Pirates

There Are Upsides To Piracy.

by Daniel Russ on June 8, 2012

  This week, there is a flurry of news in Piracy and it isn’t all-bad. The San Jose Mercury News reported Monday that a 2013 trial date has been set for three Somali men who allegedly murdered four Americans in their yacht off the coast of Africa. The four Americans, all from Seattle were the […]

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Pirates Murder American Hostages

by Daniel Russ on February 22, 2011

Well, it seems as if the Somali Pirate Express has executed four Americans they took hostage and the Navy has since taken the pirates into custody. I hope they get appropriate treatment. It just seems to me that the billions we spend every week in the Grave Yard Of Empires (Afghanistan) would be better spent […]

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Somali Pirates Take Shipping Freighter, US Marines Take It Back

September 13, 2010

“(AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo ship off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot in the first such boarding raid by the international anti-piracy flotilla, U.S. Navy officials said. The mission – using small craft to reach the deck of […]

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The Idiot’s Guide To Pirates

July 30, 2010

  I just found this website where you can download a manual that they call the best Management Practises against Pirates. Find it here, and here’s an excerpt as well: http://www.mschoa.org/bmp3/Pages/BestManagementPractises.aspx     4.1 Commonly, two or more small high speed (up to 25 knots) open boats or ‘skiffs’ are used in attacks, often approaching […]

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Galley Cook Helps Kill Pirates

June 19, 2010

“CONSTANTA, Romania — The pirate cook smuggled food to the terrified hostages held by his gang off the Somali coast. He bought them cell phone cards. And when the pirates started talking about harvesting their organs for cash, he sneaked them guns. The hostages killed the pirates and escaped. But now the life of the […]

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The Persistence Of Pirates

April 27, 2010

A young hostage is taken to safety by French naval forces after they stormed the vessel. Two pirates and the boat’s captain were killed in the shoot-out. Three pirates were captured.” Excerpts from, Time Magazine’s discussion of the persistence of Pirates. “This time last year, Somali pirates dominated headlines in the U.S. The hijacking of […]

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US Navy Receives Fire From Pirates. US Navy Sinks Pirate Scuttle And Captures Pirates

April 1, 2010

You do not f**k with the US Navy. Related Posts:There Are Upsides To Piracy.Pirates Murder American HostagesSomali Pirates Take Shipping Freighter, US Marines Take It BackThe Idiot’s Guide To PiratesGalley Cook Helps Kill Pirates

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Sea Faring Laser To Be Tested For Small Boat Threats (Pirates, This Is Gonna Hurt)

July 15, 2009

A U.S. Navy plan to test a high-power laser against the small-boat threat to its warships provides the first real opportunity to transition electric lasers from the laboratory to the field, says Northrop Grumman, which has won a $98-million contract for the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD). Within 12-18 months, a prototype laser weapon system is […]

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