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Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises

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posted on Jun, 25 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Once again, i have no soft spot for pirates. If military ship from whatever navy would blow those guys to pieces while protecting sea lines - i would not shed a tear, contrary.
But this is not navy, this is not even vendetta by avenging relatives. This is sick rich people? buying a license to kill a person and get away with it. So guess what, if pirates kill them during the "hunt", i would also not shed a tear.




posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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It's a bizzare idea no doubt about it. But it would be a little pocket of Darwinism. Really we don't lose out either way! As for the pollution angle, come on. It's about easy money. Come on even the lowest man on the crew of a pirate vessel is going to make more money for a run than in his normal lifetime. Please they attack aid vessels delivering supplies so they can protest for a cause? Having the nautical most dangerous game is twistedly ironic.



posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 10:46 PM
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Here's the original site the article (probably) originated from: www.somalicruises.com.... It's obviously a parody site. I'm not sure how anyone could take testimonials like the one below as serious


"Like ducks in a barrel. They turned the ship around and we saw them cry in the water like little girls. Saw one wounded pirate eaten by sharks--what a laugh riot! This is a must do." -- Zeke, Springs Kentucky USA



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:03 AM
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This is just awesome.

Russian capitalism at it's best, enabling - pest control.

Now, if they can just figure out how Westerners can go to Afghanistan and hunt Muj. A Barrett or .338 Lapua backed up by a couple squads and they're in business!

Truth be told, these armed luxury ships hunting pirates should also be given a bounty by the collective ship owners plagued by these skinnies.

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posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 09:58 AM
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This has to be a hoax. As described this SERIOUSLY violates International Maritime Laws. Not only would the company, crew and security forces on board be held accountable but the passengers as well. Maybe the creators of this hoax should have reviewed some laws pertaining to this first before doing it.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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No, international law does not prevent a ship from defending itself from pirates.

So you sucker the pirates in, smoke them, and you've violated no law, and you've done the world a favor.

The very fact that some would find this somehow offensive to their sensitivities - THAT is troubling!

I swear to God - the world is upside down!



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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Actually it does govern armed ships masquerading as civilian vessels for the purpose of seizing and/or sinking other vessels.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:17 PM
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These luxury ships are not camoflaging themselves for the purpose of sinking other ships.

They happen to be peacefully going about their business - and trolling for pirates is not an offensive practice.

It is only when attacked by pirates that the tables are turned.

It's instantly transitioning from prey to predator.



posted on Jun, 28 2009 @ 02:50 PM
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These vessels are advertising to thier passengers of thier true role, that of pirate hunting. Under Admiralty Laws that vessel is and can be considered a pirate vessel in itself as it is privately owned and not acting under a mandate by a U.N. resolution and is not operated by a state rather than a private corporation. Hence it is a privateer vessel. Play semantics all you want that is the nature of the maritime laws. Now IF the vessel was truly a leisure vessel under the rules, they would not employ the passengers or advertisie to the passengers about thier role in securing the ship. that is where the line is crossed.
Maritime Admiralty laws
Scroll down to the definition of piracy. Their operation would fall squarely into that category as defined by law. As a merchant marine this very subject was talked about for about 45 minutes during the classes for our certification.


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[edit on 28-6-2009 by djvexd]



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