U.S. warship destroys pirate vessel

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A U.S. warship destroyed a pirate skiff after a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker was attacked north-west of the Seychelles, NBC News reported Friday.

The MV Evita was about 300 miles from the Seychelles Wednesday when three suspected pirate boats began to fire on the vessel with rifles, NBC said. They also aimed rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Evita to force the ship to stop.

The MV Evita then sped up and fired flares at the skiffs, managing to escape the pirates, the news network said.
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The Evita reported the attack to the counter-piracy mission in the area, Combined Task Force 151, reported NBC, and the USS Farragut arrived on scene.

Crew members from the Farragut, which is CTF-151's flagship vessel, then boarded the skiffs, NBC said, and a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was sent out to monitor the pirates during the operation.

Eleven suspected pirates were on the skiffs, which were also carrying with fuel drums and grappling hooks, NBC said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36146664/ns/world_news-africa/

Sounds like things are getting stepped up a bit.
 
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ghost_us said:
A U.S. warship destroyed a pirate skiff after a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker was attacked north-west of the Seychelles, NBC News reported Friday.

The MV Evita was about 300 miles from the Seychelles Wednesday when three suspected pirate boats began to fire on the vessel with rifles, NBC said. They also aimed rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Evita to force the ship to stop.

The MV Evita then sped up and fired flares at the skiffs, managing to escape the pirates, the news network said.
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The Evita reported the attack to the counter-piracy mission in the area, Combined Task Force 151, reported NBC, and the USS Farragut arrived on scene.

Crew members from the Farragut, which is CTF-151's flagship vessel, then boarded the skiffs, NBC said, and a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was sent out to monitor the pirates during the operation.

Eleven suspected pirates were on the skiffs, which were also carrying with fuel drums and grappling hooks, NBC said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36146664/ns/world_news-africa/

Sounds like things are getting stepped up a bit.
About time somebody kicked their skinny arses!!!Wish the R.N was allowed to do the same....but that would be against their Human rights.....correct?
 
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This is absolutely appalling. Typical bloody Americans riding rough shod over foreign peoples human rights. That skiff was probably the only means of earning a living for several poor Somali families. Don't be surprised then if those poor families now turn to piracy as a means of supporting themselves.















Should have taken them out with the skiff.
 
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tropper66 said:
Dunservin said:
Is there an echo in here? You started this thread on 1 Apr, too: U.S. Navy frigate captures pirate mother ship
That was the USS Nicholas, this report says another US ship the Farragut was involved, so it would seem to be another incident
I appreciate that but the second incident is uncannily similar to the first and follows it so soon. I just wonder whether there has been some change in the circumstances or tactics involved.
 
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Dunservin said:
tropper66 said:
Dunservin said:
Is there an echo in here? You started this thread on 1 Apr, too: U.S. Navy frigate captures pirate mother ship
That was the USS Nicholas, this report says another US ship the Farragut was involved, so it would seem to be another incident
I appreciate that but the second incident is uncannily similar to the first and follows it so soon. I just wonder whether there has been some change in the circumstances or tactics involved.
They are differant incidents, just checked USNavy news
 
#9
It may be a different incident, different warship but it attracts some of the same ill informed if not utterly bone comments.

Bamber(Phil) dribbled
About time somebody kicked their skinny arses!!!Wish the R.N was allowed to do the same....but that would be against their Human rights.....correct?
Wrong. All explained here and other forums / threads.

And anyway, from the original link;

After the sailors ensured that the suspected pirates had no means to conduct any more attacks, all 11 were released on the two smaller skiffs, while the larger, mother skiff was destroyed and sunk, NBC reported.
Released. So not much of an arrse kicking then. So stop dribbling and put your c0ck away.
 
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eodmatt said:
This is absolutely appalling. Typical bloody Americans riding rough shod over foreign peoples human rights. That skiff was probably the only means of earning a living for several poor Somali families. Don't be surprised then if those poor families now turn to piracy as a means of supporting themselves.















Should have taken them out with the skiff.
Exactly! A+ for effort, B - for execution(lack of). :twisted:
 
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Werewolf said:
eodmatt said:
This is absolutely appalling. Typical bloody Americans riding rough shod over foreign peoples human rights. That skiff was probably the only means of earning a living for several poor Somali families. Don't be surprised then if those poor families now turn to piracy as a means of supporting themselves.

Should have taken them out with the skiff.
Exactly! A+ for effort, B - for execution(lack of). :twisted:
Your damm right because all that will happen now is they will tip up in dover.
 

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