Somali Pirates Open Fire On U.S. Navy Helicopter

by
aliciawesly2
"DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Somali pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia fired at a U.S. Navy helicopter as it made a surveillance flight over the vessel, the first such attack by pirates on an American military aircraft, the Navy said Thursday. The helicopter, which is based on the USS Chancellorsville, was not hit and there were no injuries, the Navy said. The copter was flying on Wednesday over a Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel, the Win Far, which pirates seized along with its 30-member crew in April and were holding south of the Somali port town of Hobyo."