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Somali pirate hunting

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Randini, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    I found this on the web,

    Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.
    Wealthy hunters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

    When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.

    Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

    The yachts travel from Djibouti in Somalia to Mombasa in Kenya.

    The ships deliberately cruise close to the coast at a speed of just five nautical miles in an attempt to attract the interest of pirates.

    "They are worse than the pirates," said Russian yachtsman Vladimir Mironov. "At least the pirates have the decency to take hostages, these people are just paying to commit murder," he continued.

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3374702.html?menu=


    Not sure if this is 100% true, but it sounds like something the russian mob would do.:laugh:
     
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  2. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

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    Unfortunately is a hoax....
    http://mercifulcrap.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/pirate-hunters-ahoy/
     
  3. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    I read that it may be a hoax, but when someone use's the term: “they believe”, this story is ”satire”. they are not 100% sure themself's, and why would a Austrian BUSINESS paper run a story like this in the first place ? Too get business contacts to go on that "hunt", ?? only the source would know for sure.