From COMUSNAVCENT Public Affairs
While transiting in international waters, the merchant vessel reported that pirates were attempting to board the vessel. Momsen and Bunker Hill, which were in the vicinity, immediately responded to the Duqm's distress signal and caused two pirates skiffs alongside the vessel with ladders against its hull to flee the area.
Bunker Hill tracked the skiffs movement and located the mothership that facilitated the attempted boarding of Duqm, towing the two empty skiffs. Consistent with the U.N. Security Council Resolutions on piracy and rules of engagement, Momsen destroyed the two skiffs to prevent their use for future attacks. U.S.
Bunker Hill are deployed supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th fleet area of operations. U.S.
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