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Pirates hijack Greek cargo ship off Oman coast
CNN ^ | May 12, 2010

Posted on 05/12/2010 9:50:10 PM PDT by rdl6989

(CNN) -- Pirates hijacked a Greek-owned cargo ship Wednesday morning off the coast of Oman, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said.

The Liberian-flagged Eleni P, operated by Eurobulk, was carrying 26 crew members when pirates overpowered the ship, the EU naval force said. The crew -- 23 Filipinos, two Romanians and one Indian -- are reported to be safe, the force said.

The ship was en route to India when it was taken by the pirates about 250 nautical miles off the coast of Oman, according to the force, which said it was monitoring the situation.

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: somalipirates
I doubt they get much ransom money from the Greeks right now.
1 posted on 05/12/2010 9:50:11 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

I doubt they get much ransom money from the Greeks right now.


Zero will send them a few bucks.


2 posted on 05/12/2010 9:51:27 PM PDT by unkus
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To: rdl6989

They heard the Greeks were getting 100 billion Euro’s. They, the pirates, will take Master Card, Visa, AmEx...


3 posted on 05/12/2010 9:51:45 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: rdl6989

Nah the Greeks will ask the EU and then the EU will ask the States.

Then the States will ask China.

It is the magical circle of asking a friend to lend you money to have another friend pay off a Qat addicted dude with an AK.


4 posted on 05/12/2010 9:52:43 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: Leisler

Lol, well that is true.


5 posted on 05/12/2010 9:53:30 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Why aren’t these ships armed and dangerous? I think it would be fun to pop some of these scum with a 50 calibre at 500 yds.


6 posted on 05/12/2010 9:53:32 PM PDT by unkus
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To: rdl6989

Next time, just hoist a Russian flag when you go around the bend...


7 posted on 05/12/2010 9:55:13 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: rdl6989
I still think they should create a few Q ships...standard small merchant ships that have hidden armament...say a vulcan or two that is hidden on deck. Sprinkle a few of those out at sea waiting to be attacked by pirates and start taking out the pirates, one boatload at a time.
8 posted on 05/12/2010 9:58:11 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: unkus

Why aren’t these ships armed and dangerous? I think it would be fun to pop some of these scum with a 50 calibre at 500 yds.
Perhaps this could come to pass if they reported the crew was Russian?


9 posted on 05/12/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT by munin (Enki did it)
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To: highlander_UW

I wish somebody would arm the merchants.


10 posted on 05/12/2010 10:00:33 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

Hire the Russians to take it back. I hear they pulled off a good job a few days ago.


11 posted on 05/12/2010 10:03:35 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

Hear! Hear! Even the pirate “spokesman” hated that episode.


12 posted on 05/12/2010 10:06:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rdl6989
I wish somebody would arm the merchants.

I could see several groups that should be willing to do so...the shipping companies who are tired of paying ransoms, and the insurance companies that are tired of paying out insurance claims, not to mention the actual sailors who might have grown tired of risking their lives to pirates.

13 posted on 05/12/2010 10:09:11 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: sinanju

btw For the young folk at FR, work and master your desire. Don’t tell me it’s stealing cargo that you have no involvement in.


14 posted on 05/12/2010 10:10:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: munin

Right.


15 posted on 05/12/2010 10:11:02 PM PDT by unkus
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To: rdl6989
I doubt they get much ransom money from the Greeks right now.

I doubt there is anything in the ship.

16 posted on 05/12/2010 10:11:06 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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"Hire the Russians to take it back. I hear they pulled off a good job a few days ago."

The Navy Seals could do it but the pusses in Washington would haul them into court for being too violent. We are in deep poo poo here my friend.

17 posted on 05/12/2010 10:12:44 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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Sad but true.


18 posted on 05/12/2010 10:13:48 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: blackbart.223
The Seals will understand their political protection. You know that.
19 posted on 05/12/2010 10:18:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rdl6989
"Sad but true."

Illegals cross the border. Arizona tries to do something about it and recieves condemnation from "The Commander In Chief". We are going to see more attacks as long as the lawless don't see retribution for their actions. That includes international pirates.

20 posted on 05/12/2010 10:20:33 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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Don’t forget he said people shouldn’t go to Nevada.


21 posted on 05/12/2010 10:24:31 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress
"The Seals will understand their political protection

That would be us if I understand your meaning correctly.

22 posted on 05/12/2010 10:28:06 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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"Don’t forget he said people shouldn't’t go to Nevada."

He meant Las Vegas and tourists which was very stupid on his part. But on that note if no other liberal or illegal moves here I will be a very happy camper.

23 posted on 05/12/2010 10:36:08 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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I’m an AF guy with all this shit. Don’t worry’


24 posted on 05/12/2010 10:40:10 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: blackbart.223

We kicked em’ out of TN on one law. I have lived many years in Tonopah,NV, Avondale,Glendale,Chandler,CasaGrande, and conveiently made it hell for all of those posers. I am fine. They kinda piss me off


25 posted on 05/12/2010 11:00:57 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: blackbart.223
"Hire the Russians to take it back. I hear they pulled off a good job a few days ago."

Maybe, when they get done with that, our govt. can hire the Ruskies to secure our borders.(sarc.)

26 posted on 05/13/2010 9:36:44 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: rdl6989

How much will the pirates pay to take the ship off their hands?


27 posted on 05/13/2010 11:29:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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