Skip to comments.American Crew Retakes Ship from Pirates; Captain Held Hostage in Life-Boat - Video 4/9/09
Posted on 04/09/2009 5:21:08 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
Here is an updated video report this morning on the hostage situation that has resulted from the hijacking of an American-flagged Cargo Ship yesterday by Somali Pirates. The ship is back under the control of the American crew who fought back and retook the ship. But some of the pirates escaped into a life-boat and took the captain of the ship, Richard Phillips with them as a hostage, demanding ransom for his release. The U.S. Navy is now in the vicinity of the life-boat, but say there is little they can do without putting the life of the hostage at risk. . . . . . (Watch Video)
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Jefferson dealt with this crap 200 years ago. Sadly, we will do nothing except beg the UN for permission to defend ourselves
Nicely done, American crew. Hopefully there are a few very sore pirates tied up and uncomfortable in the hold. Or in Davy Jones’ Locker better still.
Big mistake taking the Captain hostage. Things will not go well for the pirates.
What you do is sink the lifeboat and let the capt, and his captors swim for it.
If they decide to kill him the answer is simple, kill them.
The Captain’s S-i-L said that he offered himself as a hostage in order to free his crew.
From the shores of Tripoli...calling them Leathernecks...came from this same thing. These commercial ships need to have weapons to protect themselves. We need to bring back some punishment for being a pirate. They used to hang them. Now, maybe we could send them to Cuba!
How about telling the hostage takers that we want the Captain back uninjured and unharmed immediately and if it is otherwise, they will all be killed themselves. How about stop all pirating or A10s will start commuting up and down the Somali beaches, etc. But no, we would never do something so simple and effective...
That depends upon what they do after they have the Captain back.
Just what I was thinking..identify where the Capt. is on the lifeboat, Seals swim up, double tap the pirates - it would be over before the pirates even knew what had happened.
They are designed to self right if rolled over.. Real hard to ID the occupants
Must be Really uncomfortable in there right now in that heat...
Two Words.........CHUCK NORRIS!!!!!
The quotes that I read last night were about an honorable man. Prayers that he’s released, unharmed.
“”How about stop all pirating or A10s will start commuting up and down the Somali beaches, etc. But no, we would never do something so simple and effective...””
These pirates were 300+ miles offshore - we do have the right to be in international waters (13 miles, I believe)so why DON’T we have a show of force in the area?? Good suggestion you have.
I’m waiting for ZERO to pay $50M in ransom to help his Muslim buddies - after Italy gets $50,000 - so far unconfirmed, I believe.
And any negotiation should go this way: There are four of you and a whole lot of us, You are stuck in a life raft without gas, we are on a destroyer that within a blink of an eye can blow you all to hell, and the port you set sail from. You decide how this is to end. You can surrender now, or add another verse to the Marine Corps Hymn.
“to the shores of Somalia”???
That is what I would speculate.
“”You can surrender now, or add another verse to the Marine Corps Hymn.””
I like that!!!!!
What we need are three or four Marine snipers on a Navy vessel within 500 yards of the pirates life boat. Each sniper is assigned a target and they shoot precisely at the same time. Kill the pirates closest to the hostage first and tap any remaining pirates not killed in the initial shoot next.
Correction to a previous post: Shane Murphy, Captain Joseph Murphy son was taken hostage yesterday. Only Captain Richard Phillips is still a hostage. Shane also holds a master’s license but was not sailing as captain on this trip.
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