Skip to comments.Russian navy ‘sent Somali pirates to their death’
Posted on 05/12/2010 1:54:29 PM PDT by kronos77
An international maritime treaty means suspected pirates can be tried in the home countries of their victims but some governments have been put off this course of action for fear that convicted pirates might not return to Somalia after serving out their time in jail. Kuznetzov seemed to echo this when he said: "Why should we feed some pirates?"
Russian media reported that the 10 men were set adrift in a boat with no navigational equipment, and that contact was lost with the boat's radio beacon within an hour. However, Commander John Harbour, a spokesman for the EU naval force in Somalia, told the BBC that the loss of navigation equipment would not necessarily be critical and that the signal from the beacon could vanish if the battery ran out or it entered a satellite blind spot.
One Somali news website reported a conversation with an unidentified pirate who claimed the men were indeed dead but said they had all been shot before they were loaded into the skiff. There is no evidence for this account
Good use for Pirates, fish food.
Anybody know if the Russian ship they hijacked was a flag ship?
Moral of the story don’t be a pirate unless you are Captain Bligh and can navigate and sail a small boat.
Pretty much sums it up, right there.
This sounded like the lead into a good news - bad news sort of story, but what’s the bad news?
Is this a problem? Sounds like a solution.
Why don’t we do this?
Even if this is true, does anyone expect sympathy for the pirates?
That's what's supposed to happen to pirates!
No. I believe it was a Liberian flagged vessel, IIRC.
Especially when you have the opportunity to feed some hungry sharks - God's creatures and all.
Russia and Putin shows the PC west how it is supposed to be done while we have a fairy in charge wanting to give miranda rights and then bring them back here
so what if they were killed, they couldn;t give a rats arse about who they kill so why should we
imagine fighting a war back in the day or fighting pirates like we do now.
we’d have lost every war and the pirates off Jamaica would still be rampant
“but said they had all been shot before they were loaded into the skiff.”
I certainly hope so. We wouldn’t want them to suffer would we?
Still a good use for Pirates, fish food.
waste of a good boat, dont know about the beacon
SO SAD! PERHAPS THEY WILL LEARN THAT THE RUSSIAN’S ARE NOT AS NICE AS THE CHUMPS IN AMERICA. We would have fed them, clothed them and given them 1,000,000 as we wrongly arrested them.
They hijacked a tanker and the Russians sent an Udaloy Class destroyer to retake the ship.
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