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Tackling pirates

Postby JR8 » Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:24 am

[' Coastguard opens fire on Somali pirates to save hostagesA Seychelles coastguard vessel opened fire on Somali pirates holding six of its nationals and 21 Iranians during a rare high-seas military intervention in the Indian Ocean.
Published: 3:27PM BST 29 Mar 2010

The six Seychellois fishermen were safe, said Joel Morgan, the island nation's minister for transport and environment in charge of antipiracy, while the Iranians and the pirates were in the process of being rescued.

He explained that six Seychellois fishermen were captured by Somali pirates southeast of the archipelago's main island Mahe over the weekend and transferred to an Iranian dhow that was earlier captured with its crew of 21.


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Mr Morgan said the pirates ignored the coastguards' audio calls to release their hostages and did not alter their course when warning shots were fired.

"We took the decision to open fire on the engine compartment, 10,000 12.7mm rounds were fired ... and we continued our harassment operation until we achieved what we wanted, which was to set fire to the engine," he said.

Mr Morgan said all on board had to jump off the boat but nobody was wounded.

"We rescued the six Seychellois, the 21 Iranians are being rescued and the Somalis will be rescued too," he said.

Over the past year, ransom-hunting Somali pirates have drifted away from the heavily patrolled Gulf of Aden to launch their attacks further out at sea.

The Seychelles, whose economy relies heavily on tuna-fishing and tourism, has had several ships hijacked since 2008 and has since taken tough action to combat the scourge piracy, with robust international backing.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... tages.html ']

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Why do Nato and other associated countries never do this? 10,000 rounds through the boat engine seems to have worked a treat :)

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Postby raden888 » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 2:12 am

NATO= No Action Talk Only :lol: [/list]

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Postby SunWuKong » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 8:11 am

It has not been so long since countries like England, France, Spain, The United States and many others were actively employing pirates under the euphemistic banner of privateers.

Just because they gang together under the UN and play a different tune after they've had their fun doesn't mean that everyone else has to come to the table.


:D I can only laugh at the hypocrisy. Privateering is a time honoured avenue into international trade. Go Somalia.
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Postby nakatago » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 8:30 am

This guy would like to share his point of view: http://somalipirate.livejournal.com/

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Postby SunWuKong » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 10:17 am

Yeah, funny spoof.

I particularly liked 13th April 2009. Obama: Worst President in a hundred years. :lol:
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Postby aster » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 11:29 am

I still don't get how with today's technology pirates can be a problem.

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Postby carteki » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 2:11 pm

Here is an article on the business model of the Somali Pirate http://www.undispatch.com/somali-pirate ... ness-model

One of the reasons given for not being aggressive towards pirates is so that they don't become aggressive towards their hostages and start maiming and killing them. It is the same reason that a number of ship lines don't carry weapons on board.

Something needs to be done - but what?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 6:19 pm

Putting 10,000 .50cal rounds through the engine block of an attacking pirate boat would seem like a reasonable start :D

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Postby aster » Fri, 02 Apr 2010 1:27 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8599520.stm

Idiots attack... a US naval vessel by mistake. LOL...

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 02 Apr 2010 2:38 am

aster wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8599520.stm

Idiots attack... a US naval vessel by mistake. LOL...




Hahaha... genuine LOL. They tried to hijack a USN supply ship a few months ago with similar results

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Postby ksl » Mon, 12 Apr 2010 2:10 pm

Why do Nato and other associated countries never do this? 10,000 rounds through the boat engine seems to have worked a treat

NATO economy cuts, they only issue 5 rounds to each soldier :lol: So 10 rounds is not much at all! 8-) Oh yeah some have dropped out


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