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(Yahoo)   The crew that re-took the North Korean ship seized by pirates? Well, they had just a slight assist from a US Navy destroyer   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 115
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2007-10-31 08:10:02 AM
Yeah, don't bother saying thanks or anything
 
2007-10-31 08:11:47 AM
I thought it was a Japanese vessel?

Ah well...another day...another non-national armed group that is an enemy of the union.
 
2007-10-31 08:12:16 AM
I really question the US Navy's commitment to stoping global warming.
 
2007-10-31 08:12:23 AM
Crewmannumber6:
Yeah, don't bother saying thanks or anything

I'm sure the crew appreciated it. It's not like li'l Kim is gonna sent a fruit basket or anything anyway.
 
2007-10-31 08:14:17 AM
Argh matey, they be stealin me booty!
 
2007-10-31 08:14:28 AM
That was a well written and interesting article
 
2007-10-31 08:19:17 AM
The Imperial U.S. Navy had nothing to do with it! The scoundrel pirates were overwhelmed by the sheer power of Juche Communism, as given to the people by the Eternal President Kim Il-Sung and his son, the Great Leader Kim Jong-Il!
 
2007-10-31 08:19:34 AM
valhalla1980: I thought it was a Japanese vessel?

Ah well...another day...another non-national armed group that is an enemy of the union.


there were two vessels siezed: one Japanese, one North Korean. The NK one was re-taken, the Japanese one is still in pirate hands, although the same destroyer apparently engaged and sank some of the vessels involved in the Japanese hijacking
 
2007-10-31 08:21:36 AM
Somalia, another successful UN project.
 
2007-10-31 08:23:05 AM
Hey FAILTARD,
This is a totally different incident. Some clues that should have helped you know this:

#1 This was a NORTH Korean flagged ship, the other one was a Japanese flagged ship full of SOUTH Koreans.

#2 This incident just happened yesterday, the other one happened last week.

Reading comprehension, it's harder than you think (for some people)
 
2007-10-31 08:23:25 AM
What the hell are we doing saving the North Koreans?
 
2007-10-31 08:23:43 AM
I have a confession to make. I realize that this matter is no joke, of course, but the first thought that ran through my mind was: "Whoa! Pirates! Real, honest to FSM Pirates! How cool is that?!?!?"
 
2007-10-31 08:25:35 AM
jso2897: I have a confession to make. I realize that this matter is no joke, of course, but the first thought that ran through my mind was: "Whoa! Pirates! Real, honest to FSM Pirates! How cool is that?!?!?"

Yeah, but there's only 17 16 15 14 of them left.
 
2007-10-31 08:26:36 AM
eh, old news.
 
2007-10-31 08:27:30 AM
So, if pirate attacks are up, there must be more pirates, thus global temperatures are about to decline?
 
2007-10-31 08:28:43 AM
img529.imageshack.us

Just taking care of some paperwork and getting this out of the way.
 
2007-10-31 08:28:47 AM
Quick post the picture of the pirate vs global warming graph!
 
2007-10-31 08:29:06 AM
Its good to see the US navy in favourable international attention. Kudos :)
 
2007-10-31 08:29:30 AM
greenz: Quick post the picture of the pirate vs global warming graph!

You're welcome.
 
2007-10-31 08:31:39 AM
It's not a Japanese ship (the M/V Golden Nory); it appears to be Panamanian flagged. From http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/mars/ship_search.sh#start:

Ship Particulars: GOLDEN NORY
Admin.Geo.Area:Panama (Republic of)

Ship Name:GOLDEN NORY
Call Sign:3FBX7
Selcal No.(s):
MMSI No.:355035000
Inmarsat No.(s):335503510 335503511 335503512 435503510
NTLX No.(s):
Boats:
EPIRBs:BE1D5FG2
Ship class:MM CIT
Corresp.:CP Terr. Serv.:D
Hours:H8
RTG Band:SXY RTF Band:STV
AAIC:JP02 AAIC SAT:
AA info.:
Owner:DESPINA SHIPPING S.A
Ex Ship Name:GOLDEN NORI
Ex Call Sign:

EPIRB Id. Code:355035000
EPIRB Hex ID code:
Vessel Id. No.:9151137
Gross Tonnage:6253
Person Capacity:
Radio Installation:TELEGRAFICAS

But why should reporters actually bother researching anything?
 
2007-10-31 08:33:11 AM
You know I'm sure that Destroyer is dong a fine Job and all, but nothing says "Suck, it pirates" like two feet of plate steel armor and 16 in. guns. I think we ought to de-mothball the Iowa and the NJ one more time and put them on Pirate-hunting duty; because nothing succeeds like excess
 
2007-10-31 08:37:18 AM
Meanwhile, Kim Jong Il is desperately reading up on the situation:

a1055.g.akamai.net

He's a little confused...
 
2007-10-31 08:38:42 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu: It's not a Japanese ship (the M/V Golden Nory); it appears to be Panamanian flagged. From http://www.itu.int/cgi-bin/htsh/mars/ship_search.sh#start:



You have any idea HOW many nations have their vessel's flagged as panamanian?
 
2007-10-31 08:38:56 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu: it appears to be Panamanian flagged.

They always are.
 
2007-10-31 08:41:05 AM
thisispete: Meanwhile, Kim Jong Il is desperately reading up on the situation:



He's a little confused...


Keyboard, monitor, you know the drill!

/Still laughing.
 
2007-10-31 08:43:27 AM
Walker: Hey FAILTARD,
This is a totally different incident. Some clues that should have helped you know this:

#1 This was a NORTH Korean flagged ship, the other one was a Japanese flagged ship full of SOUTH Koreans.

#2 This incident just happened yesterday, the other one happened last week.

Reading comprehension, it's harder than you think (for some people)


I think you just ROTSKY'D yourself. From TFA:


NAIROBI, Kenya - A U.S. Navy destroyer helped sailors who retook control of their vessel Tuesday {that'd be yesterday mate, not last week, savvy?} in a deadly battle with pirates after the North Korean-flagged ship was hijacked in the piracy-plagued waters off Somalia, the American military said.


now further down it Does say:


The Navy also confirmed that other American warships sank two pirate skiffs late Sunday after answering a distress call from a hijacked Japanese chemical tanker and said U.S. ships were still monitoring that vessel.



whoops. You know the nastier you are in correcting someone, the stupider you look when you are wrong.
 
2007-10-31 08:45:22 AM
Yes, damn it. This is the type of thing on which we should focus our superpower status, not saber-rattling and nation destroying/rebuilding.

thisispete - props
 
2007-10-31 08:49:30 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu: It's not a Japanese ship (the M/V Golden Nory); it appears to be Panamanian flagged.

It's Still a Japanese ship, its just flying a Flag of Convenience from Panama. Just like many large US cruise ship companies are Liberian registered, but for international law purposes are still American vessels (and in some case actual Naval reserve vessels).


Admiralty law is HARD (in fact that and patent law are the only two practice areas that require you to sit for a specialized bar exam)
 
2007-10-31 08:50:55 AM
As being Ex-Navy as I am I only have one thing to say...AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!

Actually we were in Tampa, FL one time and they had their pirate festival and we had a "battle" with a pirate ship next to us. We were shooting our fire hoses over at them and they were shooting a water canon back at us. Good times, good times.
 
2007-10-31 08:51:03 AM
Hmmm... well, Magorn, I like your style and everything, but I'd hate to the one trying to derive a firing solution for a 16-inch shell aimed at a 12-foot speedboat zigzagging at 35 knots....
 
2007-10-31 08:51:10 AM
Walker: Hey FAILTARD,
This is a totally different incident. Some clues that should have helped you know this:

#1 This was a NORTH Korean flagged ship, the other one was a Japanese flagged ship full of SOUTH Koreans.

#2 This incident just happened yesterday, the other one happened last week.

Reading comprehension, it's harder than you think (for some people)


I'd be impressed if this guy has the nuts to post in this thread again. Failed all over himself trying to correct the submitter.
 
2007-10-31 08:52:01 AM
FTFA : "you're talking about an area that has seen greater terrorist involvement."

Always with the terrorists aren't they...
 
2007-10-31 08:58:42 AM
dan_in_oakland Quote 2007-10-31 08:51:03 AM
Hmmm... well, Magorn, I like your style and everything, but I'd hate to the one trying to derive a firing solution for a 16-inch shell aimed at a 12-foot speedboat zigzagging at 35 knots....

that's why they have surface-to-surface missiles these days :-)
 
2007-10-31 09:05:06 AM
Since we helped you with a ship that was illegally boarded...can we get our ship back that you illegally boarded? Why is the USS Pueblo still sitting in North Korea as a museum?
 
2007-10-31 09:05:25 AM
NYRBill


Besides which, a 16 inch shell means that "close really is close enough"
 
2007-10-31 09:05:42 AM
good0179

What the hell are we doing saving the North Koreans?

So if your country has a crap leader, you should get punished for that by other countries as well?
 
2007-10-31 09:07:41 AM
Prank Call of Cthulhu: it appears to be Panamanian flagged.

I think "Panamanian Flag" would be a good name for a sex act.


I met this chick at the bar last night, and I totally Panamanian Flagged her.

Yup. Both roommates and the cat.


One roommate would be called "flying at half mast."
 
2007-10-31 09:09:36 AM
Why didn't the North Koreans just nuke the pirates?
 
2007-10-31 09:09:50 AM
jesus farking christ people. JUST BECAUSE THE VESSEL IS FLAGGED AS NORTH KOREAN DOESN'T MEAN ITS OWNED BY THE NORTH KOREANS. it just means they have cheap taxes and lax regulation.
 
2007-10-31 09:10:56 AM
Why didn't North Korea just nuke the pirates?
 
2007-10-31 09:22:44 AM
Did anyone bother reading the part where
" and demanded by radio that the pirates give up their weapons, the military said in a statement. The crew of the Dai Hong Dan then overwhelmed the hijackers, leaving two pirates dead"

So the navy demands by radio for them to give up and doesn't do squat until the crew overpowers the pirates..
 
2007-10-31 09:25:29 AM
Speaking of, has FLYNAVY been on here since being outed? He was a nice guy, regardless of the fact that he exaggerated his life.
 
2007-10-31 09:28:13 AM
Nice PR move.
 
2007-10-31 09:30:27 AM
drew is pedal

So the navy demands by radio for them to give up and doesn't do squat until the crew overpowers the pirates..

they probably saw the destroyer and helicopter...put down there guns and THEN the crew "overwhelmed" them
 
2007-10-31 09:32:11 AM
FLMountainMan: Speaking of, has FLYNAVY been on here since being outed? He was a nice guy, regardless of the fact that he exaggerated his life.

FLYNAVY was gay? Who knew?
 
2007-10-31 09:34:48 AM
FLYNAVY was outed? What the hell did I miss during exams?
 
2007-10-31 09:35:49 AM
dan_in_oakland: Hmmm... well, Magorn, I like your style and everything, but I'd hate to the one trying to derive a firing solution for a 16-inch shell aimed at a 12-foot speedboat zigzagging at 35 knots....

Actually a .50 cal will work just fine. If need be they'll break out the 5". The only 16" guns around anymore are on ships waiting to be turned into museums.
 
2007-10-31 09:36:51 AM
Nick Nostril: Just taking care of some paperwork and getting this out of the way.

Beat ya to the reference though.
 
2007-10-31 09:37:00 AM
Lev2k4: JUST BECAUSE THE VESSEL IS FLAGGED AS NORTH KOREAN DOESN'T MEAN ITS OWNED BY THE NORTH KOREANS. it just means they have cheap taxes and lax regulation.

And, they get to live under the microscope. Kinda like putting that pot leaf sticker on your car gets you some special attention.
 
2007-10-31 09:37:33 AM
I'm a little disappointed that our ships are no longer prickling with dozens of huge cannons.
 
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