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jjablonowski 01-19-2012 11:53 AM

Royal Navy v. pirates VIDEO 1/12
 
Video posted January 2012:
Royal Navy Stops Somali Pirates in their Tracks [VIDEO] | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore

LandLocked66c 01-19-2012 12:29 PM

I love the warning shots!

SloopJonB 01-23-2012 02:41 PM

Leave it to the Brits to do it right - they've been dealing with pirates for hundreds of years.

I noticed that the accuracy of their "warning shots" has deteriorated somewhat. :D

IMHO, those a$$holes should get ONE warning burst - the next ones should go into the boat.

dylanwinter1 01-24-2012 06:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SloopJonB (Post 820205)
Leave it to the Brits to do it right - they've been dealing with pirates for hundreds of years.

I noticed that the accuracy of their "warning shots" has deteriorated somewhat. :D

IMHO, those a$$holes should get ONE warning burst - the next ones should go into the boat.

sadly us Brits have been pirates for hundreds of years

some of most admired seafarers were privateers

governement sanctioned pirates at that

Dylan

travlineasy 01-24-2012 10:49 AM

If anyone would enjoy reading how and where the piracy in that part of the world began, I suggest reading To the shores of Tripoli: the birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines - Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple - Google Books

Gary :cool:

SloopJonB 01-24-2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dylanwinter1 (Post 820482)
sadly us Brits have been pirates for hundreds of years

some of most admired seafarers were privateers

governement sanctioned pirates at that

Dylan

Exactly, you did THAT right as well. If you have paperwork, you ain't a pirate. :D

Actually, I believe that qualifies you as one of the WOGS - Working On Government Service. :laugher

TravelinJack 01-25-2012 11:20 PM

I'm with SloopJonB on this, one warning is sufficient as far as I'm concerned. After that, the story would be reporting the number of injuries and that the boat was sunk.

Midnightflyer 02-02-2012 03:52 PM

Damn! The Brits missed. I can't believe that one that sails would find anything good in the pirates. Sink a few of them every now and then and the problem would go away. Just my 2 cents.

tomperanteau 02-16-2012 08:17 PM

This is one place where I would certainly support some of our forced being deployed to.

KIVALO 02-17-2012 03:57 PM

Ivan does it best. Handcuff the dirtballs to their boat, blow it up & watch it sink.

Brad
s/v KIVALO


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