Cruise ship repels Somali pirates

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Just what you need to liven up one of those dull cruises. :p :p :p

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  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting world we live it?!

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  3. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I'll take that kind of action over any ballroom dance night. :p
    Of course I am glad that no one was seriously hurt.
     
  4. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    That must have been scary.

    "Attention all passengers, this is your captain speaking, unfortunately we are being attacked by somalian pirates, they are shooting rockets and guns at our ship, but do no worry, everything is under control"
     
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    (didnt RTFA) were there ninjas on board? i always thought pirates won...
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Stupid pirates don't win. And these were stupid pirates.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Without reading the article, I'm just gonna guess what this story is about (because that's more fun). ;)

    Did the staff and crew on board the cruise ship stop a group of Somalian passengers from downloading mp3s from a p2p network?

    *reads article*

    Oh, these are ACTUAL pirates, not just the crappy name given to people who download music illegally. Okay.
     
  8. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    "And, finally, the people at Seabourn Cruises will be giving some consideration to offering a 10 percent rebate on the price all customers paid for this trip. We hope that each of you will be joining us again on further action-packed adventures."
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Attention on Deck.

    Attention on Deck.

    The forward machine gun is now available for use. Passengers who are interested in trying out their marksmanship please report to the purser on the Promenade deck.

    Additionally, we have LAW and other short range munitions available on the Flying Bridge. Passengers who are interested in trying to vaporize a real authentic pirate, please report to the purser on the Promenade deck.

    That is all.

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  10. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder what other kinds of anti-pirate stuff they got on those ships... I mean, the loud noise thing is pretty lame... they should have like a vat of giant squids to release off the bow or something.
     
  11. Jesus macrumors 6502

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    Lol, but why not penguins???
     
  12. zap2 macrumors 604

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    there stupid to be scaried off from sounds, or cowards(i bet cowards):rolleyes:
     
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    Hmm, I forgot about the "cowardice" thing. Now they need a song. What was it the lion sang in Wizard of Oz? ;)
     
  15. Lacero macrumors 604

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    They got Michael Winslow.

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  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Or just change their name to "Action Cruise Line" and make it an interactive cruise where everyone has to "man their station." ;)

    Quite honestly, I think that is a great business idea, although the pirates would be actors and the whole thing would be semi-fake, of course. By "semi-fake," I mean they would still hit you semi-hard, but not in the face or the sack. They also wouldn't shoot you for real, but if you do fight them back with force, they totally have permission to eat their can of spinach and pound you. :cool:
     
  17. Lacero macrumors 604

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    I was thinking they could store all the ship sewage in high pressure tanks. So when pirates do come close to boarding, the cruise liner could spray them with the nasty stuff using high-powered nozzles.

    /Bowels away!
     
  18. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    :D

    Ahhhhh, no, the internet has much love for the ninja. As a pirate, however, I like your version. :)
     
  19. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    I simply love the fact that in 2005 you can still be a pirate.:D
     
  20. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I like the squids. :D

    Some ships have 9,000-volt electrified fences, but many do not. Some use fire hoses to blast pirates. Unfortunately, it's probably cheaper to have an occasional load of cargo jacked, than it is to outfit a fleet of ships with anti-piracy equipment.
     
  21. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    i definitely like the sewage idea... that'd be narsty, no way i'd pirate a cruise ship if i thought there was a chance i could get sludged. Not so great for the environment, but i bet once it got used like 2 or 3 times, the word would get out and pretty much end the era of pirates, leaving ninja's free to do their ninja-ing wherever they please.
     
  22. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    one word: paintball :cool:
     
  23. cb911 macrumors 601

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    latest news is that they could have been terrorists, not pirates at all. :eek:

    and an un-exploded grenade is still in the ship.

    well all the best with that boys!
     
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    Yo suhi, Is your avitar a playmate from the early 80's? if not she looks alot like one I remember from my pubescent years:)
     

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