U.S. Destroyer chases pirate ship

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Interesting anachronism!

http://news.yahoo.com/photo/060123/481/ny11701230026;_ylt=AjUD4ur5PWW22YrXD2qecFwV6w8F;_ylu=X3oDMTA3bGk2OHYzBHNlYwN0bXA-" [Broken]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060123/ap_on_re_af/us_navy_pirates" [Broken]
 
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Pirates are still a big problem in parts of the world, particularly in the Indian Ocean around the Horn of Africa (Somalia) and Selat Karimata between the South China and Java Seas, and possibly the Straits of Molucca. Modern pirates use mortars and RPGs obtained on the black market.

e.g. http://www.icc-ccs.org/main/news.php?newsid=61 [Broken]

See also the weekly piracy report - http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php [Broken]
 
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There was a recent publicized incident where a cruise ship was attacked by a pirate ship. Long story short, the cruise ship decided to try to run over the pirate ship and almost succeeded... they eventually just outran them and escaped
 
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Oh I know pirates are a problem. But look at the picture - there's like this tiny yacht trying to outrun a missile destroyer. It just looks so absurd - how stupid can you be?
 
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It suprises me that they could outrun them, I picture cruise ships taking forever to get up to speed, but I guess not. Maybe the pirate ship's drummer just couldn't keep up the beat.
 
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In this handout photo by the US Navy, the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, top right, follows a suspected pirate vessel in the Indian Ocean on Saturday Jan. 21. 2006. U.S. sailors boarded the suspected pirate ship in the Indian Ocean and detained 26 men for questioning, the Navy said Sunday. The 16 Indians and 10 Somali men were aboard a traditional dhow that was chased and seized Saturday by the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill, said Lt. Leslie Hull-Ryde of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain. The dhow stopped 54 miles off the coast of Somalia after the Churchill fired warning shots, the Navy said. U.S. sailors boarded the ship and seized a cache of small arms. (AP Photo/US Navy, Kenneth Anderson, HO)
isn't this one of the most redundant articles, in that things are said redundantly, you've ever read because of the way they are so redundant and say the same things more than once redundantly?
 
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Pengwuino said:
There was a recent publicized incident where a cruise ship was attacked by a pirate ship. Long story short, the cruise ship decided to try to run over the pirate ship and almost succeeded... they eventually just outran them and escaped
I read that the cruise ship detered the pirates by means of some kind of on-board sonic boom generator.
 
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Gokul43201 said:
I read that the cruise ship detered the pirates by means of some kind of on-board sonic boom generator.
That was a seperate incident.
 
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Seeing that picture reminds me of this:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3973889613267850293&q=silva [Broken]

BAHAHAHAH! Divert your course pirates!
 
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Seeing that picture reminds me of this:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3973889613267850293&q=silva [Broken]
BAHAHAHAH! Divert your course pirates!
Thank you :rofl:
 
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cyrusabdollahi said:
Seeing that picture reminds me of this:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3973889613267850293&q=silva [Broken]
BAHAHAHAH! Divert your course pirates!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: That was great! :rofl:
 
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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: That was great! :rofl:
I like, totally concur.

(:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: )
 
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Pengwuino said:
That was a seperate incident.
From the second link in the OP :

One of the boldest recent attacks was on Nov. 5, when two boats full of pirates approached a cruise ship carrying Western tourists, about 100 miles off Somalia and fired rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

The crew used a weapon that directs earsplitting noise at attackers, then sped away
 

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