and “threw weapons and equipment overboard” according to Operation Ocean Shield HQ in Northwood. During the boarding team's visit, the soldiers were only able to seize a few piracy utensils (ladders). But nothing more. The pirates were left free.

Three ships are currently participating in NATO operation “Ocean Shield”, under Danish command: theEsbern Snare (Denmark), the By Zeven Provincien (Netherlands) andUSS Kauffman (USA).

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).