Royal Navy has captured pirates - what happens next?
Instapundit alerted us to the story in the Times -
HMS Cumberland, on anti-piracy patrol as part of a Nato maritime force, detected the dhow which was towing a skiff, and identified it as a vessel which had been involved in an attack on the Danish-registered MV Powerful earlier yesterday. The pirates had opened fire on the cargo boat with assault rifles. Under rules of engagement which allows the Royal Navy to intervene when pirates are positively identified, the commandos were dispatched from the frigate in rigid-raider craft and sped towards the pirates’ dhow. . .
The pirates surrendered. We salute the Royal Navy.
What happens next?
Six months ago the Foreign Office warned Royal Navy warships patrolling pirate-infested waters that there is a risk that captured pirates could claim asylum in Britain.