US Navy frigate captures 5 pirates near Seychelles

FILE - In this file photo issued by EU NAVFOR on Friday March 5, 2010 shows the EU Naval Force French warship FS Nivose with Somali pirate skiffs off the Somali coast on Friday March 5, 2010. The EU Naval Force has disrupted and detained ten pirate groups _ each consisting of a mothership and several skiffs _ since the new strategy came into place since the start of calmer weather at the beginning of March. (AP Photo/EU NAVFOR) (AP Photo/EU NAVFOR)

April 1, 2010 10:46:19 AM PDT
The small gang of Somali pirates fired on an approaching ship, hoping their midnight attack would bring them millions in ransom. The ragtag bandits, though, had taken on far more than they could handle: a U.S. warship.