By Wyatt Earp | April 27, 2009
Of course it did. Everyone on board was armed with at least a .22!
The captain of an Italian cruise ship foiled an attack by pirates off the coast of Somalia on Saturday by ordering his security crew to fire back, Italy’s ANSA news agency reported.
Six armed pirates in a speedboat attacked the ship, which had about 1,500 people onboard, ANSA said. They fled after the security crew fired back.
The cruise ship Melody, which is owned by an Italian company, was on its way back to Italy after a cruise, ANSA said.
No one was injured in the attack about 180 miles north of the Seychelles. (H/T – CNN)
ANSA reported that as the pirates retreated, the Melody’s captain yelled, “I got enough to worry about getting whacked on the street! I gotta come home for this! I should f**king kill you!”