International Piracy Issue 72 replies

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RedDevilXLT

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#21 12 years ago

I can only say that I would hope so and that yes, I'm in favor of hiring mercenaries to kill the pirates. The only problem with that is: if they attack a ship that looks like a pirate vessel and it ends up being unarmed and such. I know it's a little unlikely, but it is possible.




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#22 12 years ago

Nuke Somolia.

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I dont understand these events. There are pirates in that area, and people keep getting hijacked. I know its a major shipping route, but for god sakes, at least bring a freakin BB gun to defend yourselves with.

A 50 cal would be better.




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#23 11 years ago

No, No...no. Not Nercenaries. Privateers or Corsairs.

Privateers carrying a Letter of mark or the French Lettre de Course, aka Corsairs.

The USN SH-60 or MN-60's Seahawks can carry between 4 and 8 x Hellfire missiles. They can stay at altitude and pop a aggressive skiff day or night with a Hellfire. The pirates would never know what hit them. The Seahawks can also carry a GAU-17 7.62mm gatling gun.




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#24 11 years ago
RedDevilXLT;4864421I can only say that I would hope so and that yes, I'm in favor of hiring mercenaries to kill the pirates. The only problem with that is: if they attack a ship that looks like a pirate vessel and it ends up being unarmed and such. I know it's a little unlikely, but it is possible.

Uhhh exactly how would they look like a pirate vessel? From what I know they aren't technically pirates until they have guns and are firing back. Either that, or if we just go by the traditional sea robber, these guns become less needed.

The problem is like terrorism, we don't know which is a civilian until they show there true colors. So they may store all there weapons deep down in the ship so they aren't found. Not to mention that this is the sea, it is much harder to patrol and monitor then land.

The USN SH-60 or MN-60's Seahawks can carry between 4 and 8 x Hellfire missiles. They can stay at altitude and pop a aggressive skiff day or night with a Hellfire. The pirates would never know what hit them. The Seahawks can also carry a GAU-17 7.62mm gatling gun

Why not just torpedo's? Keep in mind, this would just encourage pirates to blend in making it harder to track then down.




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#25 11 years ago
RedDevilXLT;4864421The only problem with that is: if they attack a ship that looks like a pirate vessel and it ends up being unarmed and such. I know it's a little unlikely, but it is possible.

Duh....dont attack ships that dont have a skull and crossbones flag. :rolleyes:

And if you are not a pirate, dont have said flag on your mast.




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#26 11 years ago

My personal opinion is that pirates are outside the law and should be dealt with outside the law. Just killing off a few would show them that it's not just an easy street where you just get a slap on the wrist and come back for more.




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#27 11 years ago

No, there in the law. To get a better idea of how it is, the episode in Shadow Force where they patrol the coast of Liberia because Liberia does not have enough money to fend off the pirates and iilegal fishers. Because of a U.N. act they cannot use guns, yet they did it anyway. They spent a week and couple of days without a sighting of a single ship.

It shows the dangers and frustrations in the fighting back.

Now, the problem is just like it is in land. You cannot just look at the highway and know which cars have been stolen or which ones are transporting robbers if they aren't doing particular, like the car's alarm going off, or a car speeding faster then the others. If they are moving calmly and like the rest of the cars, you would need license plate numbers and descriptions, which aren't always available.

This is like sea, except it is harder to patrol and monitor.




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#28 11 years ago
Ronald_Jesch;4867716My personal opinion is that pirates are outside the law and should be dealt with outside the law. Just killing off a few would show them that it's not just an easy street where you just get a slap on the wrist and come back for more.

The danger factor of being killed just isn't enough to outweigh the chance to extort millions from shipping companies or governments.




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#29 11 years ago

Exactly. It makes entire sense once you realize what living conditions these pirates grew up in.

Think of an near-shore African tribe, a group of kids are watching the sea on top of a hill, at a ship which contains riches, electronics toys, anything that would make anyone happy, knowing, that they will never get it, or at least, if they don't steal it.

That is exactly how pirates are so prominent in South America and Africa.




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#30 11 years ago

So what is your suggestion then? Take it lying down and hope they come to their senses or try to pay them off so they don't have to capture ships?