Navy frees hostages from pirates in Indian Ocean

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
Two dozen merchant sailors have been freed from a hijacked ship in the Indian Ocean this week, thanks to a Royal Navy and Royal Marines boarding team.

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ugly

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#3
So the RN's version of Sodexho delivered a handful of matelots and booties to a big ship full of bad guys, Whats the real story no real RN ships about any more or do we rely on the RFA to do it all. That would be like asking Stena lines to lay on the Normandy invasion, oh yes they did that with Norland didnt they!
 
#4
So the RN's version of Sodexho delivered a handful of matelots and booties to a big ship full of bad guys, Whats the real story no real RN ships about any more or do we rely on the RFA to do it all. That would be like asking Stena lines to lay on the Normandy invasion, oh yes they did that with Norland didnt they!
Wendy was Thatcher's secret weapon. :)
 

ugly

LE
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#5
Well its hardly anything to crow about is it, oh we've done this before, BEF Reinforced by TA in London Buses. Whats next, Black Cabs to deliver patrols in Helmand?
 
#6
Well its hardly anything to crow about is it, oh we've done this before, BEF Reinforced by TA in London Buses. Whats next, Black Cabs to deliver patrols in Helmand?
Only if they have done the Knowledge :)
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Well done the Navy.
You've managed to face the enemy in enemy waters without surrendering.

"I'm not allowed to say how many I Pods were on the mission....."
"But I counted them out and I counted them all back in again"

CPO Angus McMonkey QM RFA.
 

Mr_Fingerz

LE
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#8
Well its hardly anything to crow about is it, oh we've done this before, BEF Reinforced by TA in London Buses. Whats next, Black Cabs to deliver patrols in Helmand?
More likely an un-licenced mini-cab. They're cheaper, and you know about the pressure on budgets.
 

Boldnotold

LE
Book Reviewer
#9
Well its hardly anything to crow about is it, oh we've done this before, BEF Reinforced by TA in London Buses. Whats next, Black Cabs to deliver patrols in Helmand?
What? South of the River? This time of night? You must be joking!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#10
I dont know why they bother, crowing about their job that is?
Who on earth wants to sail the high seas in the grey funnel lines latest war canoe when they can fight pirates in supply dhows!
 
#11
Sunday Express 16 Oct 2011 said:
BRITISH forces have foiled Somali pirates for the second time in days as their new aggressive policy gains momentum. Royal Marines from HMS Somerset boarded a large fishing dhow being used as a “mothership” base for launching armed raids on merchant shipping.

It was revealed yesterday that the frigate’s captain, Commander Paul Bristowe, ordered the attack after Somerset’s helicopter had shadowed the suspect vessel in the Indian Ocean 100 miles off the Somali coast. The boarding party rescued the Pakistani crew being held hostage by the Somali gang, who had seized the vessel. The pirates surrendered and were transferred to a US warship...
 

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