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6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:12 pm

Now thats what I call justice: 6 of the Somali pirates which held the tanker Sirius Star for some weeks have drowned after their overloaded boat, full of plunder and ransom money capsized and sank.
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:14 pm

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for these guys.
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:16 pm

There is justice sometimes. Rot in hell. After all we have to worry about we have to waste our time with these people. I wish those vessels could be armed with some heavy metal so each time they approached the captain could just cut them in half with a few thousand rounds. Good target practice.
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:17 pm



Quoting NA (Thread starter):
Now thats what I call justice

 thumbsup  As I always feel obliged to say in such circumstances: I love it when that happens.
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:19 pm

I've been wondering why any of them were allowed to reach land?
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:41 pm



Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 2):
I wish those vessels could be armed with some heavy metal so each time they approached the captain could just cut them in half with a few thousand rounds.

I would generally agree with you. But there is a good reason why cargo ships don't carry small arms, apart from maybe a pistol in the captain's cabin. The crews on these ships are not the best-paid people in the world and are often from pretty poor parts of the world themselves, and the cargo is always of value. What's to prevent them from shooting the officers and pirating the ship themselves?
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:57 pm



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 5):
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 2):
I wish those vessels could be armed with some heavy metal so each time they approached the captain could just cut them in half with a few thousand rounds.

I would generally agree with you.

With that username I expect that you like armed ships!
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:06 pm



Quoting NA (Reply 6):
With that username I expect that you like armed ships!

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:12 pm



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 7):
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:31 pm

Damn!!! They took with them $ 3 Million... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Tell me where!!! I am sending a crew to fish out that money NOW!!!

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:39 pm

I guess Karma has been a bitch for those pirates. They get the ransom, and the ransom drowns them. That's justice.

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:46 pm

Why have the Somali's taken up being pirating? Many who did so were fishermen, but the dumping of dangerous wastes by western countries illegally in their fishing grounds as well as overfishing of those waters wiped out their primary source of income. Add to that Somali has no governence, a very poor country, faces civil wars in it, it is no wonder some took the decision to become pirates - it is about survival. Still, being a pirate is wrong and I have no problem with this group of pirates going 'to Davy Jones Locker' to use the old sea saying.

I hope the ransom is recovered and more efforts are made to both stop these pirates and to reduce the economic situations that led them to be pirates.
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:11 pm



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Why have the Somali's taken up being pirating? Many who did so were fishermen, but the dumping of dangerous wastes by western countries illegally in their fishing grounds as well as overfishing of those waters wiped out their primary source of income. Add to that Somali has no governence, a very poor country, faces civil wars in it, it is no wonder some took the decision to become pirates - it is about survival. Still, being a pirate is wrong and I have no problem with this group of pirates going 'to Davy Jones Locker' to use the old sea saying.

I hope the ransom is recovered and more efforts are made to both stop these pirates and to reduce the economic situations that led them to be pirates.

What you describe is how the piracy started, but once it was shown that the shipping companies would pay ransom and that there was a lot of money to be made, the warlords (read: organised crime thugs) moved in and took over. Today Somalia's piracy is a booming industry with pirates operating far away from their home waters, out in the middle of the Indian Ocean and as far south as Kenya and Tansania.
Theyare now well organised with a huge infrastructure in the background to organise manpower and guarding the hostages, to launder the ransom money, as well as using sophisticated modern equipment to find the targets.
The days when European fishing vessels illegally operating in Somali territorial waters were hijacked by a few AK-47 armed fishermen operating from their village's beach are long over.

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:19 pm



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 5):
What's to prevent them from shooting the officers and pirating the ship themselves?

I am well aware of why these vessels can't be armed. Just wishing. Would be great to see the looks on the pirate's faces when he cocked it and started letting hell fly.
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:44 pm

They drowned?

Oh dear.
How sad.
Nevermind.

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:51 am



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Why have the Somali's taken up being pirating? Many who did so were fishermen, but the dumping of dangerous wastes by western countries illegally in their fishing grounds as well as overfishing of those waters wiped out their primary source of income. Add to that Somali has no governence, a very poor country, faces civil wars in it, it is no wonder some took the decision to become pirates - it is about survival. Still, being a pirate is wrong and I have no problem with this group of pirates going 'to Davy Jones Locker' to use the old sea saying.

I hope the ransom is recovered and more efforts are made to both stop these pirates and to reduce the economic situations that led them to be pirates.

Well, outsiders set up the fishing industry in Somalia during the 1970ies, Somalis didn´t fish too much before since they preferred meat over fish (they don´t eat lobster and such due to religious beliefs) and no storage was possible (meat was taken from animals kept alive and fresh slaughtered).Sweden, Denmark and UK was involved in those aid projects.
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:52 am

 rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 

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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:38 am



Quoting NA (Thread starter):
6 of the Somali pirates which held the tanker Sirius Star for some weeks have drowned after their overloaded boat, full of plunder and ransom money capsized and sank.

I'm really trying to feel sorry for those guys.....


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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:17 am

Anyone else think chemical weapons where hidden among the ransom?
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:25 pm



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Many who did so were fishermen, but the dumping of dangerous wastes by western countries illegally in their fishing grounds as well as overfishing of those waters wiped out their primary source of income.

First blame out-siders for a local problem

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Add to that Somali has no governence, a very poor country, faces civil wars in it, it is no wonder some took the decision to become pirates - it is about survival

Second throw in some local responsibility

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 11):
Still, being a pirate is wrong and I have no problem with this group of pirates going 'to Davy Jones Locker' to use the old sea saying.

Third add the caveat.

Not picking on you personally, just that in todays world this seems to be the way intellectuals address things. The US just released their job loss figures, so first blame Mexico, China and third world countries for taking the jobs, then blame the US companies who don't care where the product is made as long as they make money, then say its wrong.
The same principle is used in todays current crime situations.

Nigeria has oil, they make a lot of money, they have problems, look at Zimbabwe, yes the colonial powers took advantage of these nations / contnents due to power, but problems existed before they arrived and exist after they left, the west did not introduce slavery to Africa, they just made it into a world wide economic industry. If as mentioned above, Somalis are not traditional sea food eaters, can we assume that these fishermen were in the business for export? Even if not the case, the majority of the country are not in the trade, whats the reason for the rest of the country not being improved?

I have problems with the way the UN approaches situations like this, but the world sure has ignored the situation for a long time, the US tried, lost some soldiers and gave up, is anyone else going to try?
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:06 pm

Best story of the day. I have to wonder if this wasn't an accident, but some type of intervention.
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:30 am

Seems the owners paying those multi million dollar ransoms might consider travelling in convoys and hiring escorts, either the governemental ones or someone like Blackwater. Hey, if Blackwater can have their own air force, surely they can have their own navy too? I'm sure there's a few mothballed warships they can get their hands on...
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:11 pm

The best bit of news I've heard all year (alongside the news that the thug who murdered Rhys Jones got battered in jail by a fellow inmate).
 
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RE: 6 Pirates Drown While Carrying Away Ransom

Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:18 pm

Latest....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7824353.stm

The body of a Somali pirate who reportedly drowned soon after receiving a huge ransom has washed ashore with $153,000 in cash, his uncle says.
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A relative of the drowned pirate told the BBC the family was now trying to dry out the recovered money.
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Three pirates managed to survive, but lost their share of the ransom when swimming to shore, reports said.


Ironic... dead and has the money, alive and lost it.
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