Sunday, April 26, 2009

Finally, Somebody is Fighting Back

Cruise ship opens fire to beat back Somali pirates - Telegraph I applaud the fact that this cruise line took steps to ensure the safety of their passengers.
The dramatic confrontation was sparked when six men in a small skiff sped up to the MSC Melody late on Saturday, firing their AK-47s and trying to fix a ladder to the side of the ship.

A team of Israeli guards hired by the vessel's owners immediately began firing back with pistols and spraying the attackers with fire hoses.
Pistols are a step. I would probably have selected a shotgun, but that's me. I would imagine the Israelis know what they are doing.

This took place about 500 miles away from Somalia.

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