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Poor Pirates 5, May 2009

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French Frigate Nivose

This is the French frigate Nivose. Whilst I am far from any kind of naval expert of any note or repute, indeed, I pride myself on being an unrequited, unrepentant and utter land-lubber. Nevertheless, this looks to me like like a naval ship of some type. Personally, the big gun on the front is the true give-away. But, alas, a boat load of Somali pirates appear not to have been able to tell the difference between this and a typical merchant ship. They duly pursued it, as they are wont to do, yet this particular boat launched two smaller boats full of French Commandos and a helicopter gunship. Those really were some poor pirates.