Updated :French sinks 2 Pirate Ships, 41 pirates detained

#1
This morning, after it had been sent to patrol an area of the Indian Ocean where a French and a Spanish ship had been attacked, the FNS Nivose's helicopter detected three ships (one mother ship and two skiffs).

When overflown, the pirates started ditching equipment.

The FNS Nivose, which belong to the EU Mission Atalanta sent a boarding party which then sunk the mother ship and one skiff. Eleven pirates are currently detained onboard the FNS Nivose.

In French only so far:

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/artic...tes-somaliens_1314811_3212.html#xtor=RSS-3208

Update: another intercept took place latter in the same day


This morning, the French trawler Talenduic was attacked by three pirate skiffs; she called two other French trawlers for help, the Trevignon and Torre Giulia. Since the trawlers have French Navy fusiliers marins protection teams onboard (Equipe de Protection Embarquee EPE), the pirates were repelled. While fleeing, two pirate ships including the mothership capsized....

The trawlers recovered six pirates and they are now detained by the French navy EPE.

Latter in the day, the FNS Nivose was sent to another location, 90 miles from the first intercept; another three pirate ships were "neutralized" and another 11 pirates detained....
 
#3
fantassin said:
This morning, after it had been sent to patrol an area of the Indian Ocean where a French and a Spanish ship had been attacked, the FNS Nivose's helicopter detected three ships (one mother ship and two skiffs).

When overflown, the pirates started ditching equipment.

The FNS Nivose, which belong to the EU Mission Atalanta sent a boarding party which then sunk the mother ship and one skiff. Eleven pirates are currently detained onboard the FNS Nivose.

In French only so far:

http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/artic...tes-somaliens_1314811_3212.html#xtor=RSS-3208
Job well done.

Personally I'm conflicted, in one respect I think we should form an international task force, move inland and take care of the pirates there, the other, if we did that, then we would have to stay...


kind of like, you touch it, you own it, sort of thing.
 
#4
It's a very sad day for the Royal Navy
 
#5
Excellent news,! Hope the British Gob'ment and the Navy see how it's done, you've got to hand it to the French, they don't fcuk about.
 

263A

War Hero
#7
#8
263A said:
davyskuller said:
tropper66 said:
It's a very sad day for the Royal Navy
Why?
The frog's showed how it should be done
Because the last three times the Royal Navy made the headlines, it was for f**k ups of monumental proportions
 

263A

War Hero
#9
#11
I think that the only way to stop the pirating trade is by direct action. I'm afraid that people in that area understand the rule of force far better than any rule of law

Until the international community actually start sinking pirate ships and give the direct of actually owning a set of balls, the pirating will continue.

Well done the Frogs.
 
#13
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.
 
#14
putteesinmyhands said:
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.
No ECHR if they are in Davey Jones locker!

wasn't piracy until recently a capital offence under UK law?
 
#15
putteesinmyhands said:
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.
Pirates that have actually carried out piracy acts against French ships are trialled and detained in France. That's what has happened with the pirates captured by the French navy SOF during the three different hostage-rescue Op on the Ponant, Carré d'As and Tanit last year.

The others are generally off-loaded in Kenya or the Seychelles and detained locally according to the different MoUs.
 
#17
putteesinmyhands said:
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.
You forget, the French only obey EU laws if it works for them, we're the only daft fuckers the apply them all.
 
#18
putteesinmyhands said:
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.

Yes, like the French give a fuck about that. Check their track record :D
 
#19
Command_doh said:
Were the French attempting to hoist some white material on the main mast and accidentally pressed the wrong switch?
As much as I enjoy a good surrender monkey gag at the French's expense, I hardly think were in a position to scoff at them considering our Navy has bounced from one embarrassment to another over the recent years and theirs have been coming up trumps and doing "the bizz".
 
#20
fantassin said:
putteesinmyhands said:
I'll start applauding when I've seen the outcome of the eleven pirates' claim in the European Court of Human Rights.
Pirates that have actually carried out piracy acts against French ships are trialled and detained in France. That's what has happened with the pirates captured by the French navy SOF during the three different hostage-rescue Op on the Ponant, Carré d'As and Tanit last year.

The others are generally off-loaded in Kenya or the Seychelles and detained locally according to the different MoUs.

I'm thankful that we don't have that particular problem in the US. Apparently the pirates don't make it that far.
 

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