Foxnews is reporting the Navy is back in action against pirates.
U.S. warships fired on Somali pirates trying to resupply colleagues who hijacked a Danish-owned tug boat, a district commissioner said Monday.
"Some of the artillery shells hit around the coastline but no human casualties were reported. Unfortunately the gangs escaped," Abdullahi Said, the district commissioner for Eyl, told the AP by phone.
The hijacked ship, which has six crew members onboard, is stationed around 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Eyl, he said. The coastal town is some 900 kilometers (560 miles) north of the capital, Mogadishu.
All crew members on the Svitzer Korsakov — a British captain, an Irish engineer and four Russian crew — were believed to be unharmed.
The report does not say which ship is involved in the standoff, but based on our observations of the region our first guess would be the USS Carney (DDG 64).
Eagle1 previously covered all angles of the original hijacking.