Standing up to the Somali Pirates

The linked report from PlanetData shows another example of a ship’s crew who were not willing to stand idly by after they came under attack by Somali Pirates last week.

It’s somewhat ironic that the ship was from North Korea. Media reports would have us believe that most North Koreans are literally starving to death. Perhaps these guys were more energized due to their operating outside of the borders of the restrictive regime.

Also ironic is the fact that reinforcements came in the guise of a U.S. Battleship, at least according to the Captain.

Many such ships are loath to use armed security agents or have any firearms aboard as this would inhibit their entry into ports of call. Carrying a few jars and rags and a box of matches seems to solve the weapon problem though.

Cocktail anyone?

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