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Old 10-03-2011, 13:19   #1
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Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

Attempt to Save Danish Family From Somalian Pirates Fails





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Old 10-03-2011, 13:47   #2
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Re: Danish pirate victim rescue attempt fails

Unfortunately this will continue until the world makes it known that piracy will not be tolerated under any conditions and no ransom will EVER be paid.
Further, all pirates should be put to the bottom of the sea whenever encountered.
Only after word filters back to wanna be pirates that there is NO GAIN, will it stop.
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Old 10-03-2011, 13:50   #3
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Sounds like the pirates knew the resue attempt was coming.

Wrong people died again! This is the trend that needs to stop!
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Old 10-03-2011, 17:21   #4
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Re: Danish pirate victim rescue attempt fails

I pleade ignorance, but I have a hard time understanding why would any one want be in that part of the world in the first place?
I will be out there cruising full time in a couple of years and I no longer think of circumnavigation or going around the world. I think there is enough to see elsewhere before exposing ourselves to such a risk.
It also doesn't look like the situation will get better any time soon.

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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

"The hostages are safe and still in our hands"

That is one of the funniest oxymorons I have ever heard.
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

I was under the understanding that Puntland was part of Somalia. Is this the case or does it have a separate and functioning government?

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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

It is a self declared autonomous state.
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

Not sure if anyone else has noticed but there seems to be a lot less on the news on this story, I wonder if there has been a ¨semi¨news black out? Also, it must surely be a good thing if the location of the hostages is known? I agree with a previous poster, its just not worth the risk to yourself or people who risk their lives to safe you if you sail there! Its not right, we all know that, im sure once the Libya things quietens down there will be a more serious look at the problem!
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

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Unfortunately this will continue until the world makes it known that piracy will not be tolerated under any conditions and no ransom will EVER be paid.
You would put military action above the lives of hostages!??

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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

Here's a link to some general views about the situation off Somalia, from a commercial seafarers website
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

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Here's a link to some general views about the situation off Somalia, from a commercial seafarers website
Shiptalk - Newsletter
The Shiptalk Newsletter is sponsored by Seacurus Ltd, a small private marine insurance brokerage.
Their editorial position(s) might be better described as "one man's opinion".
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

Hi Gordon, it was the link article from the Flying Tab Nab spokesman which I found interesting
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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

Why can't the US, the UN, or some other international authority send in a few "yachts" with about 10 marines with superior training and firepower to "liquidate" these criminals? Or search all suspect vessels and confiscate weapons? After a few failed piracy attempts, I suspect there would be few available recruits.

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Re: Danish Pirate Victim Rescue Attempt Fails

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You would put military action above the lives of hostages!??
Maybe that'd be a good inclusion into a living will before traveling in that area:

"If I'm taken hostage by pirates, please use all military resource to bring them to justice/deter future piracy attempts with my safety being a secondary consideration."
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