In this image released by the Royal Dutch Navy Monday April 5, 2010, a boarding party slides down a rope from the frigate Tromp’s Lynx helicopter onto the mv Taipan. The Dutch Defense Ministry says one of its Navy frigates has freed a German merchant ship and its 15-strong crew from pirates off the coast of Somalia after the Dutch ship’s helicopter fired on the captured freighter’s bridge and arrested 10 pirates who had boarded the ship on Monday morning about 800 kilometers (500 miles) east of Somalia. The German ship’s crew members had locked themselves into a secure area of the ship and were unharmed. One Dutch marine was slightly injured during the boarding. The Defense Ministry statement says that despite damage to its bridge, the German container ship was able to resume its voyage. (AP Photo/Royal Dutch Navy)

Way to go, Dutch!

via The Associated Press: Dutch sidestep EU red tape to rescue German ship.

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