Wednesday, February 23, 2005

USS Bonhomme Richard Repels Pirates

The Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) reports that pirates attacked a Kuwaiti fishing boat, but were repelled by the sailors and Marines of the Bonhomme Richard. With lawless regimes and readily available weapons, piracy is still practiced in the Persian Gulf.
Bahraini fishermen have not encountered any pirates this year, but suffered a series of attacks last year, said Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife fisheries resources director.

USS Bonhomme Richard
The Dread Pundit Bluto suspects that the pirates experienced full sphincter lock when the Bonhomme Richard responded to the Kuwaitis' distress call.