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Kaleun1961
04-05-2009, 08:22 PM
At the end of WW2, Canada, with a population of about 10 million, had the world's third largest navy, due mostly to our ASW vessels such as corvettes and destroyers. The Axis navies had been severely attrited from combat with the US and Royal navies. Shortly after the war, most of our navy was sold off as scrap or surplus, and from then on was drawn down to where we now, in spite of having one of the world's longest shorelines [we border three oceans] have a small navy, with a few frigates, diesel electric subs and other assorted small vessels. We haven't had an aircraft carrier for many years, although we do have aerial ASW and Arctic sovereignty patrols.

However, though small, our navy, as with our army and air force, try to maintain high professional standards and to contribute to NATO and U.N. operations, such as supporting the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf. Now, HMCS Winnipeg has thwarted Somali pirates as they attempted to interfere with an Indian merchant vessel in the Arabian Sea. Man, I hate pirates like I hate carjackers and burglars. The idea of some freeloaders just helping themselves to other folks' hard earned goods just frosts my curlies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

A win for the good guys, for a change:

Pull over and put your hands in the air! (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090405%2fpirate_attack_0904 05)

Kaleun1961
04-05-2009, 08:22 PM
At the end of WW2, Canada, with a population of about 10 million, had the world's third largest navy, due mostly to our ASW vessels such as corvettes and destroyers. The Axis navies had been severely attrited from combat with the US and Royal navies. Shortly after the war, most of our navy was sold off as scrap or surplus, and from then on was drawn down to where we now, in spite of having one of the world's longest shorelines [we border three oceans] have a small navy, with a few frigates, diesel electric subs and other assorted small vessels. We haven't had an aircraft carrier for many years, although we do have aerial ASW and Arctic sovereignty patrols.

However, though small, our navy, as with our army and air force, try to maintain high professional standards and to contribute to NATO and U.N. operations, such as supporting the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf. Now, HMCS Winnipeg has thwarted Somali pirates as they attempted to interfere with an Indian merchant vessel in the Arabian Sea. Man, I hate pirates like I hate carjackers and burglars. The idea of some freeloaders just helping themselves to other folks' hard earned goods just frosts my curlies. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

A win for the good guys, for a change:

Pull over and put your hands in the air! (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090405%2fpirate_attack_0904 05)

Celeon999
04-06-2009, 01:09 AM
Good work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


If you're lucky , you will also encounter stupid pirates which directly try to board your naval vessels so you dont have to hunt them down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Article (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gB7YMEDuCwwY9ncDOtPAkEI4-H2wD978EB703)

See photos here (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/8941089476/p/52)

wh1skea
04-06-2009, 11:01 AM
Way to go!

http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/wh1skea/web%20images/teamcanada.jpg

Canada Takes Piracy Serious....
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s173/wh1skea/web%20images/RCNmostwanded.jpg


But seriously, congrats to the RCN on a job well done. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

K_Freddie
04-06-2009, 12:03 PM
I say .. take a few kilos of bloody meat with you, capture a few pirates....
Toss the meat into the sea.. then wait. when 'man's best friend' arrives, toss the pirates into the sea.
I would so enjoy doing this without blinking an eye. Nice and Nasty.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Liddabit
04-06-2009, 12:35 PM
Nice job Canada!

My hubby speaks highly of Canada's efforts in Afghanistan when he was there.

Also I <3 Canada for producing Stan Rogers :P

AtlantikEel
04-07-2009, 07:18 PM
Some thoughts:

I can't understand why the shipping companies don't just hire armed security (very heavily armed)to defend their vessels; it would be a lot cheaper than paying ransom. Repeatedly.

There should be an international agreement that all pirates, anywhere, be blown out of the water on site ... no quarter given.

Why not just track all vessels leaving Somali waters? The U.S. and Russia (and perhaps also some of the other nations with warships currently patrolling this area) certainly have the capability.
Track them, and sink them at the first sign of piracy.

Kaleun1961
04-19-2009, 01:23 PM
Those little ****heads are at it again. This time they tried to attack a Norwegian vessel. Once again our navy has played a part in the area, but I'd much rather see some footage of pirates strung up by the neck from a ship's mast or spar. Or simply shot into shark bait and chucked overboard.

Aargh! More pirates, matey! (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090419%2fNATO_pirates_09041 9)

Celeon999
04-20-2009, 02:50 AM
The fight against the pirates gets harder as they adopt new strategies !


The Canadian PM recieves a phonecall from the commander in chief of MARCOM.


"Sir, we have captured a individual who insists on his right for what he calls, ..Parlé .." http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

"What ? .. I need a direct line to Quebec, maybe they'll know what this means" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif



http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6931/jacksparrowultimopirata.jpg

shapelessform
04-20-2009, 11:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Liddabit:
Also I &lt;3 Canada for producing Stan Rogers :P </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
haha.. My sister briefly dated Stan Rogers' son.

Liddabit
04-21-2009, 03:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by shapelessform:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Liddabit:
Also I &lt;3 Canada for producing Stan Rogers :P </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
haha.. My sister briefly dated Stan Rogers' son. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow! did he have an awesome deep bellowing voice?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PQbdmQRwc

Theres no youtube tag here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Capt.Thomsen
04-25-2009, 03:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by K_Freddie:
I say .. take a few kilos of bloody meat with you, capture a few pirates....
Toss the meat into the sea.. then wait. when 'man's best friend' arrives, toss the pirates into the sea.
I would so enjoy doing this without blinking an eye. Nice and Nasty.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think giving them new shoes would be appropriate. (Namely made from cement)

Kaleun1961
05-03-2009, 12:51 PM
We're extending our anti-piracy mission, with HMCS Winnipeg remaining on patrol at the request of NATO.

We're Staying! (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090503%2fmackay_pirates_200 90503)

I think miltary people would simply love to blow these punks out of the water, but professional military folk respect the rules and chain of command. They don't make the rules, but they do have to follow them. I blame soft politicians, diplomats and the spineless wimps in such organizations as the U.N. When criminals see that there is no muscle behind the law, they soon move into the moral vacuum.

I simply cannot have any lower respect for the U.N. than I already have. At the moment I am re-reading Romeo Dallaire's book, "Shake Hands With the Devil," about the Rwanda genocide. How those bureaucrats could simply sit there and dither while thousands upon thousands of people were butchered is beyond me. And it's not just Rwanda, this sort of thing has occurred too frequently post-WW2.

klcarroll
05-03-2009, 01:40 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I simply cannot have any lower respect for the U.N. than I already have. At the moment I am re-reading Romeo Dallaire's book, "Shake Hands With the Devil," about the Rwanda genocide. How those bureaucrats could simply sit there and dither while thousands upon thousands of people were butchered is beyond me. And it's not just Rwanda, this sort of thing has occurred too frequently post-WW2. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


I have nothing to add but; "AMEN!"

klcarroll

ltforce
05-03-2009, 01:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
We're extending our anti-piracy mission, with HMCS Winnipeg remaining on patrol at the request of NATO.

We're Staying! (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090503%2fmackay_pirates_200 90503)

I think miltary people would simply love to blow these punks out of the water, but professional military folk respect the rules and chain of command. They don't make the rules, but they do have to follow them. I blame soft politicians, diplomats and the spineless wimps in such organizations as the U.N. When criminals see that there is no muscle behind the law, they soon move into the moral vacuum.

I simply cannot have any lower respect for the U.N. than I already have. At the moment I am re-reading Romeo Dallaire's book, "Shake Hands With the Devil," about the Rwanda genocide. How those bureaucrats could simply sit there and dither while thousands upon thousands of people were butchered is beyond me. And it's not just Rwanda, this sort of thing has occurred too frequently post-WW2. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

UN is a joke, bunch of ******ed left wing hippies! NATO is the ****! They get the job done....

Celeon999
05-04-2009, 03:33 AM
Although it is certainly true that the UN has shown a lack of assertiveness and growing "try not make someone angry" attitude i think you all seem to forget what the alternative would look like.

You seem to forget that its more than likely that we all today would sit in a radioactive crater banging two rocks together to make a fire if it wasnt for the security council.

One of the biggest problems the UN is facing over the last decades is a ever growing number of problems it has to deal with and which are even interconnected at certain points.


Meaning you do something here and risk messing up two more serious things on the other end.

But its biggest problem at the moment is the lack of a charismatic general secretary at the helm.

Ban Ki Moon's background may certainly qualify him for the job from a experience perspective but he has as much leadership abilities and charisma as the local auxiliary postman.

Thats not the right job for him. In tough situations he fails to impress and to assert.

Which is ironic, as his homeland South Korea does only still exist because of a very assertive United Nations deciding to intervene militarily in the Korean war of 1950 to 1953 even against two of its own members, the Soviet Union and the Peoples Republic of China.

That China didnt left the UN because of that is a miracle in itself. Remember that they lost over two million soldiers fighting against the 23 nations UN force and are as of today the nation with least handed-in vetos of all security council members.

The threat of a escalation into a third world war was quite real.

Kofi Annan was surely no Churchill either but much more of serious talking person.

Another thing is the setup of the security council which is a major obstacle in giving the UN a more respectable face.

Many nations see it as a rediculous power play that the permanent member ring of the UN is still made up of the victorious nations from ww2, over sixty years after the creation of the UN.

Its easy for dictators and fanatics around the world to tell their people that the UN security council is a "exclusive club for rich nations with a powerful military" which only exists and is kept clean from new members to serve their very own security and interests at the costs of others and not for the good of all nations like it was meant to be.

Since years , attempts to reform the security council and include Germany, Japan, India and Brazil as additional permanent members have been intentionally delayed by the council itself for various political motivated reasons.

For instance Japan and Germany are the second and third largest funders of the UN behind the USA but are still denied a permanent seat in the council.

Not saying that the council is united in this.

Each council member has a different position on whose bid they support and who they ,at least, not support.

Germany's bid for instance is openly supported by France, the United Kingdom and Russia but not vocally supported by the USA or China.

The USA favors Brazil and Japan while China favors Brazil but does, who thought that, strongly opposes Japan's bid.

klcarroll
05-04-2009, 04:32 AM
@Celeon;

Unfortunately, …….You have done an excellent job in itemizing the various factors that contribute to my frustration with the organization. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

…And concerning the “Security Counsel”: ……Perhaps it would be more appropriate to rename that group “The Anti Nuclear Proliferation Counsel”; ….Since that seems to be the only issue they really get worked up about! Their performance in other areas speaks for itself!! Their failure to either prevent or mitigate human disasters like the Rwandan (and other) Genocides, or the criminal Government mismanagement of the relief effort following the Myanmar Typhoon, is reason to question both their will, AND their actual power!

Like many here in the U.S., ….I tend to view the U.N. as a tired, old organization; ….Dominated by politicians and Bureaucrats! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

klcarroll

Celeon999
05-04-2009, 10:41 AM
Hmmm....maybe we should deploy our brand new deadly and mean bionic penguins against the Somali pirates ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Bionic Penguin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8tfES8gImc&feature=related)

tuddley3
05-06-2009, 01:33 AM
Hey, I got it !!! This sounds like a great idea for Silent Hunter 5 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Kaleun1961
06-20-2009, 06:53 PM
The Military Channel is airing a story called "Somali Pirate Takedown." Check the link below for the schedule in your time zone. In my area, EST, it airs Tuesday, June 23rd at 9pm.

Military Channel Guide (http://military.discovery.com/pirates/pirates.html)

Kaleun1961
06-28-2009, 11:04 AM
Belgium has just paid off a group of pirates to secur the release of one of their ships:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> The government said the Pompei dredger's 10-member crew was in good health and would be flown home within a few days.

Defence Minister Pieter De Crem said the government had paid a ransom, though he would not disclose the exact amount.

The pirates had asked for $8 million to release the ship that had held two Belgians, three Filipinos and four Croatians prisoner since April 18.

De Crem said the money was dropped into the sea near the stranded ship on Saturday, which led to some 10 pirates abandoning their position on the ship early Sunday.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pirates Receive Ransom at Sea (http://news.sympatico.msn.ctv.ca/abc/home/contentposting.aspx?isfa=1&feedname=CTV-TOPSTORIES_V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=CTVNews%2f20090628%2fsomali_pirates_090 628)

I wonder how long it will be, if ever, some country says enough of this and goes in and wastes a boatload or two of these creeps? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Celeon999
06-28-2009, 12:07 PM
What i dont get is why they dont just shift the shipping lines more out to the ocean.

Farer away from the Somali coastline as now. Sure, the line that needs protection would become even bigger but they cannot guard the current one either.

But the capabilities of the Somali pirates shrink with each additonal seamile they have to travel out into the open ocean not to mention the additional amount of fuel and with that money they would need to invest into keeping their activities running.

The game would become a lot harder and more expensive for them combined with a significant decrease in their success roster.

They would be forced to shift their attention to the much smaller Gulf of Aden where the military presence is much heavier and they run into them on a regular basis.

klcarroll
06-28-2009, 12:55 PM
@Celeon;

Excellent points!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


klcarroll

Kaleun1961
06-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Pirate Hunting Vacations (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4a3_1246378922)

It's a Live Leak source; take it with that in mind.

Kaleun1961
12-03-2009, 04:43 PM
A Dutch frigate just captured 13 pirates, believed to be Somalis, off the coast of Oman. Cheers to the Dutch navy!

How do you say "Hands up!" in Dutch? (http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/World/ContentPosting.aspx?feedname=CBC-WORLD-V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=dutch-capture-pirates)

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> "A large amount of weapons were discovered on board, among which were AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, boarding hooks and ladders," the ministry said.

The pirates were arrested and are being held aboard HMS Evertsen, Middel said. They are believed to be Somalis.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pacific_Ace
12-03-2009, 05:45 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Perhaps Belgium could learn some things from them.

Celeon999
12-04-2009, 09:30 AM
The pirates havent seen the hollanders in top form yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

But they will be able to see them first hand...in South Africa next year http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


Jeremy Clarkson tells you all about the Netherlands (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvEtK2N997Q) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/3584/hollandapa.jpg

tuddley3
12-04-2009, 09:54 AM
I thought those were supporters for the California Gay Marriage rights http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Kaleun1961
12-06-2009, 07:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
What i dont get is why they dont just shift the shipping lines more out to the ocean.

Farer away from the Somali coastline as now. Sure, the line that needs protection would become even bigger but they cannot guard the current one either.

But the capabilities of the Somali pirates shrink with each additonal seamile they have to travel out into the open ocean not to mention the additional amount of fuel and with that money they would need to invest into keeping their activities running.

The game would become a lot harder and more expensive for them combined with a significant decrease in their success roster.

They would be forced to shift their attention to the much smaller Gulf of Aden where the military presence is much heavier and they run into them on a regular basis. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It costs more fuel to sail farther out to sea. Doing so might add one more day of sailing to the voyage; such margins add up to a lot of money. But of course, not as much money as millions to ransom back a boat and crew. In fact, it would be cheaper to invest the ransom money in hit teams and clear this scourge from the seas. Where is Pompey when you need him?

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Ultimately it took Pompey all of a summer to clear the Mediterranean of the danger of pirates. In three short months (67-66 BC), Pompey's forces had swept the Mediterranean clean of pirates, showing extraordinary precision, discipline, and organizational ability; so that, to adopt the panegyric of Cicero:[25]

"Pompey made his preparations for the war at the end of the winter, entered upon it at the commencement of spring, and finished it in the middle of the summer."

The quickness of the campaign showed that he was as talented a general at sea as on land, with strong logistic abilities. Pompey was hailed as the first man in Rome, "Primus inter pares" the first among equals.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pompey Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pompey#Campaign_against_the_pirates)

Kaleun1961
05-06-2010, 03:18 PM
The Russian navy has just struck another blow at Somali piracy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">
The Russian Navy announced Thursday morning that its anti-submarine destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov had successfully liberated the Novoship oil tanker, Moscow University; released its 23-man crew unharmed;and killed or captured the Somali pirates who had boarded the vessel yesterday 800 kms off the coast of Somalia. The tanker had been under way with a cargo of crude bound for China. The 86,000-tonnes of oil on board remains secure, without fire or spill.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com...2010-5#ixzz0nBcXXXXN (http://www.businessinsider.com/russian-navy-attacks-somali-pirates-2010-5#ixzz0nBcXXXXN)
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Way to go, Russkis!

Dron22
05-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Kaleun1961, I am glad to see that our Navy can still deal with some rag-tag pirates near Somalia as the Russian Navy has not got anything important to do anyway since the end of the Cold War. Though the crew of that tanker deserves just as much credit for that success. But I would not call that "a blow" to the Somali pirates, as they lost 10 guys with AK-47's and a couple of wooden motor boats, I am sure that they have plenty more of those. In fact I cannot understand why for all this time the international community has not taken any serious action to tackle this increasingly embarrassing problem. Liberating oil tankers captured by pirates is nice, but this is not a long term solution, they will always keep coming back. I wonder why no one has yet come up with a plan to crack down on those pirates for good, or at least cripple them. Soon we will need to have armed merchant ships crossing the Gulf of Aden or move in escorted convoys, just like in WW2!

Kaleun1961
05-06-2010, 05:43 PM
There is a solution to piracy. What is lacking is the political willpower to do something about it. I'm sure every leader of today's modern advanced nations has calculated the political ramifications of a modern, First World nation "beating up" a bunch of Third World pirates. More specifically, I am of the opinion that there would be cries of "racism" from a "white" navy killing black pirates.

Dron22
05-06-2010, 05:52 PM
The economic costs of this piracy problem outweigh those of any possible consequences of cries of racism. These pirates are serious criminals, second only to terrorists, and when dealing with them it should not matter what nationality or religion they belong to. Anyway former European colonial powers often make minor military peacekeeping operations in Africa, like the French a couple of years ago bombed an airbase in Cote D'Ivoire, and the British troops intervened in Sierra Leone's civil war to restore stability, and I don't remember hearing any racism cries then.
EDIT: I also noticed that of all the navies currently involved against the pirates, they only seem to protect the ships of their respective country, I don't see any serious international effort or coordination to deal with those pirates. Just like it says in the article you posted today on this thread: "saying he had acted properly by contacting the Russian Navy squadron for protection, instead of relying on the Europeans and NATO." If no one has the will to deliver a blow to those pirates, they could for example sponsor and arm one of the militias in Somalia to deal with them, or even help them seize power over that country as Somalia is currently an anarchy and lacks a central government.
UPDATE: Russian Navy has released the 10 captured pirates!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8667640.stm
They are now free and probably will continue their pirate activity, needless to say, this is going to encourage other pirates as they can expect to do as before with impunity!

NWMasterdam
05-08-2010, 04:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kaleun1961:
A Dutch frigate just captured 13 pirates, believed to be Somalis, off the coast of Oman. Cheers to the Dutch navy!

How do you say "Hands up!" in Dutch? (http://news.sympatico.cbc.ca/World/ContentPosting.aspx?feedname=CBC-WORLD-V3&showbyline=True&date=true&newsitemid=dutch-capture-pirates)

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> "A large amount of weapons were discovered on board, among which were AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition, boarding hooks and ladders," the ministry said.

The pirates were arrested and are being held aboard HMS Evertsen, Middel said. They are believed to be Somalis.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE> </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hi all, regarding the Dutch Navy battling pirates. Marines from the frigate HMS Tromp boarded the German freighter Taipan, arrested the pirates and freed the crew who were able to retreat in their saferoom before being held hostage by the pirates.
This video of the action has been released by the Dutch Navy. The bridge of the freighter was being suppressed with fire from the helicopter and by the Marines when deployed on the ship.

Footage Dutch Marines boarding freighter Taipan (http://www.defensie.nl/marine/missies/nieuws/wfp/2010/04/30/46158887/Beelden_bevrijdingsactie_koopvaardijschip_Taipan_v rijgegeven_video)

The video is in dutch, but the images speak for themselves I think.

I thought about posting this as I couldn't open the above link.

Here's hoping the piracy threat will lessen by interventions like this.

Celeon999
05-08-2010, 04:54 AM
Amsterdam will recieve a bill for those windows though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Scape_G
05-13-2010, 11:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dron22:

UPDATE: Russian Navy has released the 10 captured pirates!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8667640.stm
They are now free and probably will continue their pirate activity, needless to say, this is going to encourage other pirates as they can expect to do as before with impunity! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, they freed them alright...

http://www.newser.com/story/88...s-probably-dead.html (http://www.newser.com/story/88463/russia-freed-pirates-probably-dead.html)

PhantomKira
05-25-2010, 10:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> The economic costs of this piracy problem outweigh those of any possible consequences of cries of racism. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes... unless you're a politician. The vast majority of these individuals seem far more intent on maintaining power for themselves rather than doing what's best for "the rest of us". I suspect the only way you'll see economic costs being a factor (and thus anything actually effective being done about the problem) is if those with money to loose start lining politician's pockets with "spare change" - and only then if it's a LOT of spare change... enough to offset the loss of power in the politicans mind's. Not very likely.

Kaleun1961
12-27-2010, 03:47 PM
"Marshal Shaposhnikov" taking care of business:

Looks like a scene from SH3! (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0a6_1293369894)

Marshal Shaposhnikov Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_destroyer_Marshal_Shaposhnikov)

bunkerratt
12-27-2010, 07:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif now that was funny .........really it was http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Celeon999
12-28-2010, 02:08 AM
What a waste of ammo http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

They just could have set it on fire but i guess they just wanted to use that gatling gun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


What about this ? Looks like a first person shooter

Dutch boarding team goes aboard german freighter "Taipan" hijacked by Somali Pirates

They still havent paid for those windows http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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