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Activities in Gulf of Aden against Malaysian Tanker

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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I remember reading postings with regards to all the attention focusing on the Gulf of Aden for what was suspected as magnetic vortex. and most of the nations around the world have their navies, army and airforce focusing on this region, including my country malaysia..

but as of yesterday, one of our tanker was attacked by the pirates in the gulf of aden. our special forces reacted almost quite instantly to rescue the tanker and the people on board. i am not sure if the malaysian navy were already there as alleged in the article about the vortex, but the fact that our special forces were quick makes me think that they were already stationed there instead of escorting our merchant ships. this hijack was the first for 2011 after a lapse of pirate hijacking reports against malaysian vessels in the gulf of aden.

Paskal commandos foil hijack attempt in Gulf of Aden



KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Navy has foiled an attempted hijacking by Somali pirates on the MT Bunga Laurel, a Malaysian chemical tanker, in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday. Commandos from the navy’s elite team Pasukan Khas Laut (Paskal) on board the navy’s auxiliary ship Bunga Mas 5, headed by Komander Nazri Sharif, arrived in time to save the tanker that was heading for Singapore. A total of 18 pirates, who were involved in the attack, surrendered. Seven pirates were on board Bunga Laurel while 11 were aboard their mothership. The tanker, laden with lubricating oil and ethylene dichloride, was attacked by the pirates about 300 nautical miles (555km) east of Oman at 11.40pm.



whether the special forces were stationed there to thwart pirates entirely , or they were there as a pretext for protecting merchant ships, is up to you to decide


but 1 thing i am damn sure about..that i am damn proud of our malaysian special forces
PASKAL




posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 06:45 AM
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Were the special forces deployed via UFO or perhaps a stargate? =]



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 07:42 AM
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The Gulf of Aden has interested me for awhile now, they've had recent(last cpl months) earthquake activity and maybe it's not a coincidence that the spot where all the quakes have happened is at the part of Africa where the continent is splitting up. Very interesting stuff.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 11:48 AM
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I dunno, but the Somali pirates had a Mothership (LOL) ...according to the OP's cited article.
I'm sure that it perfectly accurate word usage for a ship on the ocean-- but tell me really, when have YOU heard the term Mothership in reference to anything other than a purported giant UFO?!

Just an eyebrow raiser. Just sayin.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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maybe is a controlled disclosure, to condition us ...hehehehe..or perhaps..those who hijacked the vessels are not somalis..but martian pirates..



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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Originally posted by affeyee
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maybe is a controlled disclosure, to condition us ...hehehehe..or perhaps..those who hijacked the vessels are not somalis..but martian pirates..


TeeHee... not Somali pirates but Small pirates, as in lil green men? Really, how do these guys overtake these large shipping vessels? To my knowledge, they've never killed anyone but they take by force, and it's my understanding the pirates' boats are not as large, and they are trying to protect their fishing waters from illegal dumping of garbage, some of it quite toxic. Plus the large vessels encroach on their fishing areas, according to news articles and Wikipedia...


A United Nations report and several news sources have suggested that piracy off the coast of Somalia is caused in part by illegal fishing and the dumping of toxic waste in Somali waters by foreign vessels that have, according to Somali fishermen, severely constrained the ability of locals to earn a living and forced many to turn to piracy instead.[4][5] Other articles allege that 70 percent of the local coastal communities "strongly support the piracy as a form of national defense of the country's territorial waters", and that the pirates believe they are protecting their fishing grounds and exacting justice and compensation for the marine resources stolen.



posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Your guys did good. Congradulations! The last three hijack attempts have all been thwarted with aggressive force. This may signal a change in tactics since nothing else seems to work. If the world's nations would arm the tankers piracy would be a thing of the opast.

And, yes, "mothership" has been used to describe the pirates' reliance on larger vessels for transport and support since the piracy epedemic began.




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