John Paul Jones: I have not yet begun to fight!
American crew members aboard a U.S.-flagged ship have regained control of the vessel hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia Wednesday, FOX News confirms. Defense Department officials confirmed that one pirate is in custody. A U.S. official said the status of the other pirates is unknown but they were reported to “be in the water.”
“All the crew members are trained in security detail in how to deal with piracy,” Maersk CEO John Reinhart told reporters. “As merchant vessels we do not carry arms. We have ways to push back, but we do not carry arms.”
Did you read that? one in custody and the rest in the water, hopefully as shark bait. Time to end the practice of not carrying arms, these crewmen need all the protection they can get. Three cheers for America! KGS