Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:15 pm

It probably looks something like this (the covered boat on the right, not the RIB). This is a photo of a maersk container ship.
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: RMA On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:53 pm

I'll bet that there a scores of BOFORS forty mm's that have been removed from ships and replaced by missiles,
that could be pressed into service with a minimum of expense and training...

Bob
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:55 pm

Commander In Chief still M.I.A.

The One must still be nursing the hangover from the pizza party.

Nero fiddles while the World watches.
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:43 am

Still going on this morning with no resolution in sight. We had a family get-together yesterday & my youngest daughter (30 ys old) absolutely cracked me up!....She said the USS Bainbridge should just blow the lifeboat out of the water, right now....After all,...There's only ONE hostage on there!! :lol: :lol: :lol: (she's so much like her Mother!!) :lol: :lol: :lol:

(advice to any member ever held hostage: Pray that neither I or one of my daughters is in charge of your rescue!! :lol: )
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:57 am

Helicopters fly over Somali pirate lairs-witnesses
12 Apr 2009 07:25:09 GMT
Source: Reuters
MOGADISHU, April 12 (Reuters) - Helicopters flew over a coastal area used by Somali pirates on Sunday, causing panic among residents who feared an air raid, witnesses said.

Locals said they could see the legs and faces of white soldiers on one of two helicopters, and assumed they were from nearby U.S. or other foreign warships monitoring a standoff over an American hostage held by pirates on a lifeboat. (Reporting by Abdi Guled and Ibrahim Mohamed, writing by Andrew Cawthorne, editing by Jack Kimball)
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:09 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:Helicopters fly over Somali pirate lairs-witnesses



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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:09 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:Helicopters fly over Somali pirate lairs-witnesses




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHjWDCX1Bdw
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:37 pm

Captain Richard Phillips Freed

3 Priates DEAD! :D :D :D :D :shock:
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:47 pm

The only reason that one lived was that he was aboard the U.S. ship trying to make a deal.
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:57 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:Captain Richard Phillips Freed


EXCELLENT!!! I haven't seen it on TV yet. Any details? I'm so glad he's safe. A perfect Easter present.

Just on the TV... Captain Phillips jumped off the lifeboat. When the pirates tried to pick up their guns they couldn't because their arms were heavy.... from the lead bullets the Navy Seals pumped into them!
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:10 pm

oh come on guys, where is your sympathy for the poor unfortunate pirates? Maybe we should send in a few million or billion to compensate for the loss of these fine men from their community. After all, they can no longer provide for the kids they have,(if they know where they are and how many). Where is your sense of fairness?

Kevin :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:23 pm

I hope they didn't accidentally shoot off a couple a limbs before giving them the final shot.
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:34 pm

Well Done to the U.S.Navy and all others that had a part in the rescue.This outcome is one we can all be grateful about. As of now, we have a platform to work from to show these people we won't tolerate piracy without consequence.I am so happy for the Captain's wife and family. What a wonderful Easter present this is!! Mike
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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

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Re: Piracy...Why So Hard To Defend Against?

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:24 pm

Black_And_Blue wrote:Commander In Chief still M.I.A.

The One must still be nursing the hangover from the pizza party.

Nero fiddles while the World watches.


Or not.

If GWB was still President we would have invaded Disneyworld because he heard there were pirates in the Caribbean.
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