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calendar   Tuesday - April 26, 2011

yes sir yes sir, two boats full

Civilization: 2

Pirates: 0



And the Summer Season has hardly even begun!




First Inning -

19.04.2011: 0435 UTC: Posn: 03:47S – 055:41E, around 1nm off Denis island, Seychelles(Off Somalia).

Seven pirates armed with AK47 and RPG boarded a fishing vessel doing fishing activities. Crew immediately sent a distress alert which was received by the Seychelles coast guard. The pirates took hostage four crewmembers and threatened to kill them if they refuse their orders to steer the vessel towards Somalia. On 20.04.2011 the coast guard launched an operation which resulted in the rescue of the four fishermen and the capture of the seven pirates. During the operation one crew was slightly injured. Three pirates were injured of which one died.

A presidential spokeswoman for the island nation of Seychelles says its coast guard has rescued four local fisherman whose ship had been hijacked by Somali pirates. Srdjana Janosevic says that one fisherman and three Somali pirates were wounded in Wednesday’s mission that rescued the crew of the fishing vessel Gloria. Janosevic says seven pirates were captured in the operation 150 miles (240 kilometers) north east of Mahe, the largest island of the Seychelles archipelago.

Ocean terrorists from Somalia have taken another beating from the Seychelles Coast Guard, when earlier in the week they were overpowered and outgunned by two navy vessels in hot pursuit after an SOS call about being seajacked came in from the fishing boat. Aerial surveillance, using the Indian sponsored Dornier aircraft, aided in the swift location of the boat and two navy ships were dispatched to pursue and ambush the terrorists about 150 nautical miles off the main island group of the archipelago. An apparent shoot out, initiated by the Somalis who attempted to flee, resulted in three of them being wounded while one of the four rescued Seychellois fishermen too was injured. They are receiving initial treatment on board of the navy ship and will be assessed further upon landing in a few hours at the main Seychellois sea port in Victoria.

The Seychelles government has now repeatedly demonstrated to the world that determined and robust action produced the desired results, as several seajacked boats and fishing vessels have in past months been recovered and the ocean terrorist been brought to justice.

The naval coalition can and in fact must take a leaf from the Seychelles in regard of rescue missions and their robust handling of such situations, and it is high time that the rules of engagement, as often demanded here in the past, are being changed beyond monitoring, determent and containment into offensive operations to bring the ocean terrorists down. This must include denying them land bases through appropriate action from the air and on the ground to achieve this objective. It must also be a certainty for the terrorists, that once they leave Somalia’s territorial waters, and look and act like pirates, the outcome would be swift and final for them, instead of trying to appease the weeping and politically so correct ‘advocates of human rights’, who show more compassion for the aggressors than their victims. Meanwhile, congratulations to the government of Seychelles, their brave coast guard and navy personnel and welcome home to those rescued.

[ translated from Chinese ] Seychelles Coast Guard this is the third successful rescue from the hands of Somali pirates detained Seychelles fishermen. Currently, the seven pirates are escorted to the Seychelles on the way, is expected to be 21 to shore. By then, the custody awaiting trial or serving sentences in the Seychelles, the number will reach 64 by Somali pirates.



Second Inning -

25 Apr 2011 Turkish Navy reported that F-491 TCG Giresun freed a Yemeni fishing boat from Somali pirates on 24 April 2011.

The suspicious looking fishing dhow was sighted 300 miles of the coast of Umman. and the nearest warship, TCG Giresun was ordered to intercept the boat and to inspect it. When the dhow was in sight of the TCG Giresun the VBSS team consisting of naval special forces boarded the Yemeni vessel. The pirates surrendered with out a gun fight.  The confiscated weapons were dumped to the sea.

The dhow turned out to be a Yemeni vessel, captured by the Somali pirates on 11 April 2011 to be used as a mother ship. The seven Yemeni fishermen on board were freed by the Turkish sailors.

The number of the arrested pirates was not mentioned in the official statement. But if you look to the photo below and count the heads, there are at least 16 pirates ready to be taken to the frigate on the white small boat.

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Not even enough guns to go around: the arms seized by the Turkish Navy

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Where’s Waldo? 16+ captured pirates packed up for shipment

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Yup, I’d call this packed tiny boat “suspicious looking” too



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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/26/2011 at 08:14 AM   
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