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Somali pirates hijacked a ship with 30 T72s enroute to Kenya
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:18 pm
Post subject: Re: Somali pirates hijacked a ship with 30 T72s enroute to Kenya

It just amazes me how these bloody Pirates are able to take on these ships.

I guess it shows the difference in approach civilians have towards security watch as opposed to the military. I just can't see a boat(s) approaching unnoticed to board these ships unless a crew member was in on it. One good pair of night vision goggles and a 24 hour watch should stop all this. Issue a quality "Hunting Rifles" with the proper optics and the fun would start.

Pirates, Terrorists, Hi-Jackers, all the same to me, no trail, just a quick execution at High Seas in international waters and problem solved.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:44 pm
Post subject: Re: Somali pirates hijacked a ship with 30 T72s enroute to K

Just answered my own question, from Wikipedia......

T-72: 110 from Ukraine in 2007 with more planned for delivery in 2008. 33 T-72's ordered from Ukraine were hijacked by Somalian pirates


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:26 pm
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As interesting is the fact it was destined for Kenya.

I didn't know they had T-72's but rather Vickers types.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:10 am
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Story on the news today has a band of pirates on board a Ukranian ship somewhere off the coast of Somali, holding the cargo for ransom. It is unusual because the contents are T72 tanks, spares and ammo enroute to Kenya. All on the up and up, but just a strange cargo for the journalists to get excited about. My bets are the ship doesn't get to port before it is sunk out from underneath the crooks.
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