Skip to comments.Crew of MT Liquid Velvet Kill Pirate Captors? Rumors Fly Within Pirate Circles
Posted on 11/08/2011 3:28:42 PM PST by dynachrome
Claims that at least six Somali pirates were killed and three others were captured by the crew of the Greek owned MT Liquid Velvet chemical tanker which was hijacked last week, are up for debate due to infighting among pirates, according to several pirates who spoke to Somalia Report.
Six of our colleagues were killed by the hostages who escaped while the ship was coming to the coastal city of Harardhere in Mudug region. We will retaliate against our enemy, said Abdi, a pirate.
Abdi explained that the fighting broke out when the pirates were trying to search the pockets of the crew.
Dahir Aden Shuriye, who claimed to be a relative of one of the dead pirates, confirmed the incident and told Somalia Report that the ship signaled NATO a few minutes after the clash ended.
Mohamed Ahmed, a pirate source, disputes the claims and said no fight broke out and that the pirates were chewing khat, a stimulant herb, when they spoke toSomalia Report, suggesting that the pirates were impaired.
Mohamed Ahmed also said that a number of pirates in the Harardere and Garacad area made up the rumor after Aw-kombes group, the pirate group holding the vessel, refused their request to join in the ransom.
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"no fight broke out and that the pirates were chewing khat, a stimulant herb, when they spoke toSomalia Report, suggesting that the pirates were impaired."
All ships need to carry weapons so they can protect themselves. Not allowing them to do so is for what reason? The pirates need to be blown out of the water immediately and don’t wait and ask for permission.
Quad 50’s, 2 20mm Catlings, and a couple of 75mm deck canons.
Machetes. Cut them up and send them back to the mother ship.
There is no reason they can’t in international waters. But the easiest way to deter boarding is to simply raise the ladder.
“Six of our colleagues were killed by the hostages”
Colleagues. I love it.
There was a great opening scene in “The Expendables” where Stallone’s group took out pirates.
I think it would be an ideal bachelor party expedition. For a flat rate you get to ride along on an armed cargo ship, with all the beer and ammo you need...
Yes they can carry weapons at sea but many of the ports will not allow them.
Six of our colleagues were killed by the hostages who escaped
Actually was about to post the exact same thing. The corporate culture has quite a reach.
Look on the bright side “colleagues” the Bonus checks for the quarter will be up.
Better ration the beer and bullets, if you make them unlimited it might cut into payload enough to make the voyage unprofitable, even with the reduced insurance rates.
The Russians know how to handle pirates:
That would be, “Cut bait or fish.”
I’m fully expecting the pirates unionize any day now.
They’ll join the SEIU!
Bachelor Party? Why not make it a Bill Ingvall, Jeff Foxworthy, and Larry the Cable Guy Hunting Party?
Private security with their own arms is another answer.
Try this: http://www.somalicruises.com/
Not unless the private security is removed prior to entering port.
Kill all pirates. Chum them to the sharks.
The Somali pirates fell into the sea, Tsay said, quoting the fishing boat owner, adding that details of the saga and the fate of the six pirates were not immediately clear.
I'm not going to look it up because the article probably a year old, but the pirates have their own stock market where you can buy shares of a venture by contributing supplies.
That is what I had in mind. Put them onboard when they get in pirate range and then take them off when they are clear. But like I also said, RAISE THE DARNED BOARDING LADDER and they can’t get up to the ship!
Many of these ships are very low to the water. Add in that most ships are very lightly manned and the pirates have plenty of time to get on board without anyone noticing.
Then all the more reason to hire armed guards.
Oh I agree, the pirates should be blown out of the water. The people making the decision to arm vs not arm are not on the ships. They are safely back in some office.
We should “Drone” the living hell out of any ship, even a canoe anywhere within 3 miles of the Somali coast, problem solved. My son is awesome at Xbox 360 and would be willing to pilot the drones for free. He’s gotten some great training on Battlefield 3 in the past few weeks.