Must have thought they were sailing 'The Black Pearl' and totally invincible. Good job it wasn't a British ship they attacked, we would still be going through the Health n Safety At Work regs to see if it was OK to fire back.
I like some of the terms used in the report; such as, ".. received small arms fire on the port side from the six man crew of suspected pirates .." and ".. deployed her rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to assist the pirates ..".
I wonder how much better it could have read if this had occurred in Nelson`s time. Perhaps the final paragraph something like, ".. it being 'make and mend day' they were then hung out to dry .."!!
had it been a brit ship the pirates would have taken the crew hostage without a fight. our royal navy once the pride of the world are now the wimps of the sea a joke as far as the rest of the world is concerned world.