Somali pirates - modern armed groups, exciting ransom naval vessels off the coast of Somalia. Base of pirates called Puntland. As vehicles use low-tonnage vessels (boats, motor boats, fishing boats). Usually armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers. Somali pirates are often good organized, have good quality training and equipment, including satellite phones and GPS. Somali pirates ships confront the 5th Fleet of the US Navy patrolling the coast of East Africa, and other countries in the Navy.