26 April 2009

Pirates Surprised When Cruise Ship Crew Fights Back

Smoe passengers say it sounded like a "firefight," though many of them had never experienced anything like that before.

Six pirates off the coast of Somalia in the Indian Ocean, using a small speedboat. tried to attack a cruise liner carrying some 1,500 passengers. They didn't expect to receive small arms fire in return and be blown off their boat by cruise line crew members deft use of a water hose (normally used to fight fires).

Nicely done. Fighting back is what slows these attacks, much to the dispmay of both pirates and the "just give in" crowd.

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