Piracy on the sea coming to the western hemisphere

Piracy on the sea coming to the western hemisphere

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    Piracy on the sea coming to the western hemisphere

    Just saw this story about pirates in the Gulf of Mexico attacking oil platforms and supply ships.
    Guess it is not just in Somalia anymore.

    https://gcaptain.com/pirates-attack-...-injuring-two/
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    Somalia? What does eating bad infected chicken have to do with oil platforms? Maybe this is the new way to stop the border people in Mexico, feed them bad chicken



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    @Sister you are just too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Just saw this story about pirates in the Gulf of Mexico attacking oil platforms and supply ships.
    Guess it is not just in Somalia anymore.

    https://gcaptain.com/pirates-attack-...-injuring-two/
    Certainly frightening to contemplate. Drug running via small vessels is also a pretty serious criminal enterprise, too. It was starting to be increasingly common off California before we left. When we would run our boat out to the offshore islands, I always carried a pistol.
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    In all seriousness, I read this article in my news feed and think itís only a matter of time that somebody getís shot. Between the guns that Eric Holder gave the cartels and the guns that the American People around the gulf have itís a situation just waiting to happen, wonít be long.

    I donít see our wonderful president (and I mean this, I like him) standing by for this mess. They wonít be pirates for long, they will be somebodies Mrs. in a jail cell or gunpowder stuffed fish bait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    In all seriousness, I read this article in my news feed and think itís only a matter of time that somebody getís shot. Between the guns that Eric Holder gave the cartels and the guns that the American People around the gulf have itís a situation just waiting to happen, wonít be long.

    I donít see our wonderful president (and I mean this, I like him) standing by for this mess. They wonít be pirates for long, they will be somebodies Mrs. in a jail cell or gunpowder stuffed fish bait.
    My votes for fish bait. We have enough of our own jail birds to take care of....
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    They are already shooting people. Article said an Italian was shot in the shoulder by the pirates.
    The shooting war has begun in the Gulf.
    Give our Coast Guard the proper rules of engagement and hunt these scum down like we did in the 17th century
    Or maybe just call out the Cajun and Texas navy. Good ol' boys with fast fishing boats and armed to the teeth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    They are already shooting people. Article said an Italian was shot in the shoulder by the pirates.
    The shooting war has begun in the Gulf.
    Give our Coast Guard the proper rules of engagement and hunt these scum down like we did in the 17th century
    Or maybe just call out the Cajun and Texas navy. Good ol' boys with fast fishing boats and armed to the teeth.
    Italian person prolly didnít have a gun. I love Italian ppl, some of my best friends. Here in the states they carry but not in Italy. Like was said, an American (Cajun 😉) would blow them out the water IMHO.
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    Piracy in the western hemisphere isn't new. Beside historical references, we have that going on in the Caribbean for the last decade. Heck, it has gone on in Falcon Lake between the US and Mexico. It has been going on in South America (the southern part of the western hemisphere) for quite a while, also.
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    More jobs for private security contractors. A small increase in costs of doing business. More funny "pirates attack the wrong ship" videos on YouTube for our entertainment. BTW, I would volunteer for that mission! Talk about shooting fish in a barrel!

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    With the requirement that commercial vessels be equipped with AIS, a system that supplies a vessels ID,course, speed and cargo, the pirates are using AIS receivers to choose and track their targets.

    Recreational systems have the ability to go into "stealth mode"(receive only). That doesn't always work though. Private vessels are still raided in the Gulf and Caribbean.
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    Looks like they are also hitting oil platforms and not just ships.
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    I wouldn't cancel any Gulf coast fishing trips just now.

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