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Why that frigate did not stand back and sink the lot of them with it's 47 mm? cannon is a mystery to me.
I suppose he had no way of knowing whether the pirates had any odd yachtie hostages on board. Also it is not clear how the frigate knew for certain that the boat was manned by pirates, before the crew were approached and started shooting.

However, the Times story is probably incomplete, as it does not say how the fishing dhow was identified as the offending vessel.

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I agree with Jim, after seeing related pirate's while in th golf of tonkin while I was in the Navy back during Vietnam, I say just blow then out of the water and don't risk our men & women at all. Justice though a 5" 54 shell is enough.

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Yes, there could have been hostages on board, I suppose.

The Iranian incident makes me squirm.
They will shoot it out next time, methinks.

A roaming helicopter is a very active discouragement.
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Well it is a start... But the LEOs should be more aggressive in eradicating those vermin. Not only at sea but in the ports also.

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good to see some whip crakn on pirates like that, i would like to hear more piracy reports ending like that, if they arent taken out they will just keep coming, with more guns and biger boats.
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jimmy— Kack is an alternate term for ****

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jimmy— Kack is an alternate term for ****
Gosh darn it, Dog, keep it down, willya? Yer gonna attract the attention of the Rude Word Police.

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I am offended by those who want me to be politically correct... But pirates offended me even more. So shoot the foul smelling feces out of the pirates and give the PC police a norwegian sleigh ride.

By the way; the need to use swear words and to cuss, is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcefully.

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Of course in times past the British Government was not averse to giving pirates "Letters of Marque" and then proclaiming said pirates as national heroes.

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