I hope that is not a derogatory term.
The French have been the most aggressive going against pirates attacking all ships, not just theirs.
I don't know why, but it's certainly nice to see.
NAIROBI, Kenya – A French naval vessel intercepted 11 suspected pirates traveling off the Somali coast on Sunday in two assault vessels and a so-called "mothership" loaded with Kalashnikovs and rocket launchers, the French Defense Ministry said.
It was the French ship's third pirate intervention in a month. France has been the most aggressive in pursuing pirates out of more than a dozen nations patrolling shipping routes in the Gulf of Aden.