Pirates shoot at, chase MSC ship


#1

[B]Anyone see this?
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090507/ts_nm/us_somalia_piracy_2

Pirates fire on a US navy vessel- we run:(


#2

It’s a dry cargo ship. Perhaps they could have thrown potatoes ?


#3

I’ll admit that I don’t know much about MSC- but I was under the impression that all MSC ships had small arms…


#4

They do, wonder why there was no return fire. These ships also have a military detachment aboard.


#5

There’s another story on this incident on CNN, the pirates never made it closer than one nautical mile. This explains why the ships security team did not open fire.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/05/07/somalia.pirates.foiled/index.html


#6

Thanks- that explains a lot:)


#7

T-AKE 1 was in the news not to long ago. They converted one of her cargo holds into a prison and can hold up to 26 prisoners. The US Navy has been using her to hold captured pirates. She has Marines and plenty of security.


#8

Hey Charles are you sailing chief mate or cargo yet?


#9

negative on both I doing to well with night d as a third. Not sure if i’m even interested in taking another week long coast guard exam.