Dutch Marines Abseil On To A Hijacked Cargo Vessel To Rescue Its Crew And Arrest 10 Somali Pirates -- The Daily MailIf you want to hear more about the Dutch, two weeks ago on Midrats we had Hans de Vreij, the Netherlands correspondent at Jane's Defence Weekly. You can hear the archive file here.
Firearms at the ready, six Dutch marines abseil from a Lynx helicopter on to the deck of a cargo vessel being held to ransom by ruthless Somali pirates.
These pictures capture the precarious moment the commandos boarded the German merchant ship, the MV Taipan.
Minutes later they arrested the pirates and freed the ship's 15-strong crew.
Hat tip YankeeSailor on Twitter.