The tides have turned…on Somali pirates that is. Earlier today, “five suspected Somali pirates were taken into custody Thursday after firing at a U.S. Navy battleship deep in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles off the East African coast.” Today also marks the start of “pirate season”, or when the monsoons begin subsiding in the area.

All five suspected pirates are being held on board the USS Nicholas while the military determines where to take them next. In the past Somali pirates have been brought to Kenya for trial.

[via FOXnews]