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Old 25-02-2011, 12:16   #256
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I'm thinking this is a perfect time to explore the Maldives, and Madagascar.
Watch out with that. The pirates have attacked off the coast of Madagascar. So that might not be safe either.
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The problems with identifing pirates is they use the same skiffs as fishermen.

So you need to look for weapons and boarding equipment. Boarding equipment is ropes just like fishermen use....
And fishermen carry weapons to protect themselves from pirates.
So, why would fisherman need to carry weapons? Is someone going to ransom their catch of fish? Not much profit in that!
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As far as what's happening in the middle east, we are witnessing something similar to what happened in Iran when the Ayatollahs took over. We see how that turned out, we're living in "interesting" times.

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I know this is off topic , but what's happening in north Africa is a populist movement for democracy. It has little in common with Iran. Egypt for example yearns for a secular state.

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Just out of curiosity, is there any way to "hail" the Navy when you're being chased by pirates?
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Just out of curiosity, is there any way to "hail" the Navy when you're being chased by pirates?
yes. call a mayday.
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How 'bout this for a defensive plan. Loosen the boom and by doing some quick boat maneuvers (while you duck safely in the cockpit), whack the pirates off the gunnels and into the water as they try to board!?
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Just out of curiosity, is there any way to "hail" the Navy when you're being chased by pirates?
Or send up a rocket. I'm sure that'll show up on radar. But setting of the EPIRB will attract attention as well.
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So, why would fisherman need to carry weapons? Is someone going to ransom their catch of fish? Not much profit in that!
Couple things: 3rd world fisherman might have a rifle but all 19 wouldn't have AR15s.... And when would a fishing "skiff" have 19 fisherman? We fish 60-80 footers here with 3 guys. Yes we have hydraulics so give them 6 guys, not 19.

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One thing I don't like is the Quest killings are already yesterday's news. Something needs to happen in that story, and all the stories from here on.

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All I know is Marines fight on land and if more than 2,000 are headed that way on amphibious ships, I believe it's far from over.

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Actually they fight "In the air, on land and sea".
Says so right in the Marine Corps Hymn. Maybe it's time for a little sea action.
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Actually they fight "In the air, on land and sea".
Says so right in the Marine Corps Hymn. Maybe it's time for a little sea action.
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Semper Fi Scrotus.
I don't know what that's supposed to mean but the motto is;

Semper Fidelis Latin for "Always Faithful"
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The problems with identifing pirates is they use the same skiffs as fishermen.

So you need to look for weapons and boarding equipment. Boarding equipment is rops just like fishermen use....
And fishermen carry weapons to protect themselves from pirates.

So how is a satelite going to tell the difference if a boarding party can't tell the difference?
It's the ones with the eyepatch and parrot.... haven't you learned anything from sailing through the middle of it?
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I don't know what that's supposed to mean but the motto is;

Semper Fidelis Latin for "Always Faithful"


So you presume to know what motto I'm quoting?
No, not many do know.
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That's good news. This just can't stand.
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