Pirate attack thwarted on tape

April 20, 2009 2:30:55 PM PDT
The Canadian department of defense released dramatic video today which reportedly shows the pursuit and interception of pirates trying to hijack a Norwegian tanker.Over the weekend seven pirates tried to hijack the Norwegian-flagged tanker MV Front Ardenn in the Gulf of Aden.

It's the key water link between Europe and Asia.

Warning shots were fired from NATO helicopters as well as Canadian and US warships.

No shots were fired at the tanker, which escaped by taking evasive action.

NATO forces disarmed and interrogated the bandits, then freed them, citing legal issues over arresting them.