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U.S. Destroyer chases pirate ship

  1. Jan 22, 2006 #1
    Interesting anachronism!

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  3. Jan 22, 2006 #2

    Astronuc

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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. Hijacked tanker recovered

    See also the weekly piracy report - http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php
     
  4. Jan 22, 2006 #3

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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
     
  5. Jan 22, 2006 #4
    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?
     
  6. Jan 22, 2006 #5
    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.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2006 #6
    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?
     
  8. Jan 22, 2006 #7

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    I read that the cruise ship detered the pirates by means of some kind of on-board sonic boom generator.
     
  9. Jan 22, 2006 #8

    Pengwuino

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    That was a seperate incident.
     
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  13. Jan 22, 2006 #12
    I like, totally concur.

    (:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: )
     
  14. Jan 23, 2006 #13

    Gokul43201

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    From the second link in the OP :

     
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