from Danger Room by Noah Shachtman
According to the Navy, at approximately 3:30 pm, the Republic of Korea destroyer Munmu the Great and American guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg responded to a distress call from the Egyptian-flagged Motor Vessel Amira, about 75 nautical miles south of Al Mukalla, Yemen. The pirates had hit the ship with assault rifle rounds and a rocket-propelled grenade — but weren’t able to board the Amira.
Gettysburg and Munmu the Great launched their helicopters. One soon spotted “a dhow suspected of serving as a pirate ‘mothership’ with approximately 17 people onboard.”
A Gettysburg search and seizure team boarded the suspected “mothership” along with members of U.S. Coast Guard Legal Detachment (LEDET) 409 and apprehended the suspected pirates after finding eight assault rifles, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and one rocket-propelled grenade. All 17 of the passengers were brought on board Gettysburg for further questioning.