Pirates drown

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepingZ View Post
    It's funny, I don't feel anything.


    I wish I could understand why ships that travel in that area don't carry something as simple as a 50 cal gun, and some AR's. Don't stop, just start shooting and keep going.


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    Problem is that nearly every major international port (or even minor), forbids firearms of any sort onboard. It makes absolutely no sense, especially since if you're going to be out in international waters for weeks or months on end, wouldn't it be a good idea?

    But of course, don't want to hurt those poor, innocent pirates

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    Abukar Haji, uncle of one of the dead pirates, blamed the naval surveillance for the accident that killed his pirate nephew Saturday.

    "The boat the pirates were traveling in capsized because it was running at high speed because the pirates were afraid of an attack from the warships patrolling around," he said.



    They stated something about human loss, it only said pirates died not humans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NKMG19 View Post
    I hope those parachutes contained timed explosives and sunk the pirate boats.
    took the words out of my mouth..

    The drowned pirates' boat overturned in rough seas, and family members were still looking for four missing bodies, said Daud Nure, another pirate who knew the men involved.
    I'm sure they were really concerned with finding the bodies, as
    long as the $3million dollars are next to the bodies.

    They really should arm these ships with some guns, glad I don't work aboard a defenseless boat..
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    While "live by the sword, die by the sword" doesn't exactly fit, you could say they got their just reward.

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    BJC,

    A literal application of the axiom doesn't work, but the principle is the same. If you wish to earn your bread and butter by stealing from those who have earned their way, you are likely to face the same sticky end as many of your victims.

    Incidentally, some ships do fire back. It never makes the news, because not one of those has been taken over.

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    Those were the ones carrying the bags of coins.

    I'm sooooooooooooooooo sorry.

    Seriously, I don't understand why the ship owners don't put a couple of Blackwater Security guards on each ship with full auto weapons. A small boat approaches 100 miles offshore and it's target practice until the boat is sunk.
    Ship never stops, no report is ever filed, pirates get the message, sharks are happy.

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    We can hope that the remaining pirates join their comrades in failed swimming lessons.
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    Pirates drown
    Pirates should. Or, as an alternative, be made to spontaneously combust by whatever means possible.

    I wonder if the 20mm or 30mm CIWS systems would be suitable for tankers and other large ships? You want to violently board a ship ... come and take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    Seriously, I don't understand why the ship owners don't put a couple of Blackwater Security guards on each ship with full auto weapons...
    Funny you should mention that. BW has gotten a Maritime Interdiction/Anti-Piracy contract, and is looking for former Naval Special Warfare and Coast Guard maritime security specialists. Base pay will be $500 a day and up depending in special skills (medics, designated marksmen, leaders), with a tentative work schedule of 60 on/30 off. They have their own ship and rotary wing aircraft that will be used; I don't think any will be posted on the merchant ships themselves. A few guys that work for us over here are putting in to change over, including (possibly) my Shift Leader.

    So, you former squids and coasties, looking to get rid of a few pirates and make $15k a month while you're at it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    Funny you should mention that. BW has gotten a Maritime Interdiction/Anti-Piracy contract, and is looking for former Naval Special Warfare and Coast Guard maritime security specialists. Base pay will be $500 a day and up depending in special skills (medics, designated marksmen, leaders), with a tentative work schedule of 60 on/30 off. They have their own ship and rotary wing aircraft that will be used; I don't think any will be posted on the merchant ships themselves. A few guys that work for us over here are putting in to change over, including (possibly) my Shift Leader.

    So, you former squids and coasties, looking to get rid of a few pirates and make $15k a month while you're at it?
    Yea, if I was 20 years younger, I'd jump on it in a heart beat!
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    Would make perfect sense to avoid issues on the protected ship by simply running interference boats in the area. Oh, and carry all your money in quarters, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slabsides45 View Post
    Would make perfect sense to avoid issues on the protected ship by simply running interference boats in the area. Oh, and carry all your money in quarters, too.
    Intn'l Waters has always been a burden to protecting what's yours. Very similiar to walking down a dark street in a bad neighborhood. Most if not all the people you will meet can be good law abiding folks but it's that 10% that screws the pooch.

    There is a lot of traffic on the water there, mostly friendly and you never know if the ship didn't hail the boat to begin with. So it makes blowing stuff (or running interfearence) up arbitruarly hard to do. Usually by the time it is figured out they are at close quarters with the victim ship and now you can't fire because you'll stand a large chance of hitting friendlies.

    I think the US policy chance took effect after the USS Cole could be applied. Communications would have to be established first I think with each guarded ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socal2310 View Post
    BJC,

    A literal application of the axiom doesn't work, but the principle is the same. If you wish to earn your bread and butter by stealing from those who have earned their way, you are likely to face the same sticky end as many of your victims.

    Incidentally, some ships do fire back. It never makes the news, because not one of those has been taken over.

    Ryan
    Great explanation of what I meant!

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    Maybe I'm just free enterprise guy, but wouldn't it be better to attack the pirate's ship after they got the 30 Million ransom and tried to make it back to shore.

    You could report that the ship sank because of rough seas.

    30 million sounds better than 15K
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    Does anybody else find it funny that the very thing that they killed for was what killed them?

    100k+ cash is heavy bone dry, I couldn't imagine what it weighed wet.
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