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Old 12-12-2005, 01:05 AM
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Somebody sent me an interesting article about piracy on the seven seas.

Here the link, for those who are interested:


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Old 01-03-2006, 01:21 AM
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I think that piracy atempt is nothing to worry about.
Have you seen pictures? Those were bunch of pathetic loosers.
Yes, they had a fire weapons though but I am sure that cruise lines will respond on this situation addequatly. They just cannot afford to risk safety of theire precious passangers
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:02 AM
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There is a good article in the current edition of Conde Nast Traveler about the piracy incident. The article says assaults on passenger vessels isn't something to get overwrought about. Cargo ships and yachts are the primary targets. It may be that this bunch of hoseheads thought the Spirit was a private yacht, albeit a large one. The pirates do a brisk business re-selling yachts, and with stolen cargo. Passenger ships have too many negatives - crowd control, large crews with trained security officers, etc.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:16 AM
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I wonder if the Cruiselines are taking appropriate precautions, ie., their own RPG's, or some sort of defense. It can't hurt to give ship security access to an M60 or bubba's deer rifle on board to deter these misguided thugs.

Better yet, doesn't some of these ships have skeet shooting on board. I shot marksman in the AF. Each cruise could identify someone with shootins skills and designate them the ship's marksman to handle the aggressors.

I'm kidding of course. Short of the pirates being able to penetrate the hull of the ship there is no way the captain would allow these jerks aboard.

Can you imagine the law suits?

I, for one, will not allow third-world thugs to ruin my vacation. Until I see Osama in a row boat with a RBLM (that is Row Boat Launched Missile) heading toward my cruise ship, I will not change my vacation plans.

We love to cruise, for the money you get more than flying into a resort and spending time and money in one place.

SO cruise on and leave the pirates to the Captain.
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Old 01-22-2006, 05:18 PM
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Got them. Well at least one of them. The US Navy, Let me repeat the United States Of America Navy caught a pirate ship off the coast of Somalia. They boarded the boat and found numerous weapons.

Can't ruin my vacation.
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Old 01-24-2006, 07:33 PM
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I think I would be on deck taking pictures

I really don't thing that a small bunch would be able to do much to a large cruise ship.
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