Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-04-2009, 18:15   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Diego, CA
Boat: Will be a 50' Cat
Posts: 382
They Should be Shot

"The pirates were detained, but allowed to go free after questioning.
There is currently no formal procedure for NATO personnel to follow once they have apprehended pirates, Davies noted. Their weapons are confiscated and they are then typically given provisions and released."

Don't get me wrong, I am generally a pretty liberal person, but what kind of disincentive are we sending Pirates when after we do catch a few, we give them a little lecture then food and water and send them on their marry way... from their POV, if they suceed in capturing the boat they get Millions from the shippers or Yachties if they fail, they get food and water for their next attempt. I would walk them off the plank or let them use a revolver for personal use, their choice. Don't think that it's just an eastern Africa problem, when the criminals see the gutless reaction of everyone but the French (of all people), these incicents will increase everywhere...

capcook is offline  
Old 19-04-2009, 20:31   #2
Senior Cruiser
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,138
Agreed, but I predict a short lifespan for this thread...

Steve B.
senormechanico is offline  
Old 19-04-2009, 21:37   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Good prediction Senormechanico.

There is already a robust thread on piracy here:

Probably no need to start another one. I am gonna close this down.
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any body have a seaclear screen shot? Chief Engineer Navigation 3 19-08-2008 03:42
Screen Shot of ENC Software ssullivan Navigation 16 28-08-2006 14:14

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:57.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.