South Korean Naval Unit Deals with Pirates

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That's how to deal with pirates: South Korean commandos storm hijacked tanker and rescue all crew alive
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

South Korean navy commandos stormed a ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean last night and rescued all the crew. Eight pirates were killed in the raid on the chemical freighter, which was seized along with 21 crew on January 15 in the Arabian Sea while en route to Sri Lanka.

The captain of the 11,500-ton Samho Jewelry was shot in the stomach during the attack, and three commandos also suffered wounds.

Colonel Lee Bung-Woo, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: 'Our special forces stormed the hijacked Samho Jewelry earlier today and freed all hostages. 'During the operation, our forces killed some Somali pirates and all of the hostages were confirmed alive.' Eight South Koreans, two Indonesians and 11 from Myanmar were on board the vessel when it was attacked after setting out from the UAE.

Seoul ordered a destroyer on patrol in the Gulf of Aden to give chase and President Lee Myung-Bak ordered 'all possible measures' to save the crew.

Read more: That's how to deal with pirates: South Korean commandos storm hijacked tanker and rescue all crew alive | Mail Online

"That's the way to do it....!" Maybe the NATO Naval contingents out there, plus our Royal Navy ships have detachments of "Umin Rites" lawyers from Mrs Blair's Matrix law firm (alleged of course). Our Royal Naval detachments need to 'Grow a Pair' in dealing with these Pirates, and do likewise as the South Korean naval units have done. Sink the b*ggers......
 

Bouillabaisse

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
Indeed. I suspect word will go out in Somalia and ships with the Korean flag will be approached with caution. why risk it when you can take a British ship with impunity?
 
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The South Korean warship was probably ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin which is operating under the command of CTF 151 (anti-piracy coalition Task Force, currently led by Turkey). This is part of the US Fifth Fleet's COMUSNAVCENT Combined Maritime Forces based in Bahrain. The only senior non-US Navy officer on the staff of COMUSNAVCENT is Commodore Tim Fraser RN, Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces.

The CTF 151 ships are operating in concert with the Operation ATALANTA ships of the European Naval Force (EU NAVFOR), the Operational Commander of which is Major General Buster Howes OBE RM.

There is good cooperation between the two forces: EU NAVFOR Fuels South Korean Navy in the Gulf of Aden – Force Commanders Meet
 
#6
How many i-Pods were lost in this action?
So original. It looks like I'm going to have to resurrect my list and start adding to it again:

www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3017410.html#3017410
Dunservin said:
vvaannmmaann 20 Nov 2009 said:
Quickly lads, hand over your ipods.
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.

www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3025745.html#3025745

Dunservin said:
vvaannmmaann 24 Nov 2009 said:
STOP PRESS
Matelot's mustering outside Daily Wail HQ to hand over ipods to Mr Hastings.
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3034795.html#3034795
Dunservin said:
ark-angel 29 Nov 2009 said:
Did they find that the pirates had also nicked their ipod's when they left as well?
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3038383.html#3038383
Dunservin said:
bernoulli 30 Nov 2009 said:
Well, I certainly hope they've got a steelier resolve than the RIR bods who surrendered to a bunch of Sierra Leonian child soldiers had! :D
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3196613.html#3196613
Dunservin said:
vvaannmmaann 25 Feb 2010 said:
News Flash.
Crew of HMS York prepare to hand over all ipods to Argentines.
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. :lol: Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3250229.html#3250229
Dunservin said:
vvaannmmaann 26 Mar 2010 said:
Do they have ipods in Saudi?
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3250229.html#3250229
Dunservin said:
ex_colonial 26 Mar 2010 said:
Sorry Effendi, I dont want an iPod, just a badly fitting suit would be ok!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3251123.html#3251123
Dunservin said:
CC_TA 27 Mar 2010 said:
Navy win? They won't put any effort in; It's a trophy not a fukcing Ipod :D
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/p=3262418.html#3262418
Dunservin said:
smartarse 1 Apr 2010 said:
Maybe they thought they were attacking an RN I-Pod carrier?
Yep. Whenever anyone makes the obligatory crack about iPods in every RN-related thread, I daresay someone else is bound to mention the West Side Boys. Note from the article that HMS Argyll's helos helped search for the captives.
Don't say I haven't given fair warning.
 
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I should also note that previously a ship from the same owner have been held hostage and indeed paid the so far record ransom* to the Somalis.

So not to take away from what looks to have been a very good op and great result (1 friendly hostage injured and a few 'minor' injuries** to friendly forces) but its not like its simply down to ROK Navy = Better than x, y or z. The ROK's got in before the Somali's got back to a mother ship...which can be down to a bunch of random factors...but all credit to them for going in and getting the result.


*That anyones admiting to paying anyway
**If thats acurate. 'Shot in the stomach' sounds nasty to me and 'a few light scratches to their bodies after Somalis returned fire' sounds scary as.
 
#10
roks make the ghurka's look like bed wetting liberals so mutiple gunshot wounds = light wounds I can still bite them to death sir
somali pirates have attacked warships before so don't think flag identifcation will help.
if its doable all countrys will have a crack even the french but if its not for obvious reasons they won't

re the west side boys after that little embarrsement Uk forces did go a tiny little batshit and turned the west side boys in jungle fertillizer unlike the RN that did'nt :)
 
#11
tiger Monkey. It might not be original but it still scored a direct hit.
 

chrisg46

LE
Book Reviewer
#13
Not sure if you are scoring any hits regarding the WSB etc. After all, you could strongly argue that the UK forces did get their own back literally (Yes i include the navy lynx and the "others" who were involved), whereas the ipod debacle... well they got to sell their story :)

Back on thread, i would have thought most ships would have "safe" rooms these days?
 
#14
Reminds me of Robert Mason, in Chickenhawk (about US Army helicopter pilots in Vietnam) saying he was glad the base was defended by ROKs, because when the VC mortared the place, the ROKs came back with mortar tubes and VC heads.
Good work, dog-eating fellas!!
 
#15
The South Korean warship was probably ROKS Chungmugong Yi Sun-shin which is operating under the command of CTF 151 (anti-piracy coalition Task Force, currently led by Turkey)
Dunservin is probably correct about the involvement of CTF151, however the Turks handed over command to Pakistan in December. The Pakistani 1* HQ is currently embarked in HMS CORNWALL.
 
A

Aleegee1698

Guest
#17
Well Done Mark, did you also donate copies of "Deep Six" to the South Korean Navy as you did for the US Navy SEALS. Without your "Tatics" the world would be a sadder place, Cretin
 
#18
At long last somebody`s woken up, gotten to grips with the problem & tackled it head on for change. How refreshing.

So much for Britannia Ruling the waves & the proud history of The Admiralty & His/Her Majesty`s Royal Navy.

One can only shake one`s head at the pussy footing lamentable performance on a number of fronts of recently. They certainly have`nt been covering themselves in glory. Must be too many lawyers, accountants, shop stewards & health & safety people on board. ET phone home first to ask what to do, is what the Captain does when :

a. Iranian Revolutionary Guards round up our people in their little sailing dingies, take their lollipops, I mean weapons & cart them off to the Big Brother House.

b. British Yacht & citizens captured while Royal Navy keeps a safe distance to record & report what has occurred back to London.

c. Billion pound submarine, on it`s maiden voyage, does`nt even make it out of the shallows on it`s own front doorstep & it`s not called Titanic.

FFS, aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines, cruise missiles, but every body`s forgotten all the basic knowledge & tactics which WE invented.

All they`ve got to do is, literally, look back at captains log stardate 1775 to refresh their memories about how to deal with the problem. I am sure the basic principles are just as relevant today.

Right now it is all a bit like Captain Pugwash on the Black Pig, or is it Captain Haddock & Tin Tin.

Glad I could get that all off my chest, but who would have thought Pirates, of all things in 2011 would be running rings round the RN, it just beggars belief.
 
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#20
roks make the ghurka's look like bed wetting liberals so mutiple gunshot wounds = light wounds I can still bite them to death sir
somali pirates have attacked warships before so don't think flag identifcation will help.
if its doable all countrys will have a crack even the french but if its not for obvious reasons they won't

re the west side boys after that little embarrsement Uk forces did go a tiny little batshit and turned the west side boys in jungle fertillizer unlike the RN that did'nt :)

A vessels flag does not indicate where the vessel is controlled. Most Merchant vessels fly a flag of convenience to get around certain IMO legalities regarding crewing and so forth. Flags such the Liberian, Panamanian and in the case of UK Owned vessels Gibtraltan, are popular.

Furthermore, although the Head owner of the vessel maybe Greek and the vessel registered in Piraeus she could be Bare-Boated (chartered without own crew) to God Knows Who.... The process of tracing the head owner can be tricky and there is reason for this: Dodging responsibilities:- in some cases the owners would rather the vessel just 'sank' especially when she's getting over 15 years of age.
 

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