# Pirates seize $100m Saudi Super Tanker Discussion in 'World Events' started by cosmictraveler, Nov 18, 2008. 1. ### hypewadersSave ChangesRegistered Senior Member Messages: 12,061 You mean, like in the really dramatic movies. Somalis could give it a really cool soundtrack. But I think this probably ends with an unappealing and short stacatto firefight. Let's all join in singing and dancing a descriptive old shanty or two: 2. ### Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 3. ### nietzschefanThread KillerValued Senior Member Messages: 7,721 Arrrg , go pirates. 4. ### Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 5. ### Michael歌舞伎Valued Senior Member Messages: 20,285 I imagine there will be a booming mercenary business on cargo ships soon. 6. ### Google AdSenseGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 7. ### hypewadersSave ChangesRegistered Senior Member Messages: 12,061 8. ### (Q)Encephaloid MartiniValued Senior Member Messages: 20,834 Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 9. ### superstring01Moderator Messages: 12,110 Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Argggggg! Ahoy matees! ~String 10. ### KilljoyPropelling The Farce!!Valued Senior Member Messages: 5,242 LoL Um... Yeah. Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) [Decommissioned 1990] Displacement: 45,000 tons Length: 887 ft 3 in (270 m) Beam: 108 ft 2 in (32.9 m) Draft: 37 ft 2 in (11.3 m) Crew: 151 officers, 2637 enlisted Armament(circa 1982):9 x 16 in (406 mm) Mark 7 guns 12 × 5 in (127 mm) Mark 12 guns 32 x BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles 16 x RGM-84 Harpoon Anti-Ship missiles 4 x 20 mm/76 cal. Phalanx CIWS Destroyer USS Howard (DDG-83) Displacement: 9,200 tons Length: 509 ft 6 in (155.3 m) Beam: 66 ft (20 m) Draft: 31 ft (9.4 m) Crew:320 officers and enlisted Armament:1 × 32 cell, 1 × 64 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems, 96 × RIM-66 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc, missiles 1 × 5"/62 caliber (127mm/62 caliber), 2 × 25 mm, 4 × 12.7 mm guns, 2 × Phalanx CIWS 2 × Mk 46 triple torpedo tubes Pfft. Everybody knows we bust up "enemy weddings" with Hellfire missiles or JDAM bombs... Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 11. ### Baron MaxRegistered Senior Member Messages: 23,053 That's why we call them "smart" weapons. When fired, they go out searching for Muslim wedding parties, and when they find one .....BOOM! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Baron Max 12. ### ElectricFetusSanity going, going, goneValued Senior Member Messages: 18,523 S.A.M. You might as well be calling a leopard a saber tooth tiger, they may both be cats but there are many differences between the two. Battleships are a class of warship, just like destroyers, frigates, corvettes, etc, correction battleships were a class of warship, they are extinct, there has not been a battleship in service for years. Anyways I applaud the Indian frigate the got the pirate "mothership" We should have every offensively capable navy in the world off the coast of somalia, piracy has come back because we have not been giving it much attention. I love the part were the pirates actually fired first, on a frigate, what were they high? they had not chance except for run away! I would think "party-crasher" would be a better title. Last edited: Nov 19, 2008 13. ### superstring01Moderator Messages: 12,110 Significant. Plus, nobody really uses cannons to attack broadsides anymore. Cruise missiles are the bag now. ~String 14. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member Messages: 33,264 If I give the way to stop these pesky people from doing this sort of thing will I be rewarded?:shrug: 15. ### Baron MaxRegistered Senior Member Messages: 23,053 Hell, hijacking and/or piracy along the coast of Horn of Africa is EASY to stop. People just don't want to pay the price, that's all. I could stop it tomorrow, but no one is willing to pay the cost of long-term security. They're willing to gamble ...and it might be cheaper to let the bastards take a few ships! Baron Max 16. ### Baron MaxRegistered Senior Member Messages: 23,053 Yeah, firing those big guns is SOOOOO much more fun! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Baron Max 17. ### synthesizer-patelSweep the leg Johnny!Valued Senior Member Messages: 2,267 should we be expecting a sudden drop in global temperatures? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 18. ### madanthonywayneMorning in AmericaRegistered Senior Member Messages: 12,461 Good one! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 19. ### RomanBannedBanned Messages: 11,560 I was thinking they'd have to be pretty stupid to steal a$100m tanker from anyone and not have some sort of plan B. Like sinking it if it gets boarded by Blackwater.

Don't they broadside shit with rail guns? It gets past anti-missile defenses. The range on those things is pretty long, though. Maybe "broadside" isn't the right term.

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Unless you can propose a mechanism for how pirates and global temperature are dependent variables, I don't think so.

The Indian frigate which pwn those fuckers had a 100mm cannon. It also has 2 CIWS, not sure if those ones have HAS capability, if it do that 10,000rpm of 30mm shells that could have been dropped on those moronic pirates.

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21. ### cosmictravelerBe kind to yourself always.Valued Senior Member

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I believe that those are primararily used for incoming planes and missiles, not other ships.

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Really? Magnetic Rail Guns? I know they are in the experimental stage, I didn't know they were on ships. I'll have to dig. This comes as a surprise, considering that I'm a former squid myself.

~String

23. ### synthesizer-patelSweep the leg Johnny!Valued Senior Member

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the mechanism is the anger of the Flying Spaghetti Monster at the lack of pirates in the world - its the same thing that causes tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes etc - Ignore those charlatans that say those things are all the fault of gays - how unscientific is that! I mean, we have a graph and everything!

It's all in here - as a man of science I'm sure you will be impressed:

http://www.venganza.org/