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Dutch Warship Destroys Pirate 'Mother Ship

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Achilleslastand, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Achilleslastand

    Achilleslastand Well-Known Member

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  2. MoClaiborne24

    MoClaiborne24 Member

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    It's crazy to me that pirates still exist :laugh2: I just can't wrap my mind around it
  3. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    The other hot spot in the world gets much less attention than off of Somalia, and that's in the Strait of Malacca. You also see it pretty heavily off the coast of Nigeria and in Bangladesh.

    The US Marine Corps operates a FAST unit around Malacca fairly frequently.
  4. MoClaiborne24

    MoClaiborne24 Member

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    Hmm... Interesting. I'll have to research about that.
  5. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Malacca has been pirate territory for milennia. I recall talking to guys who worked on oil tankers that went through there in the late 70's early 80's. They were regularly boarded by pirates who stole their stuff....TVs, medical supplies, etc. They were told to just give them everything and they'd get reimbursed. Guess they didn't really want fire fights on oil tankers then either.
  6. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    GGGRRRRRRR! That'd chap my you know.

    I don't understand why this is a continuing problem. Escort them to prison at hard labor and blow up or confiscate their boats.
  7. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Fixed that for you, and maybe the problem in general.
  8. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Yacht piracy, specifically, armed bandits that target pleasure cruisers, are prevalent in way more areas than most realize.

    Here's an article that sheds a little light on it.

    Four of my buddies and I spent 3 weeks cruising the Sea of Cortez summer of 2009, fishing. We were cautioned several times to be cautious. We're all ex-Marine Corps, so we were pretty well "fortified", but we did hear a couple of pretty harrowing stories from two different couples, 1 American, 1 Norwegian, that were live-aboard yachtsmen.
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    :laugh1: Well, I can't deny that crossed my mind. My guess is there are international legal problems as well as logistical ones. Where do they go to prison? Would their country of origin imprison them or free them? Where would they be tried? If you catch them in the act then I guess you could blow the boat up or scuttle it but how often does that happen? What would be the fallout from that?
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutan for hire; blues and southern rock Staff Member

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    Burglary and murder with theft of possessions and even the boat occurs in many areas. Most sailing sites have info on piracy and the like.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I think they should all get blown to hell and screw the rescue efforts.

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