Skip to comments.American crew regains control of pirated ship
Posted on 04/08/2009 8:26:16 AM PDT by Robe
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It would so great if the American crew simply said to hell with this, we’re going to handle it ourselves.
The traditional justice is to walk the plank.
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.
There is going to be a news conference on this in awhile by the ships ownwers Maersk which they say is Danish owned.
“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.
***I think youre posting a hoax!***
I just heard it on FOX NEWS! The crew HAS regained control of the ship!
The link you posted is a piece from 2007- involving a Korean ship.
Fox posted it as breaking news. No story yet.
Why do I owe an apology for a story link that he wants to post which is dated in the year 2007?
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.
NOT BOGUS...fixed it!....go to CBS NEWS...it says the crew is battling the pirates....
FOX just said that the Pentagon HAD confirmed that we HAD taken control.
Should hang them all off the front of the ship like windchimes.
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!
confirmed as per ABC radio in NYC. crew has retaken. i stand corrected.
Sorry bout the bad link ... got in a hurry to document the story.. Fox has it on Breaking news now
The author of this thread posted a link that said it was a North Korean vessel, with no Americans aboard... LOL..
Are you sure??!!
That seems to be about a North Korean freighter, not the Maersk Alabama
They said it was coming over the newswires.
It sure sounds like it. I’m getting “stories” from the year “2007” confirming this story... LOL...
You shore have a purdy mouff...
Squeal like a pig, moooozie boy...
REPORTED AGAIN on FOX.
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.
Well, I’ll believe it when it’s documented here, and we have a link and a story to go along with it... :-)
That's a pretty good trick when you consider that most of these pirates are armed to the teeth...
They are running an update on CBS now, headline across the top of the page!
That’s what they would have done in the 1800s.
“This story is BOGUS!”
Read before you post, read before you post, read before you post:
ping 141, 143.
No problemo bud.
now watch, the international court will go after the US CREW for feeding fish
Earth First is going to sue the American crew for polluting.
Outstanding! Lets hope the dry one is hung.
He was in a hurry and made a mistake. Let it go.
The story is being reported by CBS and FOX now.
PETA should protest for feeding the fish garbage.
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... :-)
Pirates?...We don’t need no stinking Pirates!
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.
Fox is to report more detail at next section.
Might be a deterent to see the scum swaying in the ocean breeze.
>> Well, Ill believe it when its documented here, and we have a link and a story to go along with it... :-)
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...
I agree, I don’t want to see “He said...” posts for the next hour.
nah...PETA will be angry because a few of them hit the fish in the head while splashing down
You are in a hole. Would you like to borrow my shovel?
They must have been pissed!....Overboard you go, dumbass!
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