In this clip, Marines storm a cargo ship that had been hijacked by pirates. If you think that sounds like something out of a Modern Warfare game, thanks to a helmet camera and first-person perspective, it looks like it, too.

These six Dutch Marines, from the HNLMS Tromp, boarded the MV Taipan in the Indian Ocean on April 5, which had earlier been seized by ten Somali pirates. After a brief exchange of fire (including a barrage from the helicopter's machine gun), all ten pirates were captured, and the 13 crew - who had hidden in the engine compartment, hence the shooting - were rescued unharmed.


Despite the absence of night-vision, grenades and copious amounts of heavily-armed Russians (and the similarities to Modern Warfare multiplayer map "Wet Work"), there's something far more tense about this than anything Infinity Ward ever came up with. Probably because, you know, this is real.

[via Kottke]

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