SOMALIA: HOSTAGES AT SEA
In the heart of combat
An episode from the series SPECIAL OPS
A retired couple sailing to Europe is being taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
Very discreetly, the men of Commando Hubert, the mythical unit of the French special forces, are sent to the Indian Ocean on a stealth frigate. Staying beyond the horizon in order not to be detected, they chase the sailboat with the couple, 5 pirates and a translator on board. Their mission: to release the hostages before they make landfall.
For several days, a game of cat and mouse takes place in the open sea until a night assault in the middle of a storm.