Originally Posted by maytrix
if they have no fishing gear
and have guns
. Even if they have fishing gear
, the guns
would be a stronger argument in my opinion.
No guns and fishing gear, I'd be inclined to believe they would be fisherman.
The Somalis have worked that out too.
They can see the navy
ships a long way further off than the Navy
ships can see the skiffs so they have plenty of time to decide what to do.
they ALL have fishing nets on board. under the fishing nest are the weapons and ladders. As the navy ships may see a number of skiffs each day its just difficult for them to stop and search all. Especially when the ship is meant to be guarding a convoy.
When weapons are slipped over the side theres nothing they can do. When weapons are found the ship removes them and then supplies fule and food
to the skiff to ensure it can get back home safely.
Its not as easy as we think.