CANADIAN DESTROYER SCARES OFF PIRATES
A Canadian warship has helped thwart a pirate attack on an Italian freighter in the Gulf of Aden.
HMCS Iroquois was only 60 km from the MV Orsolina Bottiglieri off the Yemeni coast when it was swarmed by Somali pirates just after sunset on Sept. 3.
As the Halifax-based destroyer closed quickly on the Orsolina Bottiglieri, a helicopter from a nearby U.S. warship was also sent to the scene. These actions caused the pirates to flee before they could board the freighter, which was carrying barley.