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Caribbean ship testing new anti-piracy system
Fox News ^ | April 1, 2011 | AP

Posted on 04/02/2011 9:53:48 AM PDT by Immerito

There are cameras that capture images clear enough to distinguish between a fishing vessel and a boatload of pirates 10 miles away. There are cascades of water and noxious compounds to repel invaders. And there are shields to withstand a rocket-propelled grenade.

A container ship that steamed into a Puerto Rican port Friday was old by commercial shipping standards but it had the latest in security measures, upgrades that convert it into a floating fortress designed to be impregnable to piracy.

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1 posted on 04/02/2011 9:53:52 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Immerito

I would think a couple of 50 cal. machine guns and the will to use them would work just as well.


2 posted on 04/02/2011 9:55:48 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (California does not have a money problem, it has a spending problem.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

So would glazing the pirates’ nests.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 9:57:47 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 800 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: CIB-173RDABN
Exactly.

And there are a number of companies in Fayetteville that can supply 4 well-trained 2d world military vets, and a retired SF, Delta, Grey Fox, SEAL or Ranger to lead them.

4 posted on 04/02/2011 9:58:52 AM PDT by MindBender26 (While the MSM slept.... we have become relevant media in Ameirca.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Yep, that should do it. And if they don’t get hit by bullets themselves, their crappy boats will, and they’ll sink pronto and then....well, shark food. Good riddance. Inshallah my muzzie “friends”.


5 posted on 04/02/2011 9:59:53 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Immerito
Here you go....one "Anti-Piracy Device" comin' up.

Courtesy of Browning-still works pretty good!


6 posted on 04/02/2011 10:01:41 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: Immerito

Hell I could use those for my car so I could distinguish between pork and the rest of us citizens.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 10:02:58 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: skimbell

Hi Ma!


8 posted on 04/02/2011 10:03:26 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy, backed by Governmental authority. [I'm green; are you?])
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To: CIB-173RDABN
I would think a couple of 50 cal. machine guns and the will to use them would work just as well.

That's it in a nutshell. A cheap and effective solution.

9 posted on 04/02/2011 10:04:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Immerito

With a 20mm all you would need to do was shoot the boat.. most any boat..


10 posted on 04/02/2011 10:05:00 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Immerito

OR shoot AT THE BOAT.. they would run..


11 posted on 04/02/2011 10:06:38 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Immerito
There are cascades of water and noxious compounds to repel invaders

There are also machine guns and other ordinance to repel invaders. This modern penchant, from lefties, for using non-lethal means against people who are trying to shoot you with real weapons is sheer folly.

12 posted on 04/02/2011 10:09:36 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Immerito

There’s a fundamental dysfunction, deep in the heart of civilization, that allows decent law-abiding seafaring folk to go out defenseless against savage f*ing criminals who don’t deserve the oxygen they breathe. A fundamental dysfunctional disconnect.

Arm the ships!
Blast the pirates to kingdom come!

The rest is BS.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 10:11:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Immerito

Lets start a Pirate Hunting Cruise adventure business.


14 posted on 04/02/2011 10:12:09 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Immerito
5”/54s it's the only way to be sure.
15 posted on 04/02/2011 10:12:50 AM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: calex59

a) The law of human nature says if the prize is good enough, the pirates will find ways around any such defense. They will just get them next time.

b) This is an expensive rabbit hole to throw things down.

But there is a reason we are not removing this vermin. I’m not sure in toto what it is, but mighty nations make up their minds and destroy pirates.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 10:14:41 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Immerito
OK, but we need a good offense too.

Bait ships with unseen military support within immediate striking distance. Shipboard tribunals, interrogation and execution of pirates, and punishment strikes on the ports they sailed from, if they do not capture and surrender all on shore pirates.

In one year there would be no sea piracy on the planet.

17 posted on 04/02/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: skimbell; Immerito
I like this anti-piracy device

Quad 50 cals


18 posted on 04/02/2011 10:18:43 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Immerito

Just mount some .50s and .30s on the deck...sheesh, they’re coming at you in frickin’ jon boats, for crikes sakes!


19 posted on 04/02/2011 10:21:26 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Immerito

Just book that Rosie O’Donnell gay cruise for the east coast of Africa. Let those pirates get on that ship and you’ll see some puking and screaming.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 10:25:41 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Immerito
"but it had the latest in security measures, upgrades that convert it into a floating fortress designed to be impregnable to piracy."

"Impregnable"? No such thing. The European landscape is littered with the bones of broken castles once deemed "impregnable." Nothing was ever won by defensive tactics. If you want to eliminate the threat of piracy on the high seas, you must go on offense. In the extreme. Attack and destroy it.
21 posted on 04/02/2011 10:27:04 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: samtheman

Q-ships, also known as Q-boats, Decoy Vessels, Special Service Ships or Mystery Ships, were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry, designed to lure other ships or vessels into making surface attacks. This gave Q-ships the chance to open fire and sink them. The basic ethos of every Q-ship was to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

I seldom write and advocate direct action, and thus my comments are as I feel and IDGARA to the PC that has swallowed our world while allowing a savage cult to call themselves “peaceful”

Make the place a radioactive parking lot, then make the statement that any and all followers of the cult that feel so inclined to bring about any form of intimidation by social or political means to destabilize this or any other country, the leading center of that cult,s nation shall also have the next glazing.

I am fed (no stinking pun intended) of seeing the future of our nation and many other nations, being devoured by the communist and islamic hoards, My grand children are to be grow in a safe environment, ask everyone you know, “do you want your children to live under communist or islamic rule, was that your desire for them when you chose freely to bring your children into the world?”

We may have grey hair, we know better, we fought, we struggled, we still do, but, BOCAF (Building Our Children A Future) is what we believed in, and damn it, still do...

EL


22 posted on 04/02/2011 10:27:04 AM PDT by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

Last week’s episode of Sons of Guns had some high-seas security guys ordering custom-made Katushya rockets from the guys. It was 15-round mobile battery that could be wheeled to any part of the deck and operated by remote control. It was coold


23 posted on 04/02/2011 10:32:42 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Eureka_Lead

Good post. I agree.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 10:32:50 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: CIB-173RDABN

“I would think a couple of 50 cal. machine guns and the will to use them would work just as well.”

And a lot more fun than water cannons.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Immerito

I look forward to our cruise in the Med this fall.. The security should be just fine. It’s when you hit shore, I’d be more concerned and even more alert.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 10:52:26 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Immerito
How much do you think all that costs? How much does it cost to hire armed security specialists when you are in pirate waters? I bet I know which is more cost effective and is a deterrent too...

Mike

27 posted on 04/02/2011 10:56:10 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Immerito

UV or IR lasers with a would be a good choice for antipiracy operations.

Permanently blind the filth and they can’t fight. Then you can kill them with clubs like the animals they are.


28 posted on 04/02/2011 11:13:31 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: hosepipe

Perhaps. But you don’t want to shoot at them and drive them off. Wait until they are still outside RPG range but close enough to hit fairly easily. Blast ‘em to bits with a couple of .50’s and then launch a container of pig’s blood into the water near the sinking boat. Then, sail on.


29 posted on 04/02/2011 12:01:14 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: skimbell

Just invite Ma Duece aboard.


30 posted on 04/02/2011 12:06:50 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Immerito
Governments have always allowed victims. It is the only way they can justify their existence of being a protector. Always work after you are killed.
31 posted on 04/02/2011 12:07:35 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: ├čudda├čudd; WKUHilltopper; blueunicorn6; PowderMonkey; SandRat; Navy Patriot; I still care; ...







32 posted on 04/02/2011 1:48:24 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Nuc 1.1; rabidralph; Georgia Girl 2; NormsRevenge; MichaelP; Dr.Zoidberg; 17th Miss Regt; PGR88

See post #32


33 posted on 04/02/2011 1:58:48 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Dream vacation. I’ll take the launcher. LOL!!!


34 posted on 04/02/2011 2:05:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

LOL - you don’t mess around with the small stuff.


35 posted on 04/02/2011 2:11:11 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

I just cancelled my vacation to DisneyWorld! I am booking a berth on this cruise! Is there a limit to the number of bad guys you can bag in a day?


36 posted on 04/02/2011 2:28:51 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: Cardhu

I don’t want to create competition for To The Point Cruise Lines, but . . . I hasve just placed an order for six private submarines and next “hunting season” plan to lease them out so that my clients can experience the excitement of tracking down the bad guys and sinking their mother ships in celebration of some of the great World War II battles at sea. Run Silent, Run Deep!


37 posted on 04/02/2011 2:33:59 PM PDT by NorseWood
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To: Cardhu
LOL! If only!

I think this should be the next FReeper cruise.

38 posted on 04/02/2011 2:40:52 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Cardhu
Sharps

Mind if I bring my Sharps? I'm old school and prefer a bit of a challenge. Nothing more satisfying than touching off a round of 45-90, then slowly raising your binoculars in time to see the round go "THWAAACK" as it knocks the brigand over. Rainbow trajectories can be fun indeed.
39 posted on 04/02/2011 2:49:56 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: PowderMonkey

A true sportsman, you are not cruising for the size of the bag.


40 posted on 04/02/2011 2:56:23 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: NorseWood

No limit but - remember the other hunters need some sport too.

Much better hunting than in Disney World.


41 posted on 04/02/2011 2:58:37 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: NorseWood

Captain Nemo I presume. Never mind you would not be in competition your enterprise will just mop up the braver ones that work hundreds of miles off shore. Not as big a catch but the stalking is more thrilling for some.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: rabidralph

Imagine a ship full of armed Freepers - I think I will give that one a pass. :)


43 posted on 04/02/2011 3:07:31 PM PDT by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu

Yeah Baby!!


44 posted on 04/02/2011 3:21:43 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Cardhu

LOL!! Where do I mail the check??


45 posted on 04/02/2011 3:27:33 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Cardhu
NOW!!... thats what I'm talking about..
The mere video of the cruise could be saleable.. on dvd...
46 posted on 04/02/2011 3:51:56 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Cardhu

You mean, after everyone finds out who’ve they’ve been flaming all these years? LOL!


47 posted on 04/02/2011 4:07:56 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: rabidralph
"You mean, after everyone finds out who’ve they’ve been flaming all these years? LOL!"

Should be fun to see who's still standing after all the gun smoke clears. Remember, Freepers...all incoming rounds have right of way!
48 posted on 04/02/2011 4:19:58 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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LOL! That would be one unforgettable cruise.


49 posted on 04/02/2011 4:22:51 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: rabidralph

Good point, I never thought of that.

I was fearful that the good ladies would packing and finding out that their 35 year old cyber-boyfriend is a little older and more decrepit than they could imagine. :)


50 posted on 04/02/2011 4:43:24 PM PDT by Cardhu
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