In this raw, undated video from an unknown vessel we see how private security contractors from Trident saboard cargo ships might respond to a pirate threat.
We see at least two people opening fire on a skiff full of armed pirates who approach the ship.
They appear to be using AR-15 rifles which appear to be successful in repelling the boarding attempt.
After fighting off the first skiff, a second approaches, which also seems to have been successfully neutralized.
Piracy in the waters off of the Somali coast has been a problem for several years now and after paying out multiple ransoms, some in the millions of dollars, many cargo companies are employing private contractors to protect their vessels.
Some ships can be carrying cargo worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Due to international laws, these contractors are often forced to toss their weapons overboard prior to coming into port.