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Somali Pirates’ First Hijacking Attempt of 2014 Ends with Arrests
gCaptain ^ | January 20, 2014 | Mike Schuler

Posted on 01/20/2014 6:19:45 PM PST by artichokegrower

Somali pirates on Friday unsuccessfully launched their first attack of 2014 on a tanker in the Gulf of Aden, resulting in the apprehension of five suspected pirates by naval counter-piracy forces a day later.

The International Maritime Bureau reported Friday that a group of pirates used a mothership to launch an attack on a tanker underway approximately 115nm South of Salalah, Oman. During the attack, the pirates approached in a skiff and fire upon the vessel, but the attack was aborted after the ship’s armed security team returned fire. The IMB report stated that following the attack a coalition helicopter came to the location to assist.

Today, the European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta (EU NAVFOR) released some additional details about what transpired following the incident, adding that five suspected pirates are now in custody in connection to attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at gcaptain.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: maritime; pirates; somalia; somalipirates
the attack was aborted after the ship’s armed security team returned fire


About freakin' time.

1 posted on 01/20/2014 6:19:45 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

>>About freakin’ time. <<

So much for that crap about not arming security on ships.


2 posted on 01/20/2014 6:22:39 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: artichokegrower
the ship’s armed security team

Why are they armed? Why isn't the Indian Ocean a gun-free-zone? I assume that Obama will stop this gun violence by forbidding armed teams on merchant ships.

3 posted on 01/20/2014 6:23:57 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: artichokegrower

Good. Now find a yardarm and hang these a-holes from it.


4 posted on 01/20/2014 6:25:45 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Pollster1

that didnt work too well on the USS Cole...perhaps he’ll simpy keep quiet on this one....


5 posted on 01/20/2014 6:26:47 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
that didnt work too well on the USS Cole...perhaps he’ll simpy keep quiet on this one....

If liberals are capable of learning from experience you might be right. But that's a big "if".

6 posted on 01/20/2014 6:31:13 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Him,..keep quiet????

You make me laugh


7 posted on 01/20/2014 6:32:45 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Pollster1

Yep youre right....”liberals” dont care much for either objective facts nor conclusions based on same.

to learn....from past mistakes..one must first be able to comprehend that one has made or seen others make one


8 posted on 01/20/2014 6:33:06 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: artichokegrower

After they repel them, they ought to direct the naval forces to the pirates who sink the pirates and send them all to Davy Jones locker.


9 posted on 01/20/2014 6:33:09 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: artichokegrower
five suspected pirates are now in custody in connection to attack.

Why are they alive?

Seriously.

In a sane world, they would all be shark food right now.

10 posted on 01/20/2014 6:41:42 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: artichokegrower

SATISFYING:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q6xPdgKSIAo#t=151


11 posted on 01/20/2014 6:43:26 PM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Good response by “PRIVATE SECURITY”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cX-rt4SCJMU#t=39


12 posted on 01/20/2014 6:47:03 PM PST by gaijin
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To: artichokegrower

Why aren’t the five attacking pirates dead and serving as fish food?! Why are they still walking around?


13 posted on 01/20/2014 6:55:08 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: artichokegrower

Sink the mothership and let the pirates swim home.


14 posted on 01/20/2014 7:08:02 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: artichokegrower
I still think it's time we start operating Q-Ships (essentially merchant vessels with hidden high-powered gun mounts) so if the Somali pirate ship gets too close, they get sprayed with 0.5 inch M2 machine gun and 25 mm Bushmaster gun fire. That will guarantee the pirates won't try again for fear of the little pirate boat being completely shot up in no time flat!
15 posted on 01/20/2014 7:17:19 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MeshugeMikey
[liberals]...learn....from past mistakes..

liberals see the last mistake as not applying to them. when they have an opportunity, they'll repeat the mistake thinking they'll be getting it right this time.

16 posted on 01/20/2014 7:23:40 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: gaijin

they should be armed with .308 instead of .223 , at least one .300 WinMag for added emphasis and distance . Forget the warning shots , rack the oncoming skips . Fire for effect .


17 posted on 01/20/2014 7:28:25 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Redcitizen
Sink the mothership???

You didn't read the whole article, right? Dhow used as mothership was also hijacked by the Somalis.

18 posted on 01/20/2014 8:31:13 PM PST by hamboy
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To: Lurker

SSS - Shoot, sink, shutup.


19 posted on 01/20/2014 9:07:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: RayChuang88

They actually need to take this problem to Somalia’s coast. Bomb the crap out of every building and dock along the coast. Then blow every boat out of the water that leaves it’s shores.


20 posted on 01/20/2014 9:10:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: hamboy

So?? Sink it anyway.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 6:13:15 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Flycatcher
On May 5, 2010 a band of 11 Somali pirates boarded the Russian tanker MV Moscow University. Realizing that his ship was going to be captured, the captain sent a distress signal, had his crew hide all of the food and water, and then barricaded everyone in the engineering compartments.

Twenty hours later a security team from the Russian destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov retook the tanker, killing one of the pirates in the process. The remaining ten pirates were then cast adrift, some 300 miles off the Somali coast, in an inflatable boat with food and water but no navigation equipment. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, they never reached land and likely died at sea.

22 posted on 01/21/2014 6:25:13 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Redcitizen
So?? Sink it anyway?

You kidding? The Japan MSDF destroyer actually located the hijacked dhow first, if it were a Russian destroyer may be everyone was sent to the bottom of the ocean.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 10:02:25 AM PST by hamboy
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