This ain't about piracy, this is an internal political dispute...
G.I. Joe [Beach Head; Cutter; Duke; Gung-Ho; Lifeline; Lift-Ticket; Roadblock; Scarlett; Shipwreck; Stalker; Torpedo; Wild Bill]; Prince Ngoto; Dr. Adele Burkhart; Ali; Ahmed; Ismael; Red Shadows [Black Major; Muton]; Polly
The Joes dispatch a team in reaction to a hijacked ship aboard which Dr. Burkhart is one of the hostages. However, the hijacking pirates are supported by the Red Shadows and they deploy the massively powerful cyborg against the boarding party and one of their advanced crafts against the Joes' W.H.A.L.E.