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Old 29 October 2009, 05:10   #21
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Sounds like a cracking stag weekend but would it not breach any of our wonderfull health and safety rules ?
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Old 30 October 2009, 21:35   #22
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It seems nobody could write a sensible reply, by the second post the thread turned into a pisstake.

I'm no bleeding heart liberal but my thoughts go out to them and their nearest and dearset. Stupid or naive they don't deserve that.

Latest is a 4 million quid ransom demand and no heavily insured shipping company to rely on.

I wish them all the best 'Yachties' or not

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Old 31 October 2009, 05:50   #24
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Old 31 October 2009, 08:39   #25
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Actually, in a wish to maintain a light hearted tone on what is, a serious subject willk made a valid point, that if your going to go cruising in a private yacht in 'pirate infested' waters, you should kinda know that it might not be a good idea .. so I disagree with your above quote
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I agree - why not send a few yachts out with 4-6 heavily armed SBS chaps on them - sail round for a few weeks & they are bound to be approached - when come along side BANG - no more pirates . Then they will think twice about doing it again. Of course deny everything , no record of anything as its 600 mile of the coast - no one will see or hear anything either.

Give them a bit of their own treatment !
thats what happened during the ww1 with the u boats , british were fed up of small unarmed merchant ships getting sunk by u boats that they set up innocent looking merchant ships [ [think were nicknamed x ships ] with no armnament ,,that is until mr u boat comes in close to sink the ship with gun fire ,then the shutters come down and the false superstucture on the ship then reveals a bit bigger gun than the u boot ,,,worked very well for a few months until the german navy wondered why so many u boat were not retuning back ,,down side then was they then sank any ship ,,
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that they set up innocent looking merchant ships [ [think were nicknamed x ships ] with no armnament ,,that is until mr u boat comes in close to sink the ship with gun fire
Q Ships or Q Boats, I believe. Odd you should mention it as the Malaysians have done something just like that recently http://www.malaysiandefence.com/?p=599
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Indeed,but not THAT FAR West eh!
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Actually, in a wish to maintain a light hearted tone on what is, a serious subject willk made a valid point, that if your going to go cruising in a private yacht in 'pirate infested' waters, you should kinda know that it might not be a good idea .. so I disagree with your above quote
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I'm not sure that shooting this elderly couple would deter other Yachties from foolishly cruising in Pirate infested waters
Complete with 'winky smiley face thing'. I'm not convinced this constitutes a sensible reply (no offence willk).


I'm not trying to kill the thread or put a downer on things but bloody heck they're in a desperate situation.

That was my point, I'm not trying to lambast anyone that posted but I really do feel for the yachties and their folks back home.

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