Chinese ship saved from pirate attack by pod of dolphins as ANOTHER American ship comes under rocket fire

Chinese ship saved from pirate attack by pod of dolphins as ANOTHER American ship comes under rocket fire

Chinese ship saved from pirate attack by pod of dolphins as ANOTHER American ship comes under rocket fire

By Mail Foreign Service Updated: 14:37 GMT, 15 April 2009

A pod of dolphins has saved a Chinese ship from being hijacked by Somali pirates, it has been claimed.

The report emerged as pirates fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at U.S. cargo ship M.V. Liberty Sun off the coast of Somalia last night.

China Radio International said thousands of dolphins blocked suspected pirate ships as they raced towards a Chinese ship in the Gulf of Aden.

As the dolphins leapt out of the water, the pirates turned back. Chinese news agency Xinhua claimed the pirates 'could only lament their littleness before the vast number of dolphins'.

A pod of dolphins flank a ship in the Gulf of Aden. Chinese reports have said dolphins managed to thwart a pirate attack on Chinese ships

The report emerged on Monday, though it was...
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