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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-26-08 07:07 AM
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61. Yes, and I believe their certification is called a "Z Card"
Or something like that.
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  -US vessel 'shoots at Suez boat' muriel_volestrangler  Mar-24-08 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Why does a container ship even have weapons? And by what  babylonsister   Mar-24-08 06:56 PM   #1 
  - Protection from pirates which are off the coast of Madagascar and upper West Africa  L0oniX   Mar-24-08 06:58 PM   #3 
  - It seems to have been in the Suez Canal  FarCenter   Mar-24-08 09:10 PM   #12 
  - Piracy is a major problem for commercial ships  slackmaster   Mar-24-08 07:02 PM   #4 
     - A few years ago the Chinese went in and cleaned up the straits of Mallacca (sp) but nobody  ohio2007   Mar-24-08 07:54 PM   #9 
     - Those straits have always been pirate-infested waters  knight_of_the_star   Mar-26-08 03:06 AM   #60 
     - But where does it say that they were attacked?  kimmylavin   Mar-24-08 08:12 PM   #11 
     - Why not just insure your cargo?  wuushew   Mar-24-08 09:29 PM   #15 
     - Because the pirates tend to kill the crew if demands aren't met promptly  sergeiAK   Mar-24-08 09:55 PM   #16 
     - People are ready to use violence in defense of material things because...  Rage for Order   Mar-24-08 09:55 PM   #17 
     - Why was the U.S. war against the Barbary pirates a good thing?  wuushew   Mar-24-08 10:05 PM   #18 
        - I don't think the seas should be policed, per se  Rage for Order   Mar-24-08 10:21 PM   #19 
     - Because pirates murder their victims all too often  slackmaster   Mar-25-08 10:29 AM   #40 
        - Too many people still buy into the romantic image of the classic era of piracy  Mike Daniels   Mar-25-08 11:00 AM   #41 
           - I never said pirates weren't thugs  wuushew   Mar-25-08 11:14 AM   #42 
           - Just a nit, but they weren't all men  slackmaster   Mar-25-08 12:19 PM   #43 
     - Is it merchant marines who do this sort of thing?  Zodiak Ironfist   Mar-25-08 04:47 PM   #53 
        - Merchant marine = civilian sailor as opposed to navy sailor.  hedgehog   Mar-25-08 07:45 PM   #55 
           - Yes, and I believe their certification is called a "Z Card"  slackmaster   Mar-26-08 07:07 AM   #61 
  - Global Container Lines ship ... pic here...  EVDebs   Mar-24-08 06:58 PM   #2 
  - More information about the ship  slackmaster   Mar-24-08 07:04 PM   #5 
     - From your post it was a 'chartered' MV. Did US Navy charter it ?  EVDebs   Mar-24-08 07:11 PM   #7 
        - The article about this in the Navy Times....  icymist   Mar-25-08 02:08 PM   #51 
        - Military Sea Lift Command chartered the ship.  Thothmes   Mar-25-08 07:57 PM   #57 
  - Nice shooting, Tex......I'll bet they were surprised, eh?  Hulk   Mar-24-08 07:07 PM   #6 
  - the ship had sailed from Dubai and was transporting used military equipment  ohio2007   Mar-24-08 07:47 PM   #8 
  - It sounds like the ship was in Egyptian waters, then  daleo   Mar-24-08 07:55 PM   #10 
  - I find this highly suspect  bluesmail   Mar-24-08 09:12 PM   #13 
  - more....  unkachuck   Mar-24-08 09:18 PM   #14 
  - U.S. warship fires on Egyptian craft, killing one  sad_one   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #20 
  - Well, this doesn't sound good.  Kool Kitty   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #21 
  - I'm worried too  sad_one   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #23 
     - FYI, "nuclear sub" means nuclear powered, not nuclear armed. nt  greyl   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #31 
  - Freedom is on the march!  Amonester   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #22 
  - What exactly is a "Global Patriot"?  frebrd   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #24 
  - yeah, that's the most retarded name for a ship ever. bush must have named it personally  darue   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #26 
  - kicking your reply.  snot   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #34 
  - At least they did not name it "Global Crusader"  TheBorealAvenger   Mar-25-08 06:43 AM   #37 
  - A lot of container ships have theme names  Posteritatis   Mar-25-08 09:06 PM   #58 
  - The toxic U.S.  izquierdista   Mar-25-08 06:18 AM   #25 
  - And use the Space Program to launch all the depleted-uranium  Amonester   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #27 
  - Now it's a U.S. Warship? Earlier today  SimpleTrend   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #28 
  - Kind of halfway between the two  Posteritatis   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #29 
  - Not surprised after the USS Cole I am thinking the Navy does not want to take any chances. n/  MiltonF   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #30 
  - We may yet overtake Israel as the world's number one rogue state.  Vidar   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #32 
  - WAIT, WAIT, WAIT! Yesterday, it was a US container ship, now it's a US warship?!  DRoseDARs   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #33 
     - must be a privately contracted container/warship --  snot   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #35 
     - Pic here:  MaineDem   Mar-25-08 06:19 AM   #36 
  - An American cargo ship under contract to the U.S. Navy opened fire on a small Egyptian boat  maddezmom   Mar-25-08 10:24 AM   #38 
  - US Navy teams authorized to respond to threats: navy chief  maddezmom   Mar-25-08 10:26 AM   #39 
  - now we're privatizing the navy, too---not surprised with BushCo in charge  wordpix   Mar-25-08 02:24 PM   #52 
     - Not that I'm a fan of privatization, but we have always used  hedgehog   Mar-25-08 07:45 PM   #54 
     - The Govt has chartered civilian commercial vessels  Thothmes   Mar-25-08 07:50 PM   #56 
  - U.S. ship (not USN ship) shoots at small boat in Suez Canal  underpants   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #44 
     - That's what happens when bushco hires trigger happy rent-n-army.......  Double T   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #45 
     - The Navy has its own floating Blackwater? Who knew?  acmavm   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #46 
     - accident waiting for the excuse to bomb Iran to pieces  gasperc   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #47 
     - Won't be long , April 7th or 8th from what I've read.  bagrman   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #49 
        - crap, this is what they said last April  gasperc   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #50 
           - Fallan isn't in the way now. 1 nuke sub a has been sent and another battle group.  bagrman   Mar-26-08 01:41 AM   #59 
     - I saw this story before but I didn't know they were mercenaries.  Lasher   Mar-25-08 12:36 PM   #48 

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