Somali pirates spot what looks like a large cargo ship in the dead of night and decide to attack. They fire on the ship — only to discover that the “cargo ship” they’ve engaged in battle is actually the USS Nicholas, a guided-missile frigate. Oops! The Nicholas sinks the pirates’ boat, then finds and sinks their mother ship. Five Somali pirates are now awaiting trial in the Nicholas’ brig. As Rachel Maddow says in this clip, the Navy really is more than a job — it’s an adventure!
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