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Fire Haley
04-03-2010, 11:20 AM
Somali pirates are not having it all their own way at present. In the latest incident, some unsophisticated pirates, seeing a large vessel on the horizon, sped up to it hoping for rich pickings only to find themselves confronting a US navy missile frigate, which exchanged fire severely damaging both of their boats, and later capturing the mother ship.

http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/Flutter/thirdparty/phpthumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/Flutter/files_flutter/1270232896tankerphoto.jpg&w=259&h=312

USS NICHOLAS (FFG 47)

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/pic211.jpg

April 2, 2010, [PDN]: Just after midnight, west of the Seychelles Islands, a gang of three pirates fired on a 453-foot American warship, the USS Nicholas, mistaking it for a commercial vessel. To their chagrin, the pirates found they had bitten off considerably more than they could chew as the frigate fired back, incapacitating one of their boats, a skiff, which was boarded and the three pirates detained, after which it was sunk. Their other boat was captured after a chase and another two pirates were taken into custody. The pirates further discovered that, not only had they taken on a warship, but that it was on the lookout for them in particular. They were detained and may face trial in the US for piracy on the high seas.

http://www.pattayadailynews.com/en/2010/04/02/somali-pirates-bite-off-more-than-they-can-chew/

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doh!

MasterOfPuppets
04-03-2010, 11:39 AM
They were detained and may face trial in the US for piracy on the high seas. see...this is what pisses me off... why waste taxpayers money by taking prisoners ? these guys should be at the bottom of the ocean along with thier boat...:doh:

Fire Haley
04-03-2010, 11:44 AM
Aye! The pirate way, matey

SCSTILLER
04-03-2010, 12:26 PM
Aye! The pirate way, matey

Chum the waters and then make them walk the plank

hindes204
04-03-2010, 12:47 PM
hahaha............idiots

theplatypus
04-03-2010, 01:00 PM
The article I read stated they were being taken to Kenya for trial.

OneForTheToe
04-03-2010, 01:05 PM
Apparently this was all a misunderstanding as the lead pirate was simply trying to escape from his other pirates, because he could no longer stand the shame working for the pirate organization.














A picture of said pirate has surfaced:

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/object3/1815/44/n85084084677_2668.jpg

MACH1
04-03-2010, 01:48 PM
The article I read stated they were being taken to Kenya for trial.

The obaama homeland.


http://youcoont.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/wiggle_narrowweb__300x3070.jpg

SteelersMongol
04-04-2010, 04:12 AM
Somali pirates are not having it all their own way at present. In the latest incident, some unsophisticated pirates, seeing a large vessel on the horizon, sped up to it hoping for rich pickings only to find themselves confronting a US navy missile frigate, which exchanged fire severely damaging both of their boats, and later capturing the mother ship...

:chuckle:

see...this is what pisses me off... why waste taxpayers money by taking prisoners ? these guys should be at the bottom of the ocean along with thier boat...:doh:

yeah, what happened 2 the old "In the Navy, there R no prisoners" stuff?

Matty™
04-04-2010, 06:48 AM
see...this is what pisses me off... why waste taxpayers money by taking prisoners ? these guys should be at the bottom of the ocean along with thier boat...:doh:

definitely agree,

they run the risk of piracy so they should go down to davy jones locker along with their boat.

Although they are obviously not the smartest tools in the box by the looks of things

Galax Steeler
04-04-2010, 07:20 AM
see...this is what pisses me off... why waste taxpayers money by taking prisoners ? these guys should be at the bottom of the ocean along with thier boat...:doh:

Agreed MOP we do not need to bring them to the us.

beSteelmyheart
04-04-2010, 10:55 PM
Agreed MOP we do not need to bring them to the us.
Yep, then they would get a slap on the wrist & full medical benefits!:chuckle:

steelerdude15
04-04-2010, 11:37 PM
Wow... just wow...

WH
04-05-2010, 01:26 PM
I heard they were running from a ship with sails as black as night and captain so mean that hell itselft spat him back out......

lamberts-lost-tooth
04-05-2010, 01:59 PM
The pseudo-intellectual Rachel Maddows repeated on her show several times that the prisoners were thrown into..."boat jail".

Ship jail?

My 14 year old daughter know that "boat jail" is not the proper term. Its called the "brig".

If Maddows would have called it a "stockade"..I would have chuckled and thought she just got her terms mixed up....but to call it a boat-jail just shows a special level of ignorance.

Do some research you idiot!!!! :doh:

Indo
04-05-2010, 02:10 PM
I'm guessing that if the the Traditional punishment of Hanging Pirates by the Yardarms was brought back this whole lunacy would stop. I remember reading somewhere when the whole Maersk Alabama thing came out that piracy is considered a "Respectable Occupation" among the Skinnies...

Vincent
04-05-2010, 11:22 PM
Do some research you idiot!!!! :doh:

Look LLT, it isn't important what Rachel calls the illegal imperialist torture chamber. Its how she "feels" about it.

"Boat jail". :rofl: Just call it "time out". Dizzy b@#$%.

tony hipchest
04-05-2010, 11:29 PM
The obaama homeland.


http://youcoont.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/wiggle_narrowweb__300x3070.jpgha...ha.

make fun of obama all you want but LEAVE Captain Feathersword out of this... :doh:

Galax Steeler
04-10-2010, 04:14 PM
Looks like we got some more Pirates


US Navy holds 6 suspected pirates after battle

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. warship captured six suspected pirates Saturday after a battle off the Horn of Africa — the Navy's third direct encounter with seafaring bandits in less than two weeks.

The Navy has taken at least 21 suspected pirates since March 31 in the violence-plagued waters off Somalia and nearby regions, where U.S. warships are part of an international anti-piracy flotilla.

A statement by the U.S. Navy said the suspected pirates began shooting at the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland just before dawn about 380 miles (610 kilometers) off Djibouti, a small nation facing Yemen across the mouth of the Red Sea.

The Navy said the Ashland returned fire and the suspected pirate skiff was destroyed. All six people on board were rescued and taken aboard the Ashland.

The Ashland suffered no injuries or damage in the second recent attack on a U.S. warship by suspected pirates
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On March 31, the frigate USS Nicholas exchanged fire with a suspected pirate vessel west of the Seychelles, sinking their skiff and confiscating a mother ship. Five suspected pirates were captured.

On Monday, the destroyer USS McFaul responded to the distress call from a merchant vessel and captured 10 other suspected pirates.

The Navy said it was reviewing "multiple options" on the suspects' fates.

Some suspected pirates have been turned over to Kenya for trial, but there has been some reluctance by African nations to become a center for prosecutions. In December, the Dutch government released 13 suspected Somali pirates after the European Union failed to find a country willing to prosecute them.

One of the suspected pirates accused of attacking the U.S.-flagged merchant ship Maersk Alabama last year is facing trial in the United States.

At the United Nations, Russia has introduced a draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that calls for strengthening the international legal system to ensure captured Somali pirates do not escape punishment.

In Turkey, a news agency reported Saturday that Somali pirates have abandoned a commandeered Turkish ship.

The Dogan agency quoted Fatih Kabal, an official of Bergen Shipping based in Istanbul, as saying the pirates left the MV Yasin C, which was seized Wednesday 250 miles (400 kilometers) off the Kenyan coast.

Kabal said the crew had locked themselves in the engine room and realized that the pirates had left the ship on Friday. He said crew members, who were unharmed, took the damaged ship to the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

Somali pirates have been known to give up on ships they believe have no ransom value, such as vessels owned or hired by Somali traders.

Meanwhile, the owner of a hijacked supertanker has begun negotiations for the ship's release, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the talks. Repeated calls to the vessel operator, South Korea-based Samho Shipping, seeking comment went unanswered on Saturday night. The vessel is owned by a Singaporean company.

A South Korean naval destroyer that had been monitoring the ship began sailing away from the pirates Saturday and heading back toward the Gulf of Aden after the pirates warned the sailors not to come any closer.

Authorities say Somali pirates hijacked the 300,000-ton Samho Dream in the Indian Ocean on April 4. The ship was transporting crude oil worth about $160 million from Iraq to the U.S. with a crew of 24 South Koreans and Filipinos.

More than a dozen ships and their crew are believed to be currently held by pirates off the lawless coast of Somalia.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/04/10/somali-pirates-abandon-hijacked-turkish-vessel/

tony hipchest
04-10-2010, 04:43 PM
Authorities say Somali pirates hijacked the 300,000-ton Samho Dream in the Indian Ocean on April 4. The ship was transporting crude oil worth about $160 million from Iraq to the U.S. with a crew of 24 South Koreans and Filipinos. :huh: interesting.

i didnt realize we were subcontracting foreign vessels to transport iraqi oil to the US.

i wonder how much we paid for that $160,000,000 worth of crude. :scratchchin:

smokin3000gt
04-10-2010, 05:07 PM
I think if the pirates ship gets blown out of the water, forget the rescue! Let them tread water until they just float. Justice for all!

MACH1
04-10-2010, 06:54 PM
I think if the pirates ship gets blown out of the water, forget the rescue! Let them tread water until they just float. Justice for all!

Thats called chumming. :chuckle:

Galax Steeler
04-11-2010, 07:41 AM
Thats called chumming. :chuckle:

Isn't that illegal.:toofunny: