By EDWARD HARRIS, Associated Press
AP Photo: In this image provided by the U.S. navy,
a pirate skiff burns after being hit by several rounds
from a 25mm gun aboard guided missile destroyer
USS Porter, Sunday Oct. 28, 2007, in the Indian ocean.
The Navy came to the vessel’s aid this week when a warship destroyed pirate skiffs tied to the Japanese boat.
Naval personnel also boarded a North Korean vessel to treat crew members and pirates wounded during an uprising that returned the ship to its rightful control. One hijacker was killed, and the others remain detained on board, including three with gunshot wounds.