Ross Kemp Goes On The Hunt For Somali Pirates

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by singha61, May 31, 2009.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Sky 1 8th June 2009
    In his latest television series, Ross Kemp has journeyed to some of the most dangerous regions on the planet in search of pirates.
    Recent events - including the Somalian attack on the US Ship Maersk Alabama - have highlighted the increasing risk of 21st Century piracy on the world's oceans.

    Heavily armed with machine guns, RPGs and sophisticated radio systems, the seafaring criminals are more than a match for their cargo prey.

    After Bafta-nominated reports from Afghanistan and Kenya, the makers of Ross Kemp In Search Of Pirates found gaining first hand access difficult, despite planning.

    "We'd been thinking about doing a show on Pirates for over a year before the recent events we've seen in the news off the Somali coast," Kemp said.

    Recent events - including the Somalian attack on the US Ship Maersk Alabama - have highlighted the increasing risk of 21st Century piracy on the world's oceans.

    Heavily armed with machine guns, RPGs and sophisticated radio systems, the seafaring criminals are more than a match for their cargo prey.

    After Bafta-nominated reports from Afghanistan and Kenya, the makers of Ross Kemp In Search Of Pirates found gaining first hand access difficult, despite planning.

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Showbiz-News/Ross-Kemp-In-Search-Of-Pirates-Sky1-Documentary-Star-Meets-Somalian-Ambushers-On-The-High-Seas/Article/200905415288004
     
  2. And the next head line ROSS KEMP KIDNAPPED
     
  3. Oh, good for him,

    Is he running out from Kismayo or Mogadishu?

    Does he know that all the money taken by the pirates is fed to Al Qaeda through the Somali Youth 'Al Shabaab'?

    They are the military wing of the Islamic Courts Union.
     
  4. looks like another great series frm him! aht off to the bloke and his crew for what they do!
     
  5. More like 'heads off' with that bunch of Somali islamic extremists.

    Paradise lies under the shade of the swords Ross.

    Carry on.
     
  6. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    He looks dangerously close to the bad guys. Nutter.

    Still, once Lloyds of London has done a deal with a PMC it'll all be over I'm sure.
     
  7. Watched this last night and initial thoughts were good, however once it had been explained about the rules of engagement etc all I could think of was what's the point, How much does it cost to put a warship out there looking for pirates who can't do anything anyway unless they catch them in the process of boarding. Not to mention the complete waste of ammo and money spent trying to sink a frickin row boat, surely 1 x Royal marine deployed with 1 x 14lb sledge hammer would have the same effect and be far more cost effective......and exhale.......


    Taxi......
     
  8. Do they have ROE and SOPs in the navy? Didnt they all 'freeze' when taken prisoner by the Iranians a few years back, and paraded as fools in front of the worlds media?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Not quite http://warisboring.com/?p=2102#more-2102
     
  10. Or perhaps piracy does fund terrorism? From the House of Commons Library:

    Shipping: Piracy (PDF) - Also www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/research/briefings/snbt-03794.pdf+shipping+piracy+louise+butcher&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&ie=UTF-8]in HTML format[/url]

    Piracy off the coast of Somalia has more than doubled in 2008; so far over 60 ships have been attacked. Pirates are regularly demanding and receiving million-dollar ransom payments and are becoming more aggressive and assertive. The international community must be aware of the danger that Somali pirates could become agents of international terrorist networks. Already money from ransoms is helping to pay for the war in Somalia, including funds to the US terror-listed Al-Shabaab.