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
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
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?
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.
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?
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.
Seeing that picture reminds me of this:
BAHAHAHAH! Divert your course pirates!
Thank you :rofl:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: That was great! :rofl:
I like, totally concur.
(:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: )
From the second link in the OP :
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