November 25, 2008
Well Duh!!!

I'm actually surprised it's taken this long for someone to realize who's really behind all the increased pirate activity off the coast of Somalia.

All together now... JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!

Posted by scott at November 25, 2008 02:53 PM

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I don't understand why they just don't farking hire some Mercs to go with thier ships.

Hell 4 to 6 guys armed with AT4s would make short shrift of these guys (Their would still be pirates but it would be a losing proposition).

I bet you could even get an insurance break to pay for them.

Posted by: Jeff on November 25, 2008 03:07 PM

Because UN regulations state that merchant ships are not allowed to have any firearms, either personal or ship-mounted, on board, save for non-automatic handguns. Failure to comply results in the merchant ship being marked as a pirate themselves, subject to boarding, capture, or destruction by the naval forces that are much better equipped to catch merchant ships than pirates.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on November 26, 2008 12:54 AM
It's almost as important a warning label as "UN-approved."

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on November 29, 2008 07:07 PM

Thanks, Scott... somehow the top was taken off though... "If you do hire mercenaries to protect you from pirates, don't hire the ones that advertise themselves as using 'non-lethal force.'"

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on November 29, 2008 07:43 PM
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