The dramatic confrontation was sparked when six men in a small skiff sped up to the MSC Melody late on Saturday, firing their AK-47s and trying to fix a ladder to the side of the ship.Pistols are a step. I would probably have selected a shotgun, but that's me. I would imagine the Israelis know what they are doing.
A team of Israeli guards hired by the vessel's owners immediately began firing back with pistols and spraying the attackers with fire hoses.
This took place about 500 miles away from Somalia.