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Originally posted by Pervius
Originally posted by niceguybob
COMPANIES that own those big ships also FORBID their employees from having firearms to protect their lives. So if you want the job...you risk dying. MAYBE the COMPANY who owns the ship is PAYING the pirates to take the ship....to write off losses and make money....and also make money from the guys selling off the goods in Somalia...that's how the world goes round.
My experience of my family's being for many generations Merchant Sea-Man Captains is that no Captain ever leaves port without a personal weapon - pistol, shotgun, rifle etc.
"They attacked at night, which was very unusual. They were using the moonlight as it's still quite bright."
That's what I was thinking.
I believe it was Aaron Mccollum (dont quote me on the spelling) who said there is a hyperdimensional portal or stargate located in the Gulf of Adan. I don't know if I buy that though.