I had seen headlines about the unsuccessful pirate attack on the SEABOURNE SPIRIT off the coast of Somalia (where else?), but I hadn’t heard that US sailors had been involved at all.
Members of U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Mobile Unit Eight, Detachment Four were already in Seychelles to provide support to a previously scheduled port visit by USS Gonzalez. The EOD team met Seabourn Spirit at sea prior to its arrival in port.
Two RPG rounds had struck the Seabourn Spirit while the vessel evaded the pirates’ attempt to board.
It appears that the “suspected unexploded ordnance” was just part of the RPG’s motor. A good time was had by all.