Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Unarmed shipping gets attacked.

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

    Unarmed shipping gets attacked.

    Well, the shipping industry is getting smarter

    After do not shoot back over and over again. Someone concedes ==> "Nonetheless, no vessel carrying armed guards has yet been pirated"

    Do you love it.

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    I noticed an interesting thing in the article. They said many trawlers and shippers are carrying machineguns to sea and dumping them in the sea before returning to port. It seems that someone knows the law well and is buying machineguns for export, one of the few ways to buy a post ban machinegun and writing off the cost, which would be negligable I guess for a large vessel.

  3. #3
    Regular Member DanM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Daylen View Post
    . . . writing off the cost, which would be negligable I guess for a large vessel.
    Value of vessel and payload: $500m.

    Cost of protective weaponry: $100k.

    Look on pirate's face as you pop caps in his a**, at the rate of 500 rounds/minute: priceless.
    Last edited by DanM; 05-05-2011 at 02:50 PM.
    "The principle of self-defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi . . ."--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    “He who cannot protect himself or his nearest and dearest or their honor by non-violently facing death, may and ought to do so by violently dealing with the oppressor. He who can do neither of the two is a burden.”--M. K. Gandhi

    "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." --M. K. Gandhi

  4. #4
    Campaign Veteran smellslikemichigan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Troy, Michigan, USA
    even that 100k for defensive weaponry is a extremely high estimate. to keep some raggedy pirates from boarding all it would take is a few rifles... now i might TELL the captain i need a hundred Gs and buy something really nice
    "If it ain't loaded and cocked it don't shoot." - Rooster Cogburn

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts