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Old 27-10-2009, 13:28   #1
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Pirates

As I was setting here at my desk, The wife reads off to me from the internet about a pirate attack and a British Couple were attacked and their 38 foot boat was taken.. and they are being held for ransom.
So I'm getting kinda tired of this "crap" happening...
So how do we stop it, who do we write, contact, or yell at to get someone off their ass to go over and blow the ___ out of these jerks so the waters are safer for us to travel.
Sorry for the language but I'm getting a little pissed off about this.

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Old 27-10-2009, 14:29   #2
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Sorry, no oil involved...... kid gloves, "catch and release" to come back another day only......
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Old 27-10-2009, 14:47   #3
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In the complete absence of law and order, crime and terror become the norm. There doesn't appear to be anything of (monetary or political) value in the area, so the big boys consider it low priority.
While hoping for a happy ending to this event, I have to ask myself, Why would anyone wish to expose himself to this risk.
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Old 27-10-2009, 16:34   #4
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Good question..... maybe "no tv".. or just behind the times on the latest news hype? I remember not listening to the news for about a year while cruising. When I got back to civilization they were STILL talking about Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinski!! a full year later! I guess I didnt miss much in that year....
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Old 27-10-2009, 17:51   #6
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First....Don't sail in Harms' way.

It makes me wonder why sailors feel that they can roam the seas looking for freedom and be surprised when they get attacked.

Piracy against individual vessels is not a big deal with governments.

Same mindset goes with the city. There are predators and there are prey.

Ever wonder why you don't see one herring swimmin around?

You show up in a less developed country with your yacht...U. R. PREY.

You go to self contained resorts in Central America...or the Islands...you don't leave the compound.
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Old 27-10-2009, 18:09   #7
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Out on the deep blue you cannot count on ANYONE to help you in ANY situation.

You are your own mechanic, doctor, plumber, electrician, dentist, fireman, diplomat, lawyer, and armed forces.

I know that many believe that carrying firearms is a recipe for distaster, and not everyone is prepared to defend themselves appropriately, both mentaly and physicaly.

But if you are determined to voyage beyond the safety of your hailing port, then you need to face the possibility of encountering those who will do you harm.

As for "Don't sail in Harms' way."...

good luck with that.

Maybe 20 years ago you could have gotten away with that, but most regions of the world that are beyond Europe, North America, Austrailia and scant few places besides are free from "Harms' way".

Preparation and vigilance are the only ways to keep yourself safe.
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So some guy (guy A) is building cars life is good he's cruising along food shelter working hArd at building cars. Someother guy comes along feeling empowered and worried that he won't be able to sustain the life he's accostomed to. He decides guy A is a good venture he sacks guyA off at the knees and unless he can come up with a bunch of cash guy A looses everything. How appaling
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What????

no maka senso

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So some guy (guy A) is building cars life is good he's cruising along food shelter working hArd at building cars. Someother guy comes along feeling empowered and worried that he won't be able to sustain the life he's accostomed to. He decides guy A is a good venture he sacks guyA off at the knees and unless he can come up with a bunch of cash guy A looses everything. How appaling
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Old 27-10-2009, 19:10   #10
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Fat fingers maybe mako no understady.
Lots different types of pirates if we look Around we see a
similar behavior. Perhaps those bums that called at dinner time to entice some into low rate equity loans or maybe the CEO of a major corporation. Sometimes the pirates are in your own backyardo.just it's more acceptable. Cause you know themo. Guy A makey bad choice other guy dick pirate guy A loose other guy get over for a few more days.
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It is one thing to scam someone out of their money, and quite another to shove a gun in their face and threaten to kill them if a ransom is not paid, regardless of the availablity of funds.

These pirates are scum who prey on those weaker than them just because of some imagined potential for profit.
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Hmm both Are scum not sure I can tell you which is worse . One is legal the other not. Having seen the barrell of a gun on 4 ocassions and seen the effects of the balloon low rate interst scandal. They both have potential for devestation. Dreams and security are potentially devestated. Point is one has choices (guy a ) and there are pirates everywhere sometimes we sanction them but they are no
more evil.
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avoiding Pirates

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Until this problem goes away, it's the best argument I know for sailing to South Africa on your circumnavigation.
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Careful now you can't just go in shooting up wall streets finest
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