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MMNETSEA 03-30-2010 09:55 AM

Seychelles Coast Guard Attack Pirates


Lighthouse 03-30-2010 10:05 AM

Well done Seychelles!

GoneTroppo 03-30-2010 02:37 PM

Will be interested to see what they do with the captured pirates!!>/excl.gif

delatbabel 03-31-2010 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by GoneTroppo' date='31 March 2010 - 12:37 AM (Post 1269959827)

Will be interested to see what they do with the captured pirates!!>/excl.gif

I'm sure the pirates would have heard of the "standard, tried and tested" method of dealing with pirates ...


delatbabel 03-31-2010 11:56 AM

I do admire the understatement in the article:

"We took the decision to open fire on the engine compartment, 10,000 12.7mm rounds were fired... and we continued our harassment operation...

"Topaz decided to use disabling gunfire... and the vessel was hit below the water line and it began to sink"

You gotta love guys who call ten thousand 12.7mm rounds a "harassment operation", and consider hitting a vessel below the waterline until it sinks to be "disabling".

It does show that the Seychelles are serious.

Livia 03-31-2010 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by delatbabel' date='31 March 2010 - 04:56 AM (Post 1270036563)

I do admire the understatement in the article:

Me too. I found that quite funny.

Go Seychelles CG!

magwas 04-01-2010 09:42 AM

Correct operation.

Francis 04-01-2010 02:08 PM

This came out today from AFP on Yahoo:

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US warship operating in the Indian Ocean captured five suspected pirates Thursday after an exchange of gunfire in international waters near the Seychelles, the Pentagon said.

The frigate USS Nicholas took the piracy suspects into custody after the warship sank a skiff, and confiscated a suspected mother ship, said a statement from US Naval Forces.

"While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12:27 am local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff stopped," the statement said.

"At 1:59 am personnel from Nicholas boarded the disabled skiff and detained three personnel. The boarding team found ammunition and multiple cans of fuel on board."

After taking the suspected pirates on board, the Nicholas sank the disabled skiff and captured two additional suspected pirates on the confiscated mother ship.

"The suspected pirates will remain in US custody on board Nicholas until a determination is made regarding their disposition," the statement said.

The lifting of the winter monsoon in the region has spurred a fresh spate of attacks by pirates able to venture hundreds of miles from their bases and approach their prey on relatively calm seas.

The Seychelles economy relies heavily on tuna fishing and tourism and the country has had several ships hijacked since 2008.

In a separate incident, six Seychellois fishermen rescued from Somali pirates were returned home Wednesday after three days of high-seas drama which saw the Seychelles coastguard sink several pirate boats.

Just wondering if the Americans and Europeans felt outdone by the Seychelles which does not seem to be obsessed by political correctness?

sailingnewb 04-01-2010 09:02 PM

Hi Everyone,

Way to go Seychelles C.G.>/smile.gif

I would like to see the U.N. "grow a pair" and get serious about piracy.

I am very interested in the fate of these pirates.

Is Keel Hauling cruel and unusual like Waterboarding?



magwas 04-02-2010 07:57 AM

I guess attacking a warship means bad carma...

MMNETSEA 04-12-2010 12:36 PM

Seychelles Coast Guard Honoured My link

Seychelles Coast Guard Honoured CLICK

JeanneP 04-12-2010 11:19 PM

Good for the Seychelles. And President is right, the rest of the world's governments ought to give more support to the Seychelles Coast Guard, who are doing a better job than the big boys. President Obama, please note, this means you, too.


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