US ship opens fire in Suez

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  1. US warship 'opens fire in Suez'

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7311992.stm

    a simple 'no thanks' would have been sufficient.

    EDIT to add> its now a container ship.

    jumpy private security contractor?
     
  2. It doesn't surprise me to be honest but I don't think it helps anyone by discussing the force protection measures put in place onboard USN vessels on an open forum.
     
  3. Dangerous bugger, that GulliGulli-man.
     
  4. Bum boats were always a pain in the arrse [if you will excuse the double entendre]
     
  5. What??? Have you had a common sense by-pass??
     
  6. MV Global Patriot is chartered by Military Sealift Command.


    It says here


    Jumpy?
     
  7. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. To be honest, I'm surprised it hasn't happened before now.
     
  8. They've hosed down the Ghouli-Ghouli man!!! say it ain't so!! 8O
     
  9. Yes he dissed them so they popped a cap in his ass apparently.
     
  10. Its a fair one if they thought they could come under attack..
     
  11. Whilst I understand the security threat, I suspect this will have done no favours for the US in the long term.
     
  12. The second article on this says no one was hurt. They fired warning shots to keep the guy away.

    Pretty much sticking to ROE it seems to me.
     
  13. Yipe it said man was killed, some t wat threw a bulls horn at him was 1066 all over again