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Old 05 November 2005, 19:52   #1
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Ok own up who did it?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4409662.stm#

Two RIBs used to attack cruise ship!!!

I reckon Garfish had to be one of them and either Rogue Wave or Eupa the other as nobody else's RIB would have had the range!!!

They actually fired RPGs at the ship - one went through someone's cabin but they were very lucky and weren't hurt - must have gone right through!!!

This comment made me wonder

"The crew used an on-board loud acoustic bang to deter the gunmen, making them believe they were under fire"

A maroon possibly???

It is a wonder they haven't targetted a cruise liner before - rich pickings!!!
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Old 05 November 2005, 20:12   #2
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U sure they're RIBs that attacked em?
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I saw some photos of the "speedboats" on the telly. They looked like RIB hulls minus the tubes.
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I saw some photos of the "speedboats" on the telly. They looked like RIB hulls minus the tubes.
ah.....some pirates must have taken their toobs then the unfortunate people must have gone to the cruise ship seekin for help but when they found no way in tried making a nice hole in the ship to climb threw...it all makes sense now
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ah.....some pirates must have taken their toobs then the unfortunate people must have gone to the cruise ship seekin for help but when they found no way in tried making a nice hole in the ship to climb threw...it all makes sense now
Didn't realise Yanks knew what sarcasm was......

Reason I said they were RIBs is cos that's what the bloke said on the BBC video - knowing the accuracy of the media it could just have easily been a skip with an outboard!!!
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heheh
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knowing the accuracy of the media it could just have easily been a skip with an outboard!!!
You mean a BWM.
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You mean a BWM.
oh I thought they were a faithful reproduction of a ....... okay won't go there
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"The crew used an on-board loud acoustic bang to deter the gunmen, making them believe they were under fire."

I donít think they will be deterred next time, assuming they have internet access.

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Rather than the acoustic bangs, if they'd blasted out a bit of Bob Marley and chucked a few big spliffs over the side, the "Pirates" would of soon lost interest in robbing the thing!!
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