Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 2/25/2007 11:07:27 PM EST
Dear UN,

Don't call us, the US and UK Navy are busy sorting out your mess in the Gulf…

ANdy



February 26, 2007
UN ship seized by pirates
NAIROBI Pirates have taken control of a UNchartered vessel off the tip of the Horn of Africa.

The move was the first reported hijacking since last year when the interim government, with Ethiopian military help, drove out Islamists who controlled southern Somalia. The pirates, who disappeared last week from Somali waters during a battle for control of the nation on land, were armed with AK47s. They stormed the freighter MV Rozen and its crew of six Kenyans and six Sri Lankans after intercepting it with a speedboat.

“She had just finished unloading in the port of Bosasso,” Andrew Mwangura, the director of the East African Seafarers Assistance Programme, said. “To date, there has been no communication. They have not made any demands at all.”

The ship, which had offloaded 1,800 tonnes of food aid, was empty. (Reuters)


http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article1437947.ece
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:11:15 PM EST
ARGGGG Me Hardies. It be a fine bit of aid we be taken today. ARGGGG
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:31:06 PM EST
i bet if the crew was armed they could have done something, good thing there were no guns around, some kids could get hurt.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:33:00 PM EST
Parlay?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:33:22 PM EST
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?

I seriously have no idea... never even been on a big ship. Just seems like a reasonable deterent to me
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:33:51 PM EST
Clearly, this happened because of the easy availability of firearms. If these pirates hadn't had access to AK47s, they would have been farmers instead.
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:35:17 PM EST

Originally Posted By Shakes525:
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?


They used too… back in the day we used to keep pump action shotties and handguns aboard, but the UN banned it under international treaty.

ANdy
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:37:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 11:38:51 PM EST by Shakes525]

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Shakes525:
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?


They used too… back in the day we used to keep pump action shotties and handguns aboard, but the UN banned it under international treaty.

ANdy


So I could theoretically go hijack a ship with some airsoft rifles? That's pretty goddamn scarey!

I wonder if the blue paint on the helmets is lead based?
Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:40:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/25/2007 11:41:13 PM EST by CletusRoundbelly]
Apparently they are the Retarded Pirate Robbing Crew. The ship was empty.


Of course, they just might have wanted a ship, but somehow I doubt it.


Link Posted: 2/25/2007 11:58:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Shakes525:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Shakes525:
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?


They used too… back in the day we used to keep pump action shotties and handguns aboard, but the UN banned it under international treaty.

ANdy


So I could theoretically go hijack a ship with some airsoft rifles? That's pretty goddamn scarey!

I wonder if the blue paint on the helmets is lead based?

You won't even need an airsoft rifle, probably just like banks, they are instructed to comply, you just say "this is a hi-jacking" and they give it up. I read an article a few months ago, I forget where, that these ships get hi-jacked all the time and these pirates just demand like $30,000, so the companies just wire them the money and they leave. It's just like a business transaction anymore.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 12:00:18 AM EST
I wonder what they're going to do about this... write a resolution to pirates telling them to please stop as they are unarmed?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 12:40:07 AM EST

Originally Posted By Shakes525:

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By Shakes525:
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?


They used too… back in the day we used to keep pump action shotties and handguns aboard, but the UN banned it under international treaty.

ANdy


So I could theoretically go hijack a ship with some airsoft rifles? That's pretty goddamn scarey!

I wonder if the blue paint on the helmets is lead based?


Hey, I have an Airsoft rifle. Does this mean I can get myself a new UN boat?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 1:37:55 AM EST
I wasn't aware of our having Nairobi membership.

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 1:44:53 AM EST
Hmmm...

My gut tells me this was an inisde job - wither the crews wa in in it, and they wanted a ship, or the crew's chain of command sold them out for cash. Either would be standard UN fare.

Several years ago I had an interesting conversation with an idealistc but burned out Ghanaian (Sp?) Army Captain. The stories he tols me about the corruption he has personally witnessed in UN ops will stick with me until the day I die.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 1:53:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By spectre556:
Parlay?


PLUNDER!!!

Link Posted: 2/26/2007 1:57:03 AM EST
Hmmm...

Siezing an empty freighter. No cargo to plunder/sell.

Maybe al Qaeda would turn it into the world's biggest VBIED?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:06:02 AM EST
At least it wasn't filled with Belgian APCs this time.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:08:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dracster:
At least it wasn't filled with Belgian APCs this time.


say again?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:22:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:47:38 AM EST


I prefer pirate tales of the idiots trying to sneak up on USN or RN vessels or opening fire on them.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 2:51:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By NUcadet07:

Originally Posted By Dracster:
At least it wasn't filled with Belgian APCs this time.


say again?


That's what I said. Found this....

Dude, where's my Pandur?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:01:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By TopCrest:

Originally Posted By NUcadet07:

Originally Posted By Dracster:
At least it wasn't filled with Belgian APCs this time.


say again?


That's what I said. Found this....

Dude, where's my Pandur?




ANdy
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:18:48 AM EST
first- fuck the uN

2nd- again with this "added information" that they were armed with AK47's.. like it matters ? adding to the misconseption that only bad people and bad things are associated with the AK.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:22:09 AM EST
So. How possible is it for these people to take this ship and try and ram a war ship or supply ship with it?
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:23:12 AM EST
Arrrrghhh! Fire on the uproll ye swabs!

Strike your colors you scurvy swabs and prepare to be boarded!
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:23:31 AM EST
They'll just pass a resolution, the Pirates will of course repent and give the ship back and all will be good with the world and they can all sit down and buy each other a coke and sing in harmony.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 3:58:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/26/2007 3:59:36 AM EST by lheggland]

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
So. How possible is it for these people to take this ship and try and ram a war ship or supply ship with it?


Not really something to worry about unless the Warship is crippled or in port. Your average cargo hauler makes 12-15kts, 20 at tops. A DDG-51 class destroyer can go from 30kts forward to 15kts astern in about 30 seconds and good luck trying to get it anywhere near a capital ship.

Since the USS Cole was attacked western navies have done allot more planning to defend against that kind of attack. Small craft are still the number one threat because they enter and leave port on their own. A ship will be required to contact the port authority and pick up a pilot. If a ship tries to barrel into most harbors their will be plenty of warning for any warships there to get underway. Even an old school steam warship can get underway in minutes if they have their boilers hot. This day and age no sane skipper goes cold iron in a foreign port.
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:03:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By TopCrest:

Originally Posted By NUcadet07:

Originally Posted By Dracster: At least it wasn't filled with Belgian APCs this time.
say again?
That's what I said. Found this.... Dude, where's my Pandur?
ANdy
Oh my, this was the best part of the article...

I suppose it's worth mentioning at this point that 15 Pandur APCs actually represent fully one-quarter of Belgium's total inventory. Or a third of its remaining inventory, take your pick. Meanwhile, It's hard to decide which response to all this has more dark humour value - the UN's, or Belgium's. ...
Link Posted: 2/26/2007 4:25:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By Shakes525:
Dont large ships keep arms onboard?

I seriously have no idea... never even been on a big ship. Just seems like a reasonable deterent to me



Do the interns get Glocks?
Top Top