In the news today I noticed the second time (that I am aware of) that pirates have attacked a Navy vessel. The first time was last year when they attacked the USS Nicholas The article mentions they mistook the “445-foot guided-missile frigate Nicholas for an unarmed freighter”. That seems like a pretty dumb mistake. Frigates don’t look like freighters.
I noticed the second one today when they attacked an Indian Navy vessel. It seems that with as many Navy vessels out there from many nations, they would not attack a ship without somewhat identifying what it is?