The U.S. Navy says pirates holding a hijacked ship off the coast of Somalia fired at one of its helicopters making a routine surveillance flight over the ship.
The Navy says pirates Wednesday morning fired a large caliber weapon at the helicopter which is based on the USS Chancellorsville. At the time the helicopter was flying over a Taiwanese-flagged vessel called the Win Far, south of the Somali port town of Hobyo.
The Navy said in a statement Thursday that no rounds of ammunition struck the helicopter and no injuries resulted from the incident.
Pirates captured Win Far and its 30-member crew in April.
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