Its mindbogling how the pirate manage to shadow the convoy without detection along the Easton Waypoint. But as we know it they stoop and sting Bunga laurel as soon as it clear the convoy. Unfortunately for the pirate BM5 are only 14 nautical mile from Bunga Laurel.
Here are frame capture from the incident. It may not be chronologically right... but you will get the idea on what happen.
that thingy on the left are the Bunga Laurel
Shipboard Protection Team briefing, you can see Bunga Laurel at the background
Shipboard Protection Team taking up position
Taking incoming fire, by this time the Shipboard Protection Team decided to open up at the pirate knowing the Bunga laurel crew are safe inside the Citadel.
MT Bunga Laurel, the pirate are taking position along the ship. A mother ship are closing in with more pirate on board. The Fennec were dispatch and blast the pirate mother ship with machine gun, preventing more pirate from entering Bunga Laurel.
Sniper taking up position. Shoting at the bridge.
Not much of a fire fight actually, the pirate stop shooting when they saw their mother ship smoking front to stern and eventually they ran out of ammo. Here Bunga Melati 5 closing in on the Bunga Laurel, this i might add are extremely dangerous and delicate maneuver by BM5 skipper.
Shipboard Protection Team securing the pirate
Injured pirate were attended properly by medic.
This picture were taken few hours after the rescue, notice that the Shipboard Protection Team are no longer in their battle gear.
The arrested pirate arrived in Malaysia for persecution. There will be a fair trial. oh look.. they look fat already. Damn Malaysia have great food!
Dont Mess with PASKAL, GGK and PASKAU
Shipboard Protection Team LOGO. The pirate have no chances. Badass patch.Anyway i wrote this post to enter the Nuffnang Premiere Screening – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D) I suppose to write best 3 things about being a pirate.
Well if you are a Somali Pirate:
1. You get tonnes of money from hostage ransom.
2. Your kampung people will think you are awesome.
3. If you are captured by Malaysian special forces, you will be fed good and become fat in prison.
and the awesome feeling knowing your fleet of pirate could match the operating distance of a carrier battle group.... are priceless.
My fingernail are buruk... i want that 3 bottles of OPI Lacquer & Essential Manicure & Pedicure Service too! HAHAHAHAH.