Somali pirates seize British ship

#2
The french will do something about that yacht. I doubt anyone will bother to spend the resources helping the other boats, particularly as the British owned one flies a Panamanian flag so the chances of RM involvement are about zero.
 
#3
The vessel, which flies a Panamanian flag, has a crew of 24 - from Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine and Philippines.

Andrew Mwangura, of the Mombasa-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, told Reuters news agency it is UK-owned but operated by Italians. [\quote]

Italian operated, Bulgarians, Russians, Ukrainians and Philippinos under a Panamanian flag... I don't think there's much call for UK forces there...
 
#4
We should let them hijack a ship secretly filled with explosives and then when it is in their lair phone the magic number. Like the Campbeltown :)
 
#5
jew_unit said:
The french will do something about that yacht. I doubt anyone will bother to spend the resources helping the other boats, particularly as the British owned one flies a Panamanian flag so the chances of RM involvement are about zero.
Wonder what a French yacht is doing in that area anyway ...
 
#6
IvyGrad said:
jew_unit said:
The french will do something about that yacht. I doubt anyone will bother to spend the resources helping the other boats, particularly as the British owned one flies a Panamanian flag so the chances of RM involvement are about zero.
WOnder what a French yacht is doing in that area anyway ...
Err sailing? Retard.
 

seaweed

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#7
Leaving flag-of-convenience ships to fry might actually make shipowners and their insurers think again about registry. Poor sods on board though.
 
#8
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
IvyGrad said:
jew_unit said:
The french will do something about that yacht. I doubt anyone will bother to spend the resources helping the other boats, particularly as the British owned one flies a Panamanian flag so the chances of RM involvement are about zero.
WOnder what a French yacht is doing in that area anyway ...
Err sailing? Retard.

Harsh, but fair :lol:
 
#10
Taffnp said:
We should let them hijack a ship secretly filled with explosives and then when it is in their lair phone the magic number. Like the Campbeltown :)
Good practice for our subs too :D
 
#11
seaweed said:
Leaving flag-of-convenience ships to fry might actually make shipowners and their insurers think again about registry. Poor sods on board though.
Now THERE'S a suggestion! Shipping registration has become a huge joke really, with the world divided between those states that follow the letter and spirit of IMO regulations and those that, quite frankly, take the p1ss. The British owners who decided to register their ship as Panamanian should be invited to contact the mighty Armed Forces of Panama, should they want their boat back...
 
#12
jew_unit said:
The french will do something about that yacht.
After what the frogs did last time the pirates threatened to execute any further captured French. Although where this info was sourced was never clarified.
 
#13
Taffnp said:
We should let them hijack a ship secretly filled with explosives and then when it is in their lair phone the magic number. Like the Campbeltown :)
Perfect. I suspect,though, that your talents are being wasted in the wrong job.
 

Flight

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
I think the oil tankers we ended up escorting in the Gulf many years ago took up Gibraltan registry so as to gain our protection. Still taking the piss but only slightly.

Unfortunately flags of convenience have taken away one of the roles of the Royal Navy.
 
#15
i was chatting to a broker in the owners london office yesterday afternoon it seems at the present time all the crew is well and they are doing all that they can to get every one home asap!

however, he did seem rather concerend about what we are all going to do about the area of east africa over the next few months, it seem every day there is a fresh attack but we can not realy avoid the area

btw she has a panama flag!
 
#16
Taffnp said:
We should let them hijack a ship secretly filled with explosives and then when it is in their lair phone the magic number. Like the Campbeltown :)

THAT is the perfect solution... 8)
 
#17
jimmys_best_mate said:
So the crew's foreign, it's sailing under a foreign flag and working for foreigners?

I'm struggling to care, to be honest.
I believe that the ship's cat once had a fortnights holiday on the Isle of Wight. Send in the SBS now! :p

P-T
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#18
Taffnp said:
We should let them hijack a ship secretly filled with explosives and then when it is in their lair phone the magic number. Like the Campbeltown :)
They dont really have 'lairs' though, do they? They just pile onto the vessel from their launches (from their mother ships), 'drive' the ship out of the lanes, then wait for the ransom before buggering off to 'The land that the U.S. ran away from very fast'.
 
#20
Just had a phone call from a grey funnel ship out there, at the weekend pirates tried to board a German ship only problem was it was a German frigate. 30mm soon discouraged them in fact it fcuked em. The Royal Navy is currently capturing several pirates on an almost daily basis.
 

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