Cruise ship repels Somali pirates


EJBasile

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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"
 

Abstract

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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.
 

Deepdale

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EJBasile said:
"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"
"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."
 

sushi

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EJBasile said:
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"
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.

Sushi
 

jeffy.dee-lux

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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.
 

Abstract

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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:
 

Lacero

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jeffy.dee-lux said:
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.
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!
 

Apple Hobo

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jeffy.dee-lux said:
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.
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.
 

jeffy.dee-lux

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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.
 

Counterfit

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Abstract said:
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:
one word: paintball :cool:
 

cb911

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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!
 

freeny

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sushi said:
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.

Sushi
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:)