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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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KEYWORDS: caribbean; piracy; pirates
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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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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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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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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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