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4 years 29 weeks ago, 6:18 PM

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Can you say Daaaahhhh

more morons caught.

A U.S. warship destroyed a pirate skiff after a Sierra Leone-flagged tanker was attacked north-west of the Seychelles, NBC News reported Friday.
The MV Evita was about 300 miles from the Seychelles Wednesday when three suspected pirate boats began to fire on the vessel with rifles, NBC said. They also aimed rocket-propelled grenade launchers at the Evita to force the ship to stop.
The MV Evita then sped up and fired flares at the skiffs, managing to escape the pirates, the news network said.
The Evita reported the attack to the counter-piracy mission in the area, Combined Task Force 151, reported NBC, and the USS Farragut arrived on scene.
Crew members from the Farragut, which is CTF-151's flagship vessel, then boarded the skiffs, NBC said, and a SH-60B Seahawk helicopter was sent out to monitor the pirates during the operation.
Eleven suspected pirates were on the skiffs, which were also carrying with fuel drums and grappling hooks, NBC said.
Ladders thrown
Sailors on the scene reportedly watched the suspected pirates throwing ladders and other equipment overboard.
After the sailors ensured that the suspected pirates had no means to conduct any more attacks, all 11 were released on the two smaller skiffs, while the larger, mother skiff was destroyed and sunk, NBC reported.
The incident came a day before the USS Nicholas exchanged fire with another group of pirates west of the Seychelles, sinking a skiff and confiscating a mother ship. Five pirates also were captured.
msnbc.com and NBC News
updated 9:01 a.m. ET, Fri., April 2, 2010

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 8:18 PM

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good for them

sounds like justice at sea.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:33 PM

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would have been tying a rope around their waists and trawling for sharks. Or can boats (Okay, ships. Sorry!) still be rigged to keelhaul someone? Probably not many barnacles on a naval ship anymore though.

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4 years 29 weeks ago, 3:51 PM

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I'm with you. Trawling for sharks sounds like an excellent plan. By the way, why even bother to pick them up? Blow their boats up, then leave any of them left alive to sink or swim.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).

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