Pirates choose wrong target ......................

  oresome 19:26 07 Oct 2009
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A French warship!

"The men started their usual pre-boarding drill, letting loose with Kalashnikov assault rifles, when they noticed the 40 millimetre cannon and missiles on the deck above them."

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  morddwyd 20:29 07 Oct 2009

Whoops!

  Quickbeam 00:59 08 Oct 2009

"She caught up with one of the boats after an hour and the five crewmen surrendered without a struggle. The second boat escaped..."
Would anyone have complained about a breach of human rights if they just sank them and been done...?

  morddwyd 07:39 08 Oct 2009

Probably.

  Kevscar1 08:28 08 Oct 2009

Maybe it's time to send a few Q ships onto the area

  Picklefactory 10:18 08 Oct 2009

Good idea, does anyone still have anything like that?

  Woolwell 10:52 08 Oct 2009

If you capture the pirates you can get information from them eg where they are based, how many of them, where they get their arms from, is there a mother ship nearby, etc. If you sink them you may well miss out on all of that.

  Quickbeam 11:29 08 Oct 2009

I believe pirates are beyond the remit of the HR act.

Piracy still qualifies for a justifiable summary sinking... or walking of the plank in my book.

  wiz-king 11:53 08 Oct 2009

Keelhauling - old fashioned but could still be used?
Need a long rope with modern large ships ......

  egapup 16:18 08 Oct 2009

I suppose if we caught them they could ask for political asylum......and get it. Blow them out of the water.

  v1asco 16:37 08 Oct 2009

Did you know in the last 5 years there has pirates have killed 65, injured 151 and held 2,000 seamen hostage.
Though it all sounds gung ho and swashbuckling it is very serious.
Now the Monsoons are over the Somali Coast is expecting an increase.

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