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American crew regains control of pirated ship
CBS NEWS ^ | 04/08/09 | Me

Posted on 04/08/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by Robe

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To: null and void

It would so great if the American crew simply said to hell with this, we’re going to handle it ourselves.


151 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:02 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: tgusa

The traditional justice is to walk the plank.


152 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:02 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: null and void

Seems like FOX gets some of their “news” from FreeRepublic (since this is the only place I’ve seen this). While flattering to us, it’s hardly the most professional way to get their information before reporting a story on air.


153 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:04 AM PDT by saquin
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To: Star Traveler

There is going to be a news conference on this in awhile by the ships ownwers Maersk which they say is Danish owned.


154 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:07 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Timeout

“International law of the sea” or some such BS. Actually, probably a more practical reason would be that a ship and its crew are subject to the laws of whatever country (or state) they dock in. There are a lot of places in the world where even a secured, locked closet with some unloaded, stripped rifles would get a master and crew imprisoned and a ship impounded, much less if a merchantman itself had, say, a couple of M2 .50-calibers or something similar on mounts along the sides.

Cruise ships have experimented with things like “sonic” weapons (basically big directional bullhorns that blast deafening sound to drive off boats trying to board) but those ships are generally OK because they’re faster. Container ships with small crews, like this one, are the ones that are really in danger.

}:-)4


155 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:07 AM PDT by Moose4 (Hey RNC. Don't move toward the middle. MOVE THE MIDDLE TOWARD YOU.)
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To: Star Traveler

***I think you’re posting a hoax!***

I just heard it on FOX NEWS! The crew HAS regained control of the ship!


156 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: Robe

The link you posted is a piece from 2007- involving a Korean ship.


157 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: hoosiermama

Fox posted it as breaking news. No story yet.


158 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:14 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (We may officially be too stupid to govern ourselves.)
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To: milford421

Why do I owe an apology for a story link that he wants to post which is dated in the year 2007?


159 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:21 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
LINK to yahoo new story:

WASHINGTON – Pentagon officials say the American crew may be back in control of a hijacked ship. Somali pirates on Wednesday hijacked a U.S.-flagged cargo ship with 20 American crew members onboard, hundreds of miles from the nearest American military vessel in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

160 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:32 AM PDT by Rio (Don't make me come over there....)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Its stunned...


161 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:40 AM PDT by montyspython (Love that chicken from Popeye's)
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To: Eye of Unk

NOT BOGUS...fixed it!....go to CBS NEWS...it says the crew is battling the pirates....


162 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Eye of Unk

FOX just said that the Pentagon HAD confirmed that we HAD taken control.


163 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:47 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: sitetest

Should hang them all off the front of the ship like windchimes.


164 posted on 04/08/2009 8:55:53 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: Star Traveler

I’m listening to CBS News here in Los Angeles (KNX 1070AM) reporting that the crew HAS regained control of the ship.

Reporter is saying three pirates thrown overboard.

Perhaps not a hoax after all!


165 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:06 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Tenacious 1

confirmed as per ABC radio in NYC. crew has retaken. i stand corrected.


166 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:12 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: All

Sorry bout the bad link ... got in a hurry to document the story.. Fox has it on Breaking news now


167 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:12 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: hoosiermama

The author of this thread posted a link that said it was a North Korean vessel, with no Americans aboard... LOL..

Are you sure??!!


168 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:15 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Robe

That seems to be about a North Korean freighter, not the Maersk Alabama


169 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:32 AM PDT by NCjim ("Lies have to be covered up, truth can run around naked." - Johnny Cash)
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To: saquin

They said it was coming over the newswires.


170 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

It sure sounds like it. I’m getting “stories” from the year “2007” confirming this story... LOL...


171 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:53 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Robe
Got a better link? This is just SeeBS's front page with a headline "US Ponders Response"


172 posted on 04/08/2009 8:56:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Holicheese
I can only imagine one of the crew...”Boy, you just pi-rated the wrong dang cargo ship!”

You shore have a purdy mouff...

Squeal like a pig, moooozie boy...

173 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:02 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 79 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

REPORTED AGAIN on FOX.


174 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:05 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: ssapro

A course correction in one of these loaded cargo ship could take 15 to 20 minutes. They don’t turn, stop or accelerate quite like a US Carrier.


175 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:28 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (We may officially be too stupid to govern ourselves.)
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To: Deo volente

Well, I’ll believe it when it’s documented here, and we have a link and a story to go along with it... :-)


176 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:42 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Robe
regained control of the ship throwing three pirates overboard and capturing one

That's a pretty good trick when you consider that most of these pirates are armed to the teeth...

177 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:50 AM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Robe; All

They are running an update on CBS now, headline across the top of the page!


178 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:50 AM PDT by calex59
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To: AirForceMom

That’s what they would have done in the 1800s.


179 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:51 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“This story is BOGUS!”

Read before you post, read before you post, read before you post:
ping 141, 143.


180 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:53 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Robe

No problemo bud.


181 posted on 04/08/2009 8:57:55 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: AirForceMom

now watch, the international court will go after the US CREW for feeding fish


182 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:01 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SE Mom
"the only breaking news being shown is Joe Biden greeting marines coming home from Iraq at Ft Bragg..."

I doubt this is true. If Biden is at Fort Bragg, he's greeting soldiers coming home from Iraq. If he's greeting Marines in North Carolina, he would most likely be at Camp Lejeune greeting them.
183 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: indylindy; Revolting cat!

Earth First is going to sue the American crew for polluting.


184 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ( “Saving the New York Times now ranks with saving Darfur as a high-minded cause.”NYTimes Bill Kell)
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To: Robe

Outstanding! Lets hope the dry one is hung.


185 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:36 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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OBAMA MUTINY!

Throw the bum overboard!
186 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:38 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Star Traveler

He was in a hurry and made a mistake. Let it go.

The story is being reported by CBS and FOX now.


187 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:42 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Doogle

PETA should protest for feeding the fish garbage.


188 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:55 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Well.., like I said — I like confirmation, a link and a story to read.... I’ve already seen someone post a “story” confirming it from the year 2007... LOL..

I’ll be waiting until we’ve got the details listed in a story that is up on a news website. When we have that, then I’ll read the details... :-)


189 posted on 04/08/2009 8:58:58 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: KansasGirl

Pirates?...We don’t need no stinking Pirates!


190 posted on 04/08/2009 8:59:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Star Traveler

Not for that which was obviously a mistake on Robes part.

Before he posted the link though, you claimed this a bogus story.

Apologize to him, and move on.


191 posted on 04/08/2009 8:59:51 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Star Traveler

Fox is to report more detail at next section.


192 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:03 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Isn't that the sailor from Caine Muntiny, Robert Francis?
193 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:14 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: The KG9 Kid

Might be a deterent to see the scum swaying in the ocean breeze.


194 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:18 AM PDT by AirForceMom (Locked and loaded, and sharpening wooden stakes.)
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To: Star Traveler

>> Well, I’ll believe it when it’s documented here, and we have a link and a story to go along with it... :-)

This one okay? :-)
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PIRACY?SITE=WDUN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT


195 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:20 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry
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To: KansasGirl

That’s the problem with “being in a hurry” — the details are never correct. That’s why it pays to have confirmation and details and see how it all pans out. “Breaking” news stories are *notoriously* deficient and carry *many inaccuracies*...

So, we’ll see how it pans out...


196 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:20 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: KansasGirl

I agree, I don’t want to see “He said...” posts for the next hour.


197 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:26 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: AirForceMom

nah...PETA will be angry because a few of them hit the fish in the head while splashing down


198 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:36 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Star Traveler

You are in a hole. Would you like to borrow my shovel?


199 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:43 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 79 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: jazusamo

They must have been pissed!....Overboard you go, dumbass!


200 posted on 04/08/2009 9:00:45 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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