First Somali Pirate Kill For Contractors

NAIROBI, Kenya (March 24) — Private security guards shot and killed a Somali pirate during an attack on a merchant ship off the coast of East Africa in what is believed to be the first such killing by armed contractors.

ARRRRRRRRRGH… looks like it be Davy Jones locker for him then.

International navies have killed about a dozen pirates over the past year, said Harbour. Hundreds more are believed to have died at sea, either by drowning or through dehydration when their water and fuel runs out, said Alan Cole, who heads the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime’s anti-piracy initiative.

Full Story – HERE

Interesting that no pirates were killed by contractors before yesterday!  I thought they got in firefights and took casualties all the time.

Don’t worry, Keira Knightly is safe.

As far as I’m concerned, if you terrorize ship crews and extort money for a living, the world is better off without you.

Hat Tip: HellInAHandbasket

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Steven March 25, 2010 at 05:58 pm

Yep, going to have to agree. Don’t know why people are saying that you can’t have armed guards or arm yourself while you go through waters where the chance of having pirates attack you is like the chances of you opening your door and it being dark outside. Yet the companies pay outrageous ransoms to these pirates which only makes them greedier and better armed.

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Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 09:19 pm

Yea, not paying armed security, and then as a result having to pay a massive ransom does not make good business sense. I’m sure they figure that out sooner or later. I wonder if you can buy cargo insurance against pirate attacks?

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James R. Rummel March 25, 2010 at 08:59 pm

Thank you kindly for the link!

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Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 09:20 pm

You’re welcome. Your site was where I saw the story.

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Lee March 25, 2010 at 09:15 pm

I was surprised to learn that companies didn’t already have contractors on board when traveling through dangerous waters. Just like I am surprised every time I see a new episode of whale wars and the Japanese whalers keep not shooting the anti-whaling folks. Well, they had that one staged thing where they tried to say that the whalers shot their leader, but that was so obviously faked that it was just embarrassing.

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Admin (Mike) March 25, 2010 at 09:21 pm

Yea pretty crazy. LOL don’t even get me started on Whale (Fail) Wars…

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Rusgunnut1 March 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

He doesn’t Look somalian. His teeth are too clean. One also wonders why he’s wearing what appears to be U.S. Tri-colour.

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Admin (Mike) March 26, 2010 at 08:11 pm

You can find the higher resolution original un-cropped picture HERE Maybe he got the clothes off the internet? :P

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Brian Catt April 4, 2010 at 04:16 pm

Kill them all and sink their boats, no more pirates. All ships at risk should be armed to the teeth with automatic and Light canon which can sink attackers fast, its so stupid they are not. None of these ignorant, cowardly murderous scum deserve to live and making it easy for them is just plain stupid, why wouldn’t they? Certain death for all aboard as the reward might change things. They should send out some heavily armed Q-Ships as well. But NO prisoners. Leave any not dead as Shark bait, they are the scum of the earth. It would be different if the Russians were on Pirate duty.

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Admin (Mike) April 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm

I totally agree Brian.

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Kevin February 22, 2011 at 08:33 pm

I felt the same way Brian till i really researched the situation. These Somali pirates have been trying to protect their coastline from illegal foreign toxic waste dumping, and overfishing from foreign countries for years.

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