Royal Australian Navy disrupts Somail pirate attack
I came across this one in the latest Ausmarine magazine and don't remember anyone reporting on this - I don't even think it made the news - but it makes for a very interesting story on a few counts:
HMAS Melbourne disrupts pirate attack in Arabian Sea - Royal Australian Navy
"The crew of MV CPO China had successfully secured themselves in the ship’s citadel (an anti-pirate stronghold) from where they could maintain satellite communications and control the ship. The engine controls and steering equipment for the tanker are located in the citadel."
Perhaps I've not been listening properly, but it's the first I've heard of ships being fitted with a 'citadel' - which obviously works.
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."