Audacity is one of the most significant qualities of the pirates. Tuesday, they hijacked a German bulk carrier under the nose of the anti-piracy forces. The hijacked vessel was in the transit corridor, close to a another group of vessels, protected by warships. The attack took just a few minutes. When the frigate’s helicopter took off, it was too late. The pirates were on board. The merchant vessel, with a crew of 11 persons, was carrying rice.