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Old April 4th, 2008, 12:57 PM
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PARIS - France's Foreign Ministry says pirates have seized control of a French cruise ship off the coast of Somalia.
A ministry official says details are scarce about Friday's attack. It is not clear whether any passengers are on board or how many crew members are on the vessel. The ship is in the high seas in the Gulf of Aden.

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The Saga Rose is the only passenger vessel I can find in the area and her location is listed as 8 days old. She appears to be a UK vessel, tho.

Just speculation there.....but curious that shes in the Gulf of Aden.
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/cruiseships.phtml

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The security on the ship needs to be tighter. Allow them to carry RPG's and that will stop the pirates.
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I recall there was a report about one ship that used their fire hoses to repel an attack. Smart quick thinking on the skippers part.

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OK the link I originally posted now shows it to be a yacht with only crew aboard.

Original reports showed it to be a cruise ship, thats what led me to speculate about the Saga Rose.

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terrible state of affairs, you cant even go an a cruise without bad people wanting a bit of you.

What is the world coming to? Do these pirates not realise that we are only reasonably well off people on vacation in their poor area of the world, have they no respect?

Issue the crew with M4's and two mags each, that will repel them. We are far too nice about this, expecting others to think like us. We send our navy into these water armed, so why not the cruise ships?

Why and because, although some nut cases decided to kill or rob cruise ship passengers, armed and ready to kill, some of the press would see another theory and the right to be armed in reaction as inflamitory. So suddenly we went there to shoot them, and not have the right to defend ourselves.

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Here's a thought, if a small cruise ship can be attacked by pirates imagine the large yachts or other vessels that are boarded or even taken.
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It happens all the time in these waters, but not reported, its like a local crime. Only 3 or 5 people at a time unlike a cruise ship hit, that for the media is more interesting.

Put it this way, how many robberies, killings in your local area make national or internation news? It happens the same way in these waters every other day
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