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    Teller25
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    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:46 am Reply with quote

    USS NICHOLAS, At Sea (NNS) -- USS Nicholas (FFG 47) captured suspected pirates April 1 after exchanging fire, sinking a skiff and confiscating a suspected mother ship.

    While operating west of the Seychelles in international waters, Nicholas reported taking fire at 12:27 a.m. local time from a suspected pirate skiff and returned fire before commencing pursuit of the vessel until the disabled skiff stopped.

    At 1:59 a.m. personnel from Nicholas boarded the disabled skiff and detained three personnel. The boarding team found ammunition and multiple cans of fuel on board.

    After taking the suspected pirates on board, Nicholas sank the disabled skiff at 2:59 a.m.

    An additional two suspected pirates were captured on the confiscated mother ship.

    The suspected pirates will remain in U.S. custody on board Nicholas until a determination is made regarding their disposition.

    Nicholas, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate homeported in Norfolk, Va., is currently supporting U.S. Naval Forces Africa. U.S. Naval Forces Africa is the naval component in support of U.S. Africa Command.

    The pirate attack on the USS Nicholas followed what has become the standard pirate plan of attack. A larger “mother ship” will go out to sea, then send out a small skiff with armed pirates. The pirates on the skiff will then attack and capture a ship and hold it until insurance or ransom money is received. Usually, pirates are paid the money and all parties go their separate ways....

    What actually happened was not that they were unusually brave but in fact these people live in conditions so miserable and consequently are so ignorant that they couldn’t tell the difference between a large merchant ship and a military vessel, not even because of the color!. Amazing thing on the 21st century.

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    Blurredweasel
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    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    Location: Ontario, Canada

    PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 am Reply with quote

    We all know that they live in poverty, but they are THAT impoverished that they are ignorant to the difference between a merchant ship and a war ship. WOW!
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    bunkermutant
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    Joined: Jan 01, 2010
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    Location: Worcester UK

    PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:00 pm Reply with quote

    Plenty of other people live in poverty all over the world , but they don't resort to this sort of behaviour !!
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    Ballistic
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    Joined: Mar 21, 2010
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    Location: Winterthur, Switzerland

    PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:09 am Reply with quote

    HAHAHA Darwin was right!!! How can you be so dumb to attack a military vessel with nothing more than a skiff and some machineguns?
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    revolutionman
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    PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:32 pm Reply with quote

    It is like how thousands of Americans live in poverty and they resort to slinging drugs like crystal meth and heroin to make ends meet. And also with machine guns. They aren't so different are they.
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    revolutionman
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    PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:22 am Reply with quote

    jerry0503214 wrote:
    We all know that they live in poverty, but they are THAT impoverished that they are ignorant to the difference between a merchant ship and a war ship. WOW!


    So has this guy been banned yet or what?
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