August 27, 2009

Pirates Fire on US Chopper Off Somalia

Pirates on a hijacked ship off Somalia fire on an American helicopter making a surveillance flight but miss the aircraft, the U.S. Navy says. The shots come from the Taiwanese-flagged vessel the Win Far, which was hijacked in April.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Aug. 27) -- The U.S. Navy says pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia fired at one of its helicopters making a routine surveillance flight over the ship.

2009-08-27 03:30:04

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