Pirate FAIL!!

Norfolk-based ship fired upon, captures six pirate

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(You really have to wonder who thought for a second that the Navy ship would not  A.  Return Fire  and B. Oh yeah our handguns are a good match for their  25MM Machine Gun Cannons)
Pirate =  IDIOT!!
A suspected pirate skiff burns off the coast of Djibouti on Saturday, April 10, 2010 after the dock landing ship Ashland fired on it after being attacked by small-arms fire. (Petty officer 2nd Class Jason R. Zalasky | U.S. Navy)
A Norfolk based dock landing ship has captured six pirates after being fired upon in the Gulf of Aden, the Navy announced today.

 

It is the fourth confrontation by the Navy with pirates in the past two weeks and the second time in that span that pirates have opened fire on a U.S. Navy vessel. The Navy said 21 suspected pirates are now in Navy custody from those incidents.

Suspected pirates fired at the port side of the Ashland about 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti. The Navy ship returned fire with its 25mm gun, catching the skiff on fire, the Navy said. The crew abandoned the vessel, and the Navy rescued the men from the water.

They are being held on the Ashland. No one on the Ashland, based at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, was injured, and no apparent damage was done.

Earlier this month, the destroyer Nicholas was fired upon by pirates, five of whom were captured. In a separate incident, the destroyer McFaul intervened in a suspected pirate attack, detaining 10.

Last week, the destroyer Farragut was called to the scene of a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker after the ship came under attack by three pirate skiffs. One of the skiffs was sunk, and 11 men were allowed to leave.

Just a quick DUH thought!!!

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12 thoughts on “Pirate FAIL!!

  1. Do you think the pirates WANT to be captured? Life in a US sponsored prison has got to be better than what they are used to. The alternative is they really are that stupid and I’m not sure if that’s possible.

    • Yellowcat

      No I dont think they wanted to be captured, I believe its a suicide mission. And the bad guys cling to the hope that we will not fight back. The bad people are very determined,,,thanks for stopping bye…

  2. It’s crazy on those sees. I’ll give those pirates this though; they do have balls of steel.

    • Scott

      I dont know about balls of steel..i think they want to be martys and they want to die thinking they took on the infidels…..to me its idiocy to think that your handguns can beat a 50 cal sniper rifle……thanks for stopping in

  3. highway

    hmm i think we should have shot there miserable carcasses the heck with detaining them if it was my call i would have lit them up like roman candles

    • ..Highway

      I think we should have left them and let them drowned..but we have compassion and thats what makes us great….

  4. Crazy stuff! I think maybe Yellowcat is right – maybe they’re wanting to be caught.

    • Talon

      i agree, to take on a cannon with a cap pistol is not smart. They want to die and they want us look like we are callous and cruel..the bad people see what they want to see and the truth is hard for the pirates to accept ………..Navy 1 Pirates 0 ……..

  5. Just Me

    I think they know they are getting caught but still think they can do some type of damage. Anything they can affect is better than nothing I guess.

  6. I’ve finally been able to get to your blog and read it! I couldn’t on my old computer. Hope you are well. 🙂

  7. Just Me

    New post please. Your fans are getting restless….

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