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2006-03-10 Africa Horn
How to Spot a Pirate (Seriously)
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Posted by Steve 2006-03-10 09:35|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [276 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Birds: Fishing boats usually are accompanied by little clouds of sea birds; no birds, no fish, and that means pirates.

Unless of course, they have parrots onboard.
Posted by Penguin 2006-03-10 10:12||   2006-03-10 10:12|| Front Page Top

#2 A few days ago someone here pointed out that

"You might be a pirate if..."

You are wearing camo pants under the traditional fishers' robes.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-03-10 10:21||   2006-03-10 10:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Try shouting "Yo ho! Yo Ho!" to the unidentified boaters. Pirates will respond with "It's the pirate's life for me!"
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-10 10:23|| http://www.kloognome.com/]">[http://www.kloognome.com/]  2006-03-10 10:23|| Front Page Top

#4 If you are cruising in pyrite pirate infested waters, it would be good to have a Ma Deuce or two on mounts aboard.
Posted by Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK">Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK  2006-03-10 10:28||   2006-03-10 10:28|| Front Page Top

#5 Look for peg-legs, and listen for cries of "Avast, ye scurvy lubbers!"
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-03-10 10:33||   2006-03-10 10:33|| Front Page Top

#6 This article reads like rules of engagement for the Q-ship . . . once we get a Q-ship in commission, that is.
Posted by Mike 2006-03-10 10:34||   2006-03-10 10:34|| Front Page Top

#7 Argh!

(It just had to be said)
Posted by Dreadnought 2006-03-10 11:14||   2006-03-10 11:14|| Front Page Top

#8 I can't believe the Navy or Coast Guard hasn't built a handful of Q ships, loaded them with marines and just sailed around looking for trouble.

I'm surprised they haven't loaded GPS gear into the bulkhead of a ship, declared an emergency so as to leave it abandoned near pirate waters, and let the pirates take the boat to port to see where it goes.

I'm surprised they haven't gotten some cargo with GPS gear on it and (and some explosives) tried to have it shipped for super low cost hoping for a shady ship to take it on and disappear with it, leading them back to the pirate base where it could be detonated.

Two months with serious attitude and the pirates could be cleaned out.
Posted by rjschwarz">rjschwarz  2006-03-10 11:16||   2006-03-10 11:16|| Front Page Top

#9 In addition to converting some freighters to Q-ships, we'll need a C&C ship. I have an idea:

US Navy CVN-21, USS John F Kennedy

It's being retired, is non-Nuclear, and still capable of putting up some serious air power...
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-03-10 12:16||   2006-03-10 12:16|| Front Page Top

#10 The best bet is to send in the Pirates' natural enemies, THE NINJAS!:

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Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-10 13:01||   2006-03-10 13:01|| Front Page Top

#11 Lol, Moose. For those that wanna look like a ninja, at least, here's how...
Posted by .com 2006-03-10 13:07||   2006-03-10 13:07|| Front Page Top

#12 Arrrr, I be a Pirate!!
pirate
Posted by Deacon Blues 2006-03-10 13:20||   2006-03-10 13:20|| Front Page Top

#13 Hi ya Ace!
Posted by 6 2006-03-10 13:23||   2006-03-10 13:23|| Front Page Top

#14 Looking good with the patch, Ace! Trolling for pirates. Will have to have a variety of vessels. As long as you sink each attacker and take out the crew (allah a la crab bait, lol) the trick won't be known. As soon as the first radio call comes in from Achmed on the doomed vessel to Somalia Control, the jig is up.
Posted by Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK">Alaska Paul in Hooper Bay, AK  2006-03-10 15:14||   2006-03-10 15:14|| Front Page Top

#15 All hail Ace, four-hooved king of the pirates!
Posted by Phil 2006-03-10 16:00||   2006-03-10 16:00|| Front Page Top

#16 Hail, Ace.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-03-10 16:07||   2006-03-10 16:07|| Front Page Top

#17 I can't believe the Navy or Coast Guard hasn't built a handful of Q ships, loaded them with marines and just sailed around looking for trouble.

This could be a great hobby! Much more exciting than bass fishing. Time for Congress to get off their porky butts and issue some Letters of Marque and Reprisal. Argh, indeed!
Posted by SteveS 2006-03-10 16:14||   2006-03-10 16:14|| Front Page Top

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