Dockside Chat - French Luxury "Cruise" Ship hijacked off Somalia . . .

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CousinEddie
04-04-2008, 01:07 PM
So - them dang Sumaly pirates went ahead and hijacked a French luxury blow boat off of Somalia . . .

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/04/04/cruiseship.pirates.ap/index.html

Why float your blow boat off the coast of Somalia?

Anyway - HEY FRANCE - YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN HERE . . . don't like th good 'ol US of A? Don't ask for help.

Maybe they can use this fine technology to take the ship back:

http://www.jibjab.com/view/148456


GhostShip
04-04-2008, 01:12 PM
Send in the frog.............................................. ..............men! :grin:

CMP
04-04-2008, 02:51 PM
"This is a blatant act of piracy," Prime Minister Francois Fillon told reporters while on a visit to Brussels.

No sh!t, Sherlock! What kind of idiot runs a luxury yacht there???

CMP


SeaNile Boater
04-04-2008, 03:47 PM
"Pirates seized more than two dozen ships off Somalia's coast last year." ?

Dumb A$$e$

http://tools.digeratimarketing.co.uk/content/lb/smile/confused/confused0058.gif (http://www.magictrance.net)

DDHAND
04-04-2008, 05:34 PM
Its a very long and BAD stretch of water if you are "sailing around the world". I had some friends who did i it and grouped up to run that leg. They all made sure no one was left trailing behind and as i recall let the US Navy know they were there and were "regularly" checked on via helecopter.

Nicmegmatt
04-04-2008, 05:41 PM
Whats the big deal? Do like the French do, just surrender. After all, they must have done something wrong to make the terrorists mad. ;?

superstriper
04-04-2008, 05:42 PM
i would lay odds french protest verbally but no physical response.

Just1more
04-05-2008, 01:55 PM
My parents and some clients were on that ship 2 years ago in the Mediterranean. That boat is gonna be trashed!!! Too bad because it is REALLY, REALLY nice inside!!

49erJim
04-05-2008, 03:01 PM
Just1more - 4/5/2008 1:55 PM

My parents and some clients were on that ship 2 years ago in the Mediterranean. That boat is gonna be trashed!!! Too bad because it is REALLY, REALLY nice inside!! who cares about the ship, what about the poor bastards aboard the ship? :o

Just1more
04-05-2008, 04:02 PM
49erJim - 4/5/2008 6:01 PM Just1more - 4/5/2008 1:55 PM My parents and some clients were on that ship 2 years ago in the Mediterranean. That boat is gonna be trashed!!! Too bad because it is REALLY, REALLY nice inside!! who cares about the ship, what about the poor bastards aboard the ship? :o

You're right! Sorry! I got interrupted and had to do something. Hopefully, this will not be a tragic ending.

GhostShip
04-05-2008, 04:15 PM
The Somali pirates have a history of not harming the hostages, they're after a ransomand violence would be counter productive(let's hope). Scumbags non the less. :mad: There were no passengers and it has a crew of 30. Hope it ends OK.

Cracker
04-05-2008, 04:22 PM
While I hope it turns out well for the crew. The Captain must be a Dumbazz. Everyone knows about the pirates over there, sounds like a good place to avoid....

dssmith
04-05-2008, 04:48 PM
French authorities are handling the situation," Jean-Emmanuel Sauvee, managing director of La Compagnie des Iles du Ponant, told reporters in the southeastern city of Marseille, where his subsidiary of CMA-CGM is based......


Soon as I read the above quote from the body of the article, I stopped reading. That must make the poor bas&ards on the boad feel particularly good.......

And I thought muslim's liked the French.......

Here's another thing to blame on Dick Cheney....

greylion
04-05-2008, 06:25 PM
CMP - 4/4/2008 4:51 PM

"This is a blatant act of piracy," Prime Minister Francois Fillon told reporters while on a visit to Brussels.

No sh!t, Sherlock! What kind of idiot runs a luxury yacht there???

CMP

A French One! :bashhh:

I really could care less.

Beuford T. Justice
04-05-2008, 06:31 PM
dssmith - 4/5/2008 7:48 PM

French authorities are handling the situation," Jean-Emmanuel Sauvee, managing director of La Compagnie des Iles du Ponant, told reporters in the southeastern city of Marseille, where his subsidiary of CMA-CGM is based......


Soon as I read the above quote from the body of the article, I stopped reading. That must make the poor bas&ards on the boad feel particularly good.......

And I thought muslim's liked the French.......

Here's another thing to blame on Dick Cheney....

Where's another thing to blame on Cheney? Do you mean the pirates off Somalia?

dssmith
04-05-2008, 07:23 PM
Hello Beauford T,

Skip it. Bad joke on my part from the Interesting Clinton thread.

bmkshort
04-06-2008, 06:55 AM
Why on earth would they cruise in those waters. If the world would just ignore and stay away from there,
They will eventually just kill and eat their own.

Its kinda like who would pack up the family and take a Sunday cruise into the downtown getto. Chances are,
you will get shot at or carjacked. Not saying its right, but it is what it is. Reality.

CaptKennyW
04-06-2008, 09:36 AM
I i ran a yacht around there it would have twin .50s on the bridge wings, and a good supply of semi-auto 12 gage shotguns!!

GhostShip
04-23-2008, 04:54 PM
April 23, 2008 – Gulf of Aden

It appears to be high season for Somalia's pirate industry. On Sunday, just days after the 30-member crew of a French megayacht were released and several pirates arrested by French forces, pirates seized control of the 250-ft Spanish fishing trawler Playa de Bakio in the Gulf of Aden. The 26-member crew are being held captive while officials wait for the pirates' demands.

Another pirate attack in the same region on Monday, this time against a Japanese oil tanker, was thwarted by a German warship, while security forces stormed a hijacked Dubai-flagged cargo ship on Tuesday, freeing the 16 hostages and arresting seven pirates. Those seven are now facing the death penalty in their homeland.

But Somalia's heyday of piracy may be quickly coming to a close as several nations, led by the U.S. and France, are pushing hard for a United Nations resolution that will allow member nations to arrest and prosecute pirates in one of the most important — and dangerous — shipping zones in the world. Currently, nations are allowed to pursue pirates only in international waters, so once they reach Somalia's territorial coastal waters, they're off limits. For their part, the largely impotent Somali government supports the plan. “The Somali government asks the international community to take action against piracy,” Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein told the Agence France-Presse.

Somebody has to "put some hurt" on these BOZO's.

paratrooper
04-23-2008, 05:04 PM
how many frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?no one knows, its never been tried.hope they use the Legion only troops they have worth a F*C.



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