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Old 22 July 2009, 11:05   #1
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Why blow it up???

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8163293.stm

Not a bad looking boat - why not sell it instead of sinking it? The government needs every penny it can get!!!

Then again seeing their shooting they need some practice................
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feck me they cant even hit it and its stationary!!!
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Old 22 July 2009, 12:18   #3
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I think its just to prove a point. A complete waste I aggree.
Its like that Evo that was on Top Gear. It used to be a drug dealers and had to be destroyed, why not just sell it on?

Looking at the vid they do need some practice at hitting things.
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Old 22 July 2009, 12:22   #4
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They should have kept going. If they can't hit it when it's stationery then they'd have no chance on the move.
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Its a long way to tow it home ?

Its good fun ?

Its a hazard to shipping if they dont sink it ?

Why not sink it ?
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feck me they cant even hit it and its stationary!!!
That's what I thought - I would just keep going - I doubt very much that they would actually shoot to kill anyway.

Maybe they should have had a Crompton with 8 engines..............
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Hard judge to distance from the video but from what I can make out it looks like it took about half a dozen rounds over 3-5 seconds to effectively take it out. The rest appears target practice/for the fun of it.

Looks like a result to me

It would have definitely have felt like a result if you'd have been sat in the bloody thing.

I would imagine though that with a Conservative Government in power it would probably have been sunk, in flames, with a single shot from ten times the distance
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I think its just to prove a point. A complete waste I aggree.
Its like that Evo that was on Top Gear. It used to be a drug dealers and had to be destroyed, why not just sell it on?

Looking at the vid they do need some practice at hitting things.
as a matter of intrest chewy someone recons the rnli has more lifeboats boats than the r/n has warships, mart
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They should have kept going. If they can't hit it when it's stationery then they'd have no chance on the move.
Don't forget they have both a 4.5 and a Lynx on board which could have Sea Skuas hanging off it, either of which would make the weapons they were using look like spud guns

It would have been done to make an example same as the poachers fishing boat that was scuttled here with explosives a few years ago - break the law and this is what you get, boom. Probably doesn't make much difference but looks good on TV.
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This seems to be the only way the Navy get shooting practice these days .. aprehend some suspicious drug dudes.. then blow up their rides .. and feck me they need it ... Hey... I want a go
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