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Posted: 1/22/2006 6:58:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 6:59:33 AM EDT by Bostonterrier97]
forgot to post my source:
From:news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060122/ap_on_fe_st/us_navy_pirates;_ylt=AnEt4MAxiwiJxq1xHr34dHKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-


U.S. Navy Seizes Pirate Ship Off Somalia

By JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writer
36 minutes ago



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The U.S. Navy boarded an apparent pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday. The 16 Indians and 10 Somali men were aboard a traditional dhow that was chased and seized Saturday by the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, said Lt. Leslie Hull-Ryde of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain.

The dhow stopped fleeing after the Churchill twice fired warning shots during the chase, which ended 87 kilometers (54 miles) off the coast of Somalia, the Navy said. U.S. sailors boarded the dhow and seized a cache of small arms.

The dhow's crew and passengers were being questioned Sunday aboard the Churchill to determine which were pirates and which were legitimate crew members, Hull-Ryde said.

Sailors aboard the dhow told Navy investigators that pirates hijacked the vessel six days ago near Mogadishu and thereafter used it to stage pirate attacks on merchant ships.

The Churchill is part of a multinational task force patrolling the western Indian Ocean and Horn of Africa region to thwart terrorist activity and other lawlessness during the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

The Navy said it captured the dhow in response to a report from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on Friday that said pirates had fired on the MV Delta Ranger, a Bahamian-flagged bulk carrier that was passing some 320 kilometers (200 miles) off the central eastern coast of Somalia.

Hull-Ryde said the Navy was still investigating the incident and would discuss with international authorities what to do with the detained men.

"The disposition of people and vessels involved in acts of piracy on the high seas are based on a variety of factors, including the offense, the flags of the vessels, the nationalities of the crew, and others," Hull-Ryde said in an e-mail.

Piracy is rampant off the coast of Somalia, which is torn by renewed clashes between militias fighting over control of the troubled African country. Many shipping companies resort to paying ransoms, saying they have few alternatives.

Last month, Somali militiamen finally relinquished a merchant ship hijacked in October.

In November, Somali pirates freed a Ukrainian ore carrier and its 22 member crew after holding it for 40 days. It was unclear whether a US$700,000 ransom demanded by the pirates had been paid.

One of the boldest recent attacks was on Nov. 5, when two boats full of pirates approached a cruise ship carrying Western tourists, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) off Somalia and fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

The crew used a weapon that directs earsplitting noise at attackers, then sped away.

Somalia has had no effective government since 1991, when warlords ousted a dictatorship and then turned on each other, carving the nation of 8.2 million into a patchwork of fiefdoms.

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Walk the Plank Matey!

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:58:59 AM EDT
YARR!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:02:52 AM EDT
Can ye smell it?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:03:59 AM EDT
I wish we would have just blown it out of the water and left the pirates to the sharks.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:07:07 AM EDT
You know you've screwed up when a United States guided missile destroyer is chasing you........
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:08:44 AM EDT
ha-harrrrr
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:09:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 7:10:19 AM EDT by warlord]
From the BBC:
US navy captures Somali 'pirates'

The US navy has captured a number of suspected pirates in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia, it says.


The USS Winston S Churchill tracked the suspected pirate vessel off Somalia, firing warning shots when its orders were ignored
news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/africa_enl_1137929449/img/1.jpg
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:26:55 AM EDT
Avast there! Reef yer sails, come about and prepare to be boarded ye swabs!

ARRRRGGHH! Put a shot across her bow!

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:29:01 AM EDT
*sigh*

global warming will increase now :(

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:35:20 AM EDT
They probably SHIT THEIR PANTS! They couldn't runaway!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:36:58 AM EDT
Can ye smell it??
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:40:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jasba:
You know you've screwed up when a United States guided missile destroyer is chasing you........



This is sigline material.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:46:46 AM EDT
Seizes it ?!?!
Just sink the damn thing and move along.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:49:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Can ye smell it?



Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:50:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By techi870:

Originally Posted By Jasba:
You know you've screwed up when a United States guided missile destroyer is chasing you........



This is sigline material.



Does it have to specificly be a United States DDG or will a UK one suffice.

Given how small the RN has become a fairly LARGE chunk of its surface assets has been hanging out in the general Red Sea/Indian Ocean area lately...
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:50:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dino:
*sigh*

global warming will increase now :(




Ya fergot about the JBThuggery and oppression of minorities by tha man!

Gettin' to where the little guy just can't make a 'honest' living...
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:52:41 AM EDT
"Arrrrrrrrr"

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:53:24 AM EDT
The Somali freedom sailors should get attorneys IMMEDIATELY! And free health care.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:53:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bostonterrier97:
forgot to post my source:
From:news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060122/ap_on_fe_st/us_navy_pirates;_ylt=AnEt4MAxiwiJxq1xHr34dHKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3b2NibDltBHNlYwM3MTY-


U.S. Navy Seizes Pirate Ship Off Somalia

By JIM KRANE, Associated Press Writer
36 minutes ago

<snip>

87 kilometers (54 miles)

<snip>

Piracy is rampant off the coast of Somalia, which is torn by renewed clashes between militias fighting over control of the troubled African country. Many shipping companies resort to paying ransoms, saying they have few alternatives.

<snip>



"few alternatives" ????????????

How about defending yourself, SSSSHHHHEEEEEESHHH !!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:56:40 AM EDT
its a little known fact but a royal navy sailor constantly serves on the Uss Winston S Churchill out of respect for thier grat dearly departed leader.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:07:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:10:50 AM EDT


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:15:50 AM EDT
I see the planet's bully is throwing its weight around again, picking on poor brown people just trying to live off the scraps the global capitalist system throws their way
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:15:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 8:16:33 AM EDT by Jarhead_22]
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:22:50 AM EDT
Send them skurvy bastrads off the plank.

Wait. Do DDGs have a plank?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:25:01 AM EDT
which other foreigners have we named ships for? Have we run out of American heroes or something?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:28:53 AM EDT


It's high time they got this menace off the sea!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:32:29 AM EDT
Can you imagine the guy on watch waking up the Captain.

"durka ....durka .....Mohamda allah jihaid durke durke, durka camel durkea turban, akma durka ....durka ..... U.S. guided missile destroyer!"

Translates to:

"AH .... AH ..... Boss our sacred and holy quest to rid the world of ocean- going infidels is now at an end because we are be chased by a ah...... ah.... U.S. guided missile destroyer!"
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:34:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:01:26 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:43:34 AM EDT
The Flying Spaghetti Monster will be saddened his apostles are in trouble... prepare for His noodley goodness to bring in devine intervention.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:20:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:33:51 AM EDT by barkley-addict]





Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:14:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 10:21:47 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By Surf: "durka ....durka .....Mohamda allah jihaid durke durke, durka camel durkea turban, akma durka ....durka ..... U.S. guided missile destroyer!"
"In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas. In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease. In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand. In the Navy, can't you see we need a hand. In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland. In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man. In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand. In the Navy, in the Navy."


060121-N-5358A-007 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2006) - A boarding team from the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), approaches a suspected pirate vessel to conduct a boarding and inspection at sea, Jan. 21. After receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Jan. 20, the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. naval forces in the area located this vessel controlled by suspected pirates and reported its position. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Systems Technician Kenneth Anderson (RELEASED)

060121-N-5358A-006 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2006) - The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) follows a suspected pirate vessel in the Indian Ocean Jan. 21. After receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Jan. 20, the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. naval forces in the area located this vessel controlled by suspected pirates and reported its position. After some aggressive action by Churchill, US Sailors later established communications and boarded the vessel. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Specialist Kenneth Anderson (RELEASED)

I wonder what that means?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:17:17 AM EDT
The BOO BOX should make up talk
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:25:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:30:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
and in other breaking news......

in retaliation Pirates in Alabama have boarded and captured a USN battleship. Although the ship is permanatly moored in deep mud and unable to sail, the colors were raised and tourists were ordered to "walk the plank" back to the gift shop.


YARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR




i can smell it shipmate
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:31:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By Surf: "durka ....durka .....Mohamda allah jihaid durke durke, durka camel durkea turban, akma durka ....durka ..... U.S. guided missile destroyer!"
"In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas. In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease. In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand. In the Navy, can't you see we need a hand. In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland. In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man. In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand. In the Navy, in the Navy."

www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_060121-N-5358A-007.jpg
060121-N-5358A-007 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2006) - A boarding team from the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), approaches a suspected pirate vessel to conduct a boarding and inspection at sea, Jan. 21. After receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Jan. 20, the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. naval forces in the area located this vessel controlled by suspected pirates and reported its position. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Systems Technician Kenneth Anderson (RELEASED)
www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_060121-N-5358A-006.jpg
060121-N-5358A-006 INDIAN OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2006) - The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) follows a suspected pirate vessel in the Indian Ocean Jan. 21. After receiving a report of an attempted act of piracy from the International Maritime Bureau in Kuala Lumpur on the morning of Jan. 20, the guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. naval forces in the area located this vessel controlled by suspected pirates and reported its position. After some aggressive action by Churchill, US Sailors later established communications and boarded the vessel. U.S. Navy photo by Chief Information Specialist Kenneth Anderson (RELEASED)

I wonder what that means?



It means putting a couple of 5" rounds across her Dhow bow! As you send the last shot downrange, you are talking to them on the radio and making it crystal clear that the next shot will be WITHOUT the 10mil stbd offset.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:33:23 AM EDT
Two intersting woutos from the BBC report

1. "Piracy, including hijackings and hostage-taking, has become common off anarchic Somalia, where there has been no effective central government since 1991. "



and


2. "The Somali government has signed a $50m (£28m) two-year deal with a private US marine security company to carry out coastal patrols. "



Hmmm.

Thats some serious jack some US company took in (Haliburton, or Rand?)
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:34:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By leakycow:
which other foreigners have we named ships for? Have we run out of American heroes or something?



You need to learn your OWN history...

Winston Churchills mother was an American...



And what freedom loving American would have a problem with Winston Churchill anyway?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:36:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LWilde: It means putting a couple of 5" rounds across her Dhow bow! As you send the last shot downrange, you are talking to them on the radio and making it crystal clear that the next shot will be WITHOUT the 10mil stbd offset.
And here I was thinking they were using "sailor language" to intimidate the Somali pirates into submission.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:41:34 AM EDT
Just nice to know.. We own the oceans.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:42:49 AM EDT
I think TopCat marine security got the contract. But of course other nations can combat piracy on the high seas.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:44:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 10:46:47 AM EDT by the_great_snag]
Yeah, something like "Heave to, ya swabbies!"

Seriously I gathered from the article that the reason they handn't sunk it was the pirates had commandeered the vessel from its rightful crew and were using it to conduct raids on merchant shipping in the area.

This shit hasn't changed much since the 16th century...

I wonder if the owners will have to pay the USN a bounty to reclaim their boat?

ETA: sorry bout the typo. They DIDN'T sink it!

I believe now this boat is considered a "prize" under maritime law. How much you wanna bet we'll just give it back anyway? The owners should at least be liable for the cost of the fuel and ammunition used in the pursuit.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:57:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Send them skurvy bastrads off the plank.

Wait. Do DDGs have a plank?



Not standard, but it's pretty easy to come up with one on short notice.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:00:14 AM EDT
If I was the DDG captain I'd have spun up the turbines to max rpm and had Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" blaring over the loudspeakers.

Then prepare to ram.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:06:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 11:06:25 AM EDT by brentwal]

Originally Posted By vito113:

Originally Posted By leakycow:
which other foreigners have we named ships for? Have we run out of American heroes or something?



You need to learn your OWN history...

Winston Churchills mother was an American...




A few of us do know that, but we still like to complain anyway.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:11:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By LWilde: It means putting a couple of 5" rounds across her Dhow bow! As you send the last shot downrange, you are talking to them on the radio and making it crystal clear that the next shot will be WITHOUT the 10mil stbd offset.
And here I was thinking they were using "sailor language" to intimidate the Somali pirates into submission.




Naw they just racked a 12 gauge shotgun and the pirates all jumped overboard and swaM for their lives.

USN ------> <----- pirates
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:16:02 AM EDT
They needed a faster boat.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:26:17 AM EDT


Can ye smell it?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:29:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Can ye smell it?



img491.imageshack.us/img491/8042/smellit2pz.jpg



Where did that picture and phrase originate? I don't understand what the hell it's supposed to mean. Smell what?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:30:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 11:32:53 AM EDT by rwinn625]

Originally Posted By Alien:

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Can ye smell it?



img491.imageshack.us/img491/8042/smellit2pz.jpg



Where did that picture and phrase originate? I don't understand what the hell it's supposed to mean. Smell what?



www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=428760
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:39:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
and in other breaking news......

in retaliation Pirates in Alabama have boarded and captured a USN battleship. Although the ship is permanatly moored in deep mud and unable to sail, the colors were raised and tourists were ordered to "walk the plank" back to the gift shop.


YARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=43264

I heard it took a big hit from Katrina and just got righted form the listing, and that the museum opened today sorry for the hijack of the thread but all this talk of pirates has inspired me to hijack...LOL
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