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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by yuppa
50 cal will ricochet off water. It is common to see when the coast guard fires at drug boats.
Watch this video at about 1:30 to see a significant amount of ricochets. You hear the gun fire, see the splashes of bullets, and then a moment later see the secondary splashes from the ricochets.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Originally posted by WorkingClassMan
Why is it Americans always go on the defensive instead of looking at facts and answering questions.edit on 17-7-2012 by WorkingClassMan because: (no reason given)
Because at 530am, stuck in a crappy hotel far from home, with a room mate I met a week ago, who left his alarm blaring since 445am, I'm not at my best.
Originally posted by LadySkadi
Originally posted by yourmaker
I just want to say how stupid I think the Navy is, like every human being on the planet is saavy with Maritime law or even the fact that a Navy exists with state-of-the-art weapons. Not everyone is going to understand what it will mean to get close to a warship without a warning.
What part of warned multiple times in multiple ways, did you miss?
Mr Muniraj, who was shot on his right leg, said the US navy started firing at them after their boat crossed the USNS Rappahannock and was heading towards the shore.
"We saw the boat from far," said Mr Muniraj, "When we came close, we slowed down to let them pass to avoid any accidents.
Once we crossed them from behind, they started firing at us," he said.
Fisherman Muthu Muniraj, 28, speaking to Reuters news agency from hospital in Dubai, said they had not received any warnings from the US refuelling ship.
"We had no warning at all from the ship, we were speeding up to try and go around them and then suddenly we got fired at," he said.