News Archive 2009-2018

Bath-Built Ship Captures Somali Pirates-Now What? (Christian Science Monitor) Archives

The U.S.S. Nicholas has seen national headlines before. Built at Bath Iron Works and launched there in 1983, the Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided missile frigate captured the first Iraqi prisoners in the Persian Gulf War. On Thursday, the ship’s crew captured five Somali pirates near the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean. The question now is whether their capture will make a dent in the continuing problem of piracy on the high seas.