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A friend sent me the following story and link which I think is of interest, I don't recall reading about it the British press.

Anyone had any experience of threats by pirates.

Glancon

SOMALIAN PIRATES CAPTURE RUSSIAN OIL TANKER, RUSSIAN NAVY COMMANDOS RETAKE TANKER AND...


http://true-turtle.livejournal.com/85315.html

This  videotape shows Russian Navy commandos on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates had captured a Russian oil  tanker.

The Euro Union navy that patrols these waters would not interfere because they feared there could be  casualties.
All explanations are in Russian with a single exception of when a wounded pirate  says something in English and the Russian soldier says "This  is not a fishing boat."   All conversations between the commandos are in Russian.  If you don't understand Russian,  the pictures speak for themselves.

The soldiers freed their compatriots and the tanker. The Russian Navy Commandos moved the pirates back to their own (pirate) ship, searched the pirate ship for weapons and explosives, and then they left the ship and exploded it with all remaining pirates hand-cuffed to it.
The commandos sank the pirate ship along with the pirates and without any court  proceedings, lawyers etc. 

That is, they used the anti-piracy laws of the 18th and 19th centuries where the captain of the rescuing ship has the right to decide what to do with the pirates. Usually, they were hung.

 
I would think from now on, Russian ships will not be targets for Somalian  pirates.



-- Edited by glancon on Friday 26th of November 2010 11:34:26 PM

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