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#1 but the suspected pirates will remain held aboard the Absalon until Denmark determines if it can hand the pirates over to a country in the region for prosecution, Bill said.
Y'know, I've been to sea. It can be very dangerous, especially at night. I mean, a guy goes for a walk, and Splash! he falls overboard. If the lookout doesn't see him, he may be shark food before they even know he's gone. It could happen to several of the pirates, since they aren't familiar with the ship and all.
Of course, if the Absalon had yard arms, they could solve the problem very quickly...
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-04-15 00:33||
#2 Well, we can only hope that some of these incidents are never reported ...
Posted by crosspatch 2012-04-15 01:19||
#3 From Wikipedia: "The two ships in the Absalon class, named after Danish archbishop and statesman Absalon, received full operational status in 2007."
Interesting that the most successful ships against Islamic piracy are named after an archbishop!
Posted by SLindsey 2012-04-15 11:04||
#4 kinds spoiled it for me.. a warship named after a Bishop... what's wrong with "Thor's Hammer" or something like? I seem to remember Norway naming some small missle boats after Odin's ravens....
Posted by Lionel Spimble1621 2012-04-15 13:09||
#5 I don't think the US or any of its citizens has any right to complain about the Absalon's name. When we tried to build a version of it we wound up trading away the ship's ability to _do_ anything for a 45 knot sprint speed. Oh, and our 45 knot target cost twice as much as well.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-04-15 13:13||