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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 11/20/2008 3:06:07 PM EDT
It would be like a heavily armed Sea Shepheard.

We can Escort for a fee, or we can place a small armed squad on the ship when it is in passage throught dangerous waters...or both.

I figure the top of one of the control towers on the large ships would make a good gun platform.

I have been debating armaments.

GAU-19A a 3 barrel 50cal gatling gun.
MK-19 40mm grenade launcher
AT-4 or SMAW-D
M240
Assorted small arms

I think a javelin would work great at sea as well.. fire and forget thermal either direct attack or top down with a range of 2500m..that would bring some serious man portable firepower to the table.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:08:50 PM EDT
Just disguise it as an oil tanker to draw them in.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:11:00 PM EDT
Arrrrr, can ye smell it

"Repel borders to starboard"

Letter of Marque, me matey's
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:12:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Arrrrr, can ye smell it

"Repel borders to starboard"

Letter of Marque, me matey's


If they make it through the first two layers of defense, that is what the small arms are for..  
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:12:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
It would be like a heavily armed Sea Shepheard.

We can Escort for a fee, or we can place a small armed squad on the ship when it is in passage throught dangerous waters...or both.

I figure the top of one of the control towers on the large ships would make a good gun platform.

I have been debating armaments.

GAU-19A a 3 barrel 50cal gatling gun.
MK-19 40mm grenade launcher
AT-4 or SMAW-D
M240
Assorted small arms

I think a javelin would work great at sea as well.. fire and forget thermal either direct attack or top down with a range of 2500m..that would bring some serious man portable firepower to the table.


With the laws from all the different countries and borders, Good luck on being a
legal
security type.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:13:00 PM EDT
Hello...eerrr...I mean AAAAaaarrrrrrr, Who do I be seeing about becoming a ship mate on yur fine vessle?  also do I have to submit my resume?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:13:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 3:13:56 PM EDT by Dan1918A2]
Once we capture pirates, they should be marooned, rather than shot.

-Dan
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:14:43 PM EDT
With the number of tragic boating accidents around here, we'll need to outsource the Captain's job.

I'm in if someone else drives!

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:15:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jefferson_Local:
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
It would be like a heavily armed Sea Shepheard.

We can Escort for a fee, or we can place a small armed squad on the ship when it is in passage throught dangerous waters...or both.

I figure the top of one of the control towers on the large ships would make a good gun platform.

I have been debating armaments.

GAU-19A a 3 barrel 50cal gatling gun.
MK-19 40mm grenade launcher
AT-4 or SMAW-D
M240
Assorted small arms

I think a javelin would work great at sea as well.. fire and forget thermal either direct attack or top down with a range of 2500m..that would bring some serious man portable firepower to the table.


With the laws from all the different countries and borders, Good luck on being a
legal
security type.


international waters..  if we escort in, or board our clients ships in, and get off before we enter another countries waters.. what are the rules?

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:16:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jefferson_Local:
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
It would be like a heavily armed Sea Shepheard.

We can Escort for a fee, or we can place a small armed squad on the ship when it is in passage throught dangerous waters...or both.

I figure the top of one of the control towers on the large ships would make a good gun platform.

I have been debating armaments.

GAU-19A a 3 barrel 50cal gatling gun.
MK-19 40mm grenade launcher
AT-4 or SMAW-D
M240
Assorted small arms

I think a javelin would work great at sea as well.. fire and forget thermal either direct attack or top down with a range of 2500m..that would bring some serious man portable firepower to the table.


With the laws from all the different countries and borders, Good luck on being a
legal
security type.



blackwater already has an armed shipped doing escorts in somalia. they got permits
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:18:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 3:19:07 PM EDT by HankZudd]
Ohhh,, so this is how we "loose" all our EBR's when the Obamanazies come to "make us safe".!  Lost in a boating accident on the high seas!!!! Very nice  
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:18:25 PM EDT
Dude I'm in! I've got Airsoft... and a tac vest!!!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:20:26 PM EDT
I would prefer having something in 30mm around.
I would like to have a 105mm as well and want something for air defense.

Your list would be otherwise pretty good.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:22:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Torf:
I would prefer having something in 30mm around.
I would like to have a 105mm as well and want something for air defense.

Your list would be otherwise pretty good.


my list is designed to be carried on to another ship by a person or multiple persons.  On our own ship that would be a different ball game.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:25:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Originally Posted By Torf:
I would prefer having something in 30mm around.
I would like to have a 105mm as well and want something for air defense.

Your list would be otherwise pretty good.


my list is designed to be carried on to another ship by a person or multiple persons.  On our own ship that would be a different ball game.


no need to ride on the "protected" ship. Have your own so you can protect the ship your escorting , just like blackwater is doing, that way you can go out and head off any approcahing ships and take the fight to them rather than sitting on a ship waiting for them to throw rpgs at your client. see what im saying??
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:30:22 PM EDT
I would voulenteer some time on leave to participate in the ARF Anti-Pirate Fleet Activities.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:34:10 PM EDT
I'll go, but all I have is a 10-22 and a .38


Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:36:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pukindog:
I'll go, but all I have is a 10-22 and a .38




ok, you will get the angle neck flashlight and take your .38 and you can check out the innards of the pirate ship after we board it.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:36:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dan1918A2:
Once we capture pirates, they should be marooned, rather than shot.

-Dan


Aye!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:37:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 3:40:57 PM EDT by TC6969]
WTF are they going to do?

Hurl insults at the pirates via keyboard from the safety of the ship?

IBTL! You Noob pirates!  Dupe! Dupe! GTFO!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:37:47 PM EDT
I am soooooo in on this.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:43:43 PM EDT
Arfcruise to the tenth power!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:44:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
Originally Posted By pukindog:
I'll go, but all I have is a 10-22 and a .38




ok, you will get the angle neck flashlight and take your .38 and you can check out the innards of the pirate ship after we board it.



Cool. Hull rat!

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:46:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lorax:
Arfcruise to the tenth power!




Yes.......this is MY idea of an ARFcruise

Count me in Ill bring my own weapons, will work for beer
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:53:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CarbineDad:
Arrrrr, can ye smell it

"Repel borders to starboard"

Letter of Marque, me matey's





I don't think any of these have been issued since TJ.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:00:53 PM EDT
I'm in. Pay off my house and truck and I will man your guns for a year. Arrrr anti pirate pirate.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:17:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jefferson_Local:
Originally Posted By freeride21a:
It would be like a heavily armed Sea Shepheard.

We can Escort for a fee, or we can place a small armed squad on the ship when it is in passage throught dangerous waters...or both.

I figure the top of one of the control towers on the large ships would make a good gun platform.

I have been debating armaments.

GAU-19A a 3 barrel 50cal gatling gun.
MK-19 40mm grenade launcher
AT-4 or SMAW-D
M240
Assorted small arms

I think a javelin would work great at sea as well.. fire and forget thermal either direct attack or top down with a range of 2500m..that would bring some serious man portable firepower to the table.


With the laws from all the different countries and borders, Good luck on being a
legal
security type.


We keep a smaller ship nearby that we disembark to just before the ship enters its destination port...stay in international waters...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:30:04 PM EDT
I can shoot straight and can learn things very quickly and if you pay for a base model one ton diesel truck I'm in
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:41:29 PM EDT
What was the pirate movie rated?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:42:44 PM EDT
I'm in if we can mount one of these on our Man O'War



(Pic credited to Swindle1984 in the flamethrower thread)    
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:43:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spyks:
What was the pirate movie rated?


Arrrrrrrgh!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:45:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 4:45:44 PM EDT by uglygun]
I think what is going to happen is one dominant pirate is going to take the move to move "legit" and provide escort service so that he can kill off his competition and move from an illegal operation to a legal operation.


Once one of them gets armed well enough to afford some decent equipment they will take the initiative and work to kill off the competition.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:53:56 PM EDT
I'm in but what Knife is easier on my teeth for when I have to climb up to the Crows Nest ?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:59:59 PM EDT
AARRGH!! I be willin' ta gut some scalawags for ye!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:03:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Darkstar117:
I would voulenteer some time on leave to participate in the ARF Anti-Pirate Fleet Activities.


As would I... Were it done halfway decently.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:10:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 5:11:10 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]
Q:   Will we get to keep the booty from the pirate's ships? (Not what THEY have stolen,their guns man......their guns)
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:14:37 PM EDT
I'm thinking someone on that continent should start a maritime version of Executive Outcomes, who operated used Mi-24's and BMPs, but instead use some off the shelf ex-Russian light patrol boats like this one, which has 2 dual 30mm's which would be plenty of firepower. The markets there, guess just working out the legalities, logistics and financing is the massive obstacle.  A firm like E.O. made it work once before, albeit on land, but maybe it could be done again at sea.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:22:59 PM EDT
Just have an ARFCOM cruise.  You know, like Rosie O-Donnel's gay family cruise but with less lesbians and more guns.  Then, purposefully sail into "pirate-infested" waters off the horn of Africa and let nature take its course...
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:23:59 PM EDT
2K a day and I am in.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:28:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 5:29:01 PM EDT by anekrel]
I'm in.  All I have is a .380, 9mm, and .22lr rifle.  I'm handy on the 9mm, but I could easily trade either of those in and the .22lr for a nice AK or an SKS.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:28:37 PM EDT
Honest, Barack! I lost all my guns in a tragic pirate hunting accident!
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:29:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 5:38:17 PM EDT by zwvirtual]


This
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:33:56 PM EDT
Arfcom pirate hunters, sounds like fun. Just one question, How much armament can you fit on a 16 foot pontoon boat?
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:00:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Arfcom pirate hunters, sounds like fun. Just one question, How much armament can you fit on a 16 foot pontoon boat?



I bet you could get a few dual .50's and an mk19 on one.  Might have to sacrafice one of the coolers of beer.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:05:17 PM EDT
In Before The Little Boat with the .50 cal (Canadian Coast Guard) Pic.


Ooops! Too late...



Link Posted: 11/20/2008 9:27:54 PM EDT
I'm out being out in open waters for extended periods of time make me real sea sick. I can last a lot longer than most people, but I wouldn't be in 'fighting shape'.

Besides I can't see us looking any better than a bunch of Hadjis, unless we get some SERIOUS cash backings...

Better off leaving it to Blackwater.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:28:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By clement:
I'm out being out in open waters for extended periods of time make me real sea sick. I can last a lot longer than most people, but I wouldn't be in 'fighting shape'.

Besides I can't see us looking any better than a bunch of Hadjis, unless we get some SERIOUS cash backings...

Better off leaving it to Blackwater.


such negativity.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 10:35:58 AM EDT
How about one of these that's slated for decommission:

Link Posted: 11/21/2008 2:51:51 PM EDT
Any country who has been a victim of piracy can grant us a ship , supplies , and a letter of marque AND REPRISAL  the part in red is what grants authority to go offensive . Fuck waiting for them to try and board us , search and destroy FTMFW . I had a commercial licence for the St. Lawrence seaway when I was younger , but it was for a boat much smaller than a damn tanker. I'de be perfectly comfortable in an engine room or at the navigation panel . Remmember , a computerized map with a bullet hole is a paperwieght , a chart with a bullet hole is still a chart.
Link Posted: 11/21/2008 3:41:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By anekrel:
How about one of these that's slated for decommission:

http://images.military.com/EQGpics/EQG_VSComDD_1.jpg


Too late. They're all decommissioned. Besides, they are too expensive to operate.

My bet is that most here would spend 90% of their time upchucking their lunch, 9% of their time bored as hell, and 1%  of the time shitting their shorts.
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