Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 04 May 2009, 06:16   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brum
Boat name: UTV
Make: zodiac FR
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke 15hp
MMSI: 999
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 379
Pirates seized after threatening French navy ship

Balls of steel!

(CNN) -- The French Navy said they seized 11 pirates Sunday after they apparently mistook a French military vessel for a commercial ship and made a run at it.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa...tes/index.html
__________________

__________________
Big waves, small boat ;)
tinker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 06:26   #2
Member
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Wild West
Boat name: No Boat
Make: No Boat
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,272
Send a message via AIM to Maximus
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinker View Post
Balls of steel!

(CNN) -- The French Navy said they seized 11 pirates Sunday after they apparently mistook a French military vessel for a commercial ship and made a run at it.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa...tes/index.html
Nice result!just goes to show what can be achieved[even by the French!]Pity they did'nt just 'blast em out of the water!'
__________________

__________________
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 06:35   #3
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Yes it is a pitty the French couldn't have blasted them out the water. But a great result!
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 07:30   #4
mdt
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: fife
Make: Humber / searider
Length: 5m +
MMSI: ... - - - ...
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 720
Top news, it was almost starting to look like this whole location was getting out of hand with no one able or willing to step up to the mark… so will Google now this class as a French military victory?

But it must raise the question, how good where they at being pirates if they mistook a navy ship as a commercial one? Do they do YTS in Pirate?
__________________
“The only difference between men and boys, is the price and size of their toys”
mdt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 09:22   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Remember most of them were probably chewing Khat at the time and were off their faces!!!
__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 13:34   #6
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
I'm surprised the Frogs didnt blockade their mothership in a port somewhere ..........
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 15:21   #7
exspyrd trayd membir
 
The Garfish's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: inn wiliks hed
Make: Redbay 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Twin Etec 90hp
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
most of them were probably chewing Khat at the time
ow disgustin. fansy eetin a por likkul mogy

garF
__________________
The Garfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 15:26   #8
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Garfish View Post
ow disgustin. fansy eetin a por likkul mogy

garF
That's odd, I must have been misinformed..., I understood that you were a veritable Enthusiast!
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 15:36   #9
exspyrd trayd membir
 
The Garfish's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Town: inn wiliks hed
Make: Redbay 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Twin Etec 90hp
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 962
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
That's odd, I must have been misinformed..., I understood that you were a veritable Enthusiast!

wen i sed i lyked a nise bitt ov pusy i didunt meen eetin de fing yew nobbur

noww gett bak too polishin dat snyper riful

garF
__________________
The Garfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2009, 15:41   #10
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,926
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Garfish View Post
wen i sed i lyked a nise bitt ov pusy i didunt meen eetin de fing yew nobbur

noww gett bak too polishin dat snyper riful

garF
Good on ya!
__________________

__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.