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soldieroffortune 258
Gallente
Tribal Liberation Force
Posted - 2008.11.29 02:04:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: soldieroffortune 258 on 29/11/2008 02:04:30
i swear, if this continues, those pirates are going to gather themselves a huge ass arsenal if something isnt done, i mean seriously


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"The three APMSS-employed security guards -- all former British servicemen -- mounted "sustained non-lethal resistance" but were unable to stop the attackers seizing control of the ship, Davis said"



WHAT THE HELL?


just shoot the mother****ers, "non lethal resistance" isnt working, as we have discovered from this, and many of the 40 previous hijacking's this year


what is this world coming to . . . . ?

Shirley Serious
Amarr
The Khanid Sisters of Athra
Posted - 2008.11.29 02:20:00 - [2]
 

There was only 3 of them.
Pirates have superior numbers.
If you offer resistance, or shoot&kill any of them, you'd have to be sure to shoot&kill all of them, otherwise they will still take the ship, but they will kill members of the crew in revenge.
And being able to kill all of them is simply not going to happen unless you have a platoon or two embarked, not just 3 dudes.

Kyanzes
Amarr
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2008.11.29 03:33:00 - [3]
 

"Around 20,000 oil tankers, freighters and merchant vessels pass along the crucial shipping route each year. "

That seems to be the real catch.


Embarassed

EnslaverOfMinmatar
Amarr
Posted - 2008.11.29 03:39:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: EnslaverOfMinmatar on 29/11/2008 03:41:34
Perhaps other merchant ships are carrying weapons and maybe they have killed pirates, but they wouldn't tell about it to anyone and would've just disposed of the bodies Twisted Evil
If this bs isn't stopped in somalia soon, pirates could appear everywhere else because they'll know they can get away with it.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2008.11.29 03:49:00 - [5]
 

Stop!

We come aboard and take all your stuffz.

NOW!!!


Slade

MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.11.29 04:25:00 - [6]
 

It is going to get to the point that the UN authorizes peacekeeping efforts and takes over the Somali coast.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.11.29 06:10:00 - [7]
 

This is what happens when you bring a baton to a gun fight.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2008.11.29 09:53:00 - [8]
 

If they had tried to shoot back, they would have had to have been certain to kill ALL of them. Otherwise, the ones who remained would execute the entire crew for "killing their buddies".

Tyler
Caldari
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2008.11.29 10:51:00 - [9]
 

I read somewhere that merchant vessels are not allowed to carry any sort of armed guards, maybe someone could confirm this?

Also, if there is only 3 of them, even if they had guns they wouldn't of been able to do anything. There have been reports in the media of up to 25 pirates attacking a single vessel. Not to mention the pirates are getting increasingly more organized and getting better equipment with all the phat ransoms they are getting :/

ouroboros trading
Gallente
Medics On Fire
Posted - 2008.11.29 11:57:00 - [10]
 

the raise in the amount of jacks being greeted is alarming, indeed.

Dr Slaughter
Minmatar
Coreli Corporation
Naraka.
Posted - 2008.11.29 14:51:00 - [11]
 

18 years without a government or much personal security will make people desperate.

Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.11.29 15:59:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Meiyang Lee on 29/11/2008 16:00:28
Do the same thing they did last time piracy became a problem and remove their port of call from the face of the planet, preferably with everyone in it. (2-3 MOABs should do just dandy)
(ok, last time was over a century ago, but they still reduced the port they used to a smoking ruin)

As for the security details on those trading ships, most of them only have a handful of crew to begin with, and those are usually not trained military personnel.

Vladimir Ilych
Gradient
Electus Matari
Posted - 2008.11.29 16:19:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Vladimir Ilych on 29/11/2008 16:22:59
Not condoning piracy but as they have no government trawlers from all over the world take around $30 billion in fish out of their waters every year.

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But Garowe resident Abdulkadil Mohamed says, they do not see themselves as pirates.

"Illegal fishing is the root cause of the piracy problem," he says.

"They call themselves coastguards."


Meiyang Lee
Gallente
Azteca Transportation Unlimited
Gunboat Diplomacy
Posted - 2008.11.29 16:37:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Vladimir Ilych
Edited by: Vladimir Ilych on 29/11/2008 16:22:59
Not condoning piracy but as they have no government trawlers from all over the world take around $30 billion in fish out of their waters every year.

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But Garowe resident Abdulkadil Mohamed says, they do not see themselves as pirates.

"Illegal fishing is the root cause of the piracy problem," he says.

"They call themselves coastguards."




Fine, but then atleast let them attack the fishing trawlers that are breaking the law by even being there rather than ransoming random cargo vessels that are just passing through.

Dr Slaughter
Minmatar
Coreli Corporation
Naraka.
Posted - 2008.11.29 17:20:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Meiyang Lee

Fine, but then atleast let them attack the fishing trawlers that are breaking the law by even being there rather than ransoming random cargo vessels that are just passing through.


I wonder if they will use the ransom money to buy & fit proper concord vessels to solve their illegal fishing problem Very Happy

Probably not... though. ugh

Shanzem
Minmatar
DarkStar 1
GoonSwarm
Posted - 2008.11.29 18:51:00 - [16]
 


Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2008.11.29 21:20:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: Tyler


Also, if there is only 3 of them, even if they had guns they wouldn't of been able to do anything. There have been reports in the media of up to 25 pirates attacking a single vessel. Not to mention the pirates are getting increasingly more organized and getting better equipment with all the phat ransoms they are getting :/


They're in the middle of the ocean and the pirates are using a speedboat. I believe one TOW rocket should do.

Pete X
Minmatar
The Littlest Hobos
Ushra'Khan
Posted - 2008.11.29 22:01:00 - [18]
 

this really is the definition of '' Your stuffz can i has them plz? '' but more '' Your stuffz i takez cuz i r bad ebil piwat ''

Cmdr Sy
Appetite 4 Destruction
The Firm.
Posted - 2008.11.29 23:20:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Tyler
I read somewhere that merchant vessels are not allowed to carry any sort of armed guards, maybe someone could confirm this?

Correct, maritime law forbids merchant vessels or crews to carry armament. I tried to get into that line of work a few years ago, that was one of the bits of trivia that was made clear - your hands are tied. Exceptions are made for nuclear transports and military chartered vessels, but those are a comparative rarity.

Interestingly, any navy of any sovereign nation can engage pirates at will. The trade is such an anachronism that there is no universal due process for it. Sticking half a dozen helicopter carriers in the Gulf of Aden and lighting up every inflatable and go-fast would work wonders, is legal, and requires no international mandate. It just would not look civilised in these enlightened times. Rolling Eyes I think the existing hostages are the only thing preventing a free-fire policy at this point.

Sikander 2
Caldari
Firebird Squadron
Terra-Incognita
Posted - 2008.11.29 23:38:00 - [20]
 

I personally think we should load up old freighters with high explosives, send them through saying they cost loads, then blow them up when the pirates come to reap the goods.

KAMIKAAAZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


 

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