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Somali pirates set free on 300 miles from the coast. Everyone was given a rescue anchor

Somali pirates set free on 300 miles from the coast. Everyone was given a rescue anchor

Somali pirates have a hard time living:

It would be possible to take a shovel and go to plow in the beds,
It would be possible to build huts and graze hippos,
Or the ghost of communism to drive into Obama,
Or at the Olympics it is best to run with a barrier.
Only this all does not roll Somali filibuster.

Early in the morning guys are going to work.
Boats turn on their Somali pirates.
They drive to the pure sea angrily.
Looking - walking in the open unfamiliar trough!
It was bad, it was difficult - but then without questions:
Captured your ship - so drive soon babosy!

Edward Teach, nicknamed "Blackbeard," Captain Flint, Madame Wong - the legendary heroes of sea stories are increasingly flashed in the headlines of the media, but this has nothing to do with the premiere of the next part of "Pirates of the Caribbean." Meetings with modern corsairs have ceased to be exotic, and although the boarding techniques remained the same, these stories are completely missing the old romance of sea adventures. Only the crash of machine-gun bursts and the fierce grin of the war.

In the first nine months of 2012 alone, 99 attacks on commercial ships were registered in the waters off the coast of Somalia, of which 13 ended in a seizure for ransom. And on the other side of the African continent, in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigerian sea robbers are rattling - 34 attacks over the same period of time! Low-profile and low-maneuverable oil tankers are particularly affected by pirate attacks.

“Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” - a distress call was received from the MV Iceberg 1 rocking ... coordinates ... “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday” - The German cargo ship Beluga Nomination was subjected to a pirate attack ... What can we expect in such situations? Who should I ask for help?
The views of the world public are turning in the direction of military sailors — elegant black overcoats, golden shoulder straps, and windless caps developing in the wind, the Navy will crush any enemy and bring victory on the decks of their ships.

BOD "Admiral Panteleyev" on a long hike

However, the laws of the thriller come into effect - the Navy is powerless against the pirate threat. In the Horn of Africa, dozens of warships of the Russian Navy, US Navy, Royal fleet Great Britain, Italian Navy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Canada ... Atalanta, Elide Provider international operations - alas, the result of all efforts was a hundred attempts to hijack ships off the coast of Somalia over the past year.

The actions of naval sailors are mainly aimed at ensuring the control of maritime communications, the detection and neutralization of pirate forces - difficult tasks and, for the most part, useless. The times when the Jolly Roger rode on the masts of pirate brigantines were a thing of the past - modern pirate feluccas are outwardly indistinguishable from fishing launch boats, and it’s basically impossible to ensure continuous monitoring of each speedboat in the coastal waters of Somalia.

Escorting commercial ships by naval vessels is not an easy task - attaching a destroyer to each dry-cargo ship will fail: shipping is too developed here, dozens of seagoing vessels pass a day. At best, the destroyer can patrol in a certain square and, if possible, assist the nearest ships that have given the distress signal.
An attempt to form convoys was not the most successful solution. Time is money: shipowners and captains often refuse to “wait for the weather by the sea,” and, at their own peril and risk, prefer alone to pass the dangerous waters of Somalia.

Sometimes the Navy and the Marines are involved in the release of captured ships, but here the matter usually comes down to the transfer of the ransom (the average size of which is now 5 million dollars). When an assault is too great, the risk of destroying the vessel and its cargo is too great; moreover, several dozen crews are usually held hostage by pirates. As a result, it is easier to pay off corsairs than to arrange another Chesmensky battle.

And these guys are caught. Boarding ladder found on board

Based on the above facts, the "anti-piracy" actions of the Navy, despite some successes, are more likely symbolic. Warships are ineffective in the fight against the "sea plague" - powerful destroyers, frigates and large anti-submarine ships were designed to solve completely different tasks than the pursuit of pirated felures.

Warships go to the Horn of Africa mainly for training purposes - a long-distance march is in itself a good practice for sailors. And the presence of a training ground for shooting artillery and small rifle weapons in conditions close to the battle, gives the campaign a special flavor. Finally, this is an excellent occasion to “demonstrate” the flag and declare its presence in the open spaces of the ocean.

But, surely no one will stop the World Evil? Nobody will fight the high-handed Somali corsairs?

Fortunately, this is not the case - since 2010, in the maritime areas dangerous for navigation, there is a private maritime security force, represented by many international organizations. And the results of their work are noticeable there - out of a hundred attempts to seize ships off the coast of Somalia, only thirteen were crowned with success. Moreover, it was those who for some reason decided to save money and neglected
security measures.

Private military companies (PMCs) do not use destroyers and frigates. The mercenaries do not have impressive radar with HEADLIGHTS, no rocket weapons or helicopters. They simply do not need ultramodern marine equipment - the specifics of their work is different. Instead of uselessly combing hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of sea surface, the PMC motor schooner waits for the client’s vessel at an agreed place, where a detachment of armed mercenaries accompanying the sailors is transplanted on board the container ship before leaving the dangerous area. The contract is made, the mercenaries leave the container ship in order to lift them aboard the next ship in a couple of days.

"Mayr Sidiver" - the vessel belongs to the marine PMC Moran Security Group

All that is required to ensure the efficient operation of marine PMCs is a few rusty motor schooners, tugboats and semi-rigid inflatable boats. A set of small arms - from self-loading rifles and carbines to automatic rifles and machine guns; normal equipment: body armor, radios, binoculars, portable thermal imagers, a T-shirt with the company logo. And most importantly - a team of trained professionals (when recruiting preference is given to former military and security forces).
Incredibly, the measures taken were extremely effective: compared to 2011, the number of attacks decreased three times over the year, the number of captured vessels decreased from 30 to 13 - pirate fishing is becoming less and less profitable and attractive. The paramilitary private guards made noticeable adjustments to the plans of the sea robbers.

It turned out that the presence on board of a small detachment of ten armed mercenaries completely discourages Somalis from wanting to attack the ship. Attempts to simulate the battle between pirates and guards do not make sense - Somalis are much smarter than the cabinet theorists. Pirates do not need the glory of sea battles and the Order of Nakhimov, they need a ransom - an intact ship and its living crew, for which you can request a solid "jackpot." Shooting with AK-47, grenade launchers and DShK with armed guards on board means losing half of the squadron and receiving smoking ruins as a reward, resembling the battleship Oryol after the Tsushima battle. Such prospects do not attract the pirates at all - therefore, having felt the whistling of bullets over their heads and making sure that the ship is inaccessible, the corsairs cancel the unsuccessful operation and go in search of a lighter victim.

Legendary squadron battleship "Eagle" withstood more than a hundred hits of large and medium caliber shells

It is worth noting that, despite the victorious reports about a radical decrease in the number of pirate attacks on ships in 2012, official statistics cannot be considered a reliable source of information - with the appearance of armed guards, the crews of ships simply no longer need to report the attacks to their shipowners and official authorities. the attack was successfully repelled, the flow was one “horn” of Kalashnikov. Why raise extra noise, fill out papers and answer unnecessary questions?
One thing is certain - compared to 2011 year, the number of seized vessels has more than doubled; It is becoming increasingly difficult for pirates to conduct their dirty "business", according to reports by IMO (International Maritime Organization, a UN agency), currently 2 / 3 of all ships in the Horn of Africa resort to the services of security guards from PMCs.

Somali "cauldron" or pirates of failure

The generally accepted image of a Somali pirate, like an unfortunate ragged one who goes to sea in his leaky boat and robs court passing by, saving his large family from imminent hunger - such an image imposed on society by human rights and humanitarian organizations has little to do with reality.

No doubt, the fate of the ordinary Somali corsairs is unenviable - most often 15-17 year-olds are recruited into boarding teams: young, daring, fearless. Sometimes even 11-year-old “geeks” are caught among the captured pirates - if they are caught, the naval sailors puzzled for a long time what to do with these captives: if they let them go with the world, they will return to their nasty business in a day. Worse, the “happy release” urges the rest of the minor Somali residents to join the valiant ranks of sea robbers in large numbers — teenagers will be confident of their impunity. However, it is not only about the inhabitants of Somalia - in the pirates are willing to recruit residents of neighboring Kenya. Kenyan teenagers have one important advantage - these guys know English from birth.

Released MV Iceberg 1 after a two-week assault

The main conclusion from this picture - piracy is not the only way to make money for poor, but honest, black people. This is Big Business, a real mafia syndicate whose networks spread far beyond Somalia.
It could not be otherwise, piracy is one of the most complex and expensive ways of criminal activity. And the results of sea robberies far exceed the needs of the average person - with an average ransom amount of 5 million dollars, after just a few years every Somali resident would become a very wealthy person. It is clear that the bulk of the money goes up to this criminal "pyramid". On the technical side, piracy is simply beyond the power of an ordinary person - for sea raids over a distance of tens of miles from the coast, a fast and reliable boat, a set of communication and navigation devices, nautical charts, fuel, weapons and ammunition are required. But the main thing - you need to know where to look for the victim. It is necessary to calculate the vessel with the most valuable cargo, necessarily going without protection. It is desirable to have a weather report, and if possible, to know the position of warships of other countries, in order not to accidentally get into an awkward situation.

All this requires the presence of "their" informants in ports throughout the region; it is necessary to have “connections” in the law enforcement agencies and the leadership of all the neighboring countries - without sufficient awareness, the piracy fishery would not be viable.

Specific circumstances lay their "imprint" on the work of PMCs. Unlike the formidable Navy ships, whose safety is guaranteed by “diplomatic immunity”, the crews of the PMC motor schooners are exposed to considerable danger whenever they enter African ports - in the case of “bases” they can easily give up their freedom and sometimes life.
A vivid example - 19 October 2012, during the next call at the port of Lagos (Nigeria), was arrested the crew of the ship "Mayr Sidiver", owned by the Russian maritime private security company Moran Security Group - one of the world leaders in the provision of marine security services. Reason: suspected weapon smuggling; Nigerian authorities found abundant X-NUMX AK-14, 47 semi-automatic Benelli MR-22 rifles and 1 thousand cartridges on board the Mayr Sidiver (they expected to find sweets and ice cream on board the PMC)?

All the 15 Russians still managed to escape from the tenacious clutches of the corrupt Nigerian police, but the case has not been closed so far - the Nigerians continue to “dilute” the Moran Security Group.

To avoid such unpleasant situations, PMC motor schooners extremely classify their operations, and when entering the foreign ports they try to get rid of such “slippery” things as weapons. Where are the sailors hiding their Kalashnikovs? Is it thrown overboard?
The exit was found quickly - floating arsenals! And this is by no means fantasy - in the Indian Ocean today there are already several private floating arsenals of the Sri Lankan company Avant Garde Maritime Services (AGMS) or Protection Vessels International.

Floating weapons depots are constantly in neutral waters and are not under the control of any of the states. If necessary, the command of the PMC schooner leaves its weapons on board the floating warehouse and calmly follows to any of the foreign ports to refuel, repair or change the crew. The cost of storing one "trunk" is about 25 dollars per day, and the monthly turnover of a floating arsenal can reach more than 1000 firearms!

The fight against maritime piracy is taking on ever more surprising forms: with the passivity of the UN and international maritime organizations, private businesses are finding ever more sophisticated ways to protect their property from being attacked by the Pirates of the 21st century.

Armed Moran Security Group

Fighter firing from PKM, resting his bare elbows on a steel corrugated deck

The main thing in the fight against piracy is a well-functioning interaction between the Navy and PMCs.

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  1. AlexMH
    AlexMH 29 March 2013 11: 53 New
    The conclusion is simple - you need to change the maritime legislation regarding the availability of weapons on board the vessel. This is how all merchant ships with guns sailed in the 15-19 centuries, and now I have installed a 30-mm turret installation, or even a DShK, and the Negroes began to live heavier immediately ... True, there is a danger that they will start firing on all the boats - Well, the blacks will quickly learn not to get close to the ships.
    1. carbofo
      carbofo 29 March 2013 12: 36 New
      Quote: AlexMH
      The conclusion is simple - you need to change the maritime legislation regarding the availability of weapons on board the vessel.

      No need to change anything there, correcting is permissible.
      It is just necessary to adopt international regulations on the control of weapons on board when there are representatives of PMCs on board.
      It is not difficult if you take up the matter wisely, but in this part I have big doubts that they will agree, there are already a lot of left interests.

      There is another aspect in this matter, how many left organizations will sail under the guise of PMCs, the same pirates can be encrypted as PMCs as an option!
      1. newnutella
        newnutella 29 March 2013 14: 17 New
        In the photo it’s like not PKM, but Pecheneg software. Author, correct
        1. carbofo
          carbofo 30 March 2013 06: 53 New
          Quote: newnutella
          In the photo it’s like not PKM, but Pecheneg software. Author, correct

          Well, damn it, why the author did not call him a grenade launcher, that’s a polemic, a completely pointless remark on this issue.
          1. Ghenxnumx
            Ghenxnumx April 2 2013 15: 38 New
            Quote: newnutella
            In the photo it’s like not PKM, but Pecheneg software. Author, correct

            Quote: carbofo
            Well, damn it, why the author did not call him a grenade launcher, that’s a polemic, a completely pointless remark on this issue.

            And I agree with newnutella - justifying for myself and other readers. Given the name and specifics of the site, the amendment is justified - the author who posted the article here should be competent in reporting on events. We will not turn the site into the likeness of any ear and tape.
            I would simply call it a machine gun, and I would avoid comments hi
            In general, I liked the article, I was surprised by the fact that there were no attacks on escorted ships - this requires decent preparation for the capture of the ship
    2. Civil
      Civil 30 March 2013 09: 28 New
      The generally accepted image of a Somali pirate, like an unfortunate ragged one who goes to sea in his leaky boat and robs court passing by, saving his large family from imminent hunger - such an image imposed on society by human rights and humanitarian organizations has little to do with reality.

      his image is luminous and respectable for it is driven by Kenyan tomfooles a neat dandy from London, a man outside the staff of insurance companies but representing their interests ... the author learn the materiel
  2. Black
    Black 29 March 2013 12: 11 New
    I think it is necessary to arm not a ship (there is a danger of unjustified use of weapons), but to introduce the institution of sea private security companies.
    1. Nuar
      Nuar 29 March 2013 12: 33 New
      Quote: Chen
      I think it is necessary to arm not a ship (there is a danger of unjustified use of weapons), but to introduce the institution of sea private security companies
      what uh ... Dear, but the article about what?
  3. patriot2
    patriot2 29 March 2013 13: 11 New
    And I like the guys from the Russian PMC. If not for health, I would be among them. Every pirate has an anchor!
  4. JonnyT
    JonnyT 29 March 2013 13: 21 New
    Wait and see. The ship acquired security. pirates will acquire means of attack. If the customer to seize the ship is serious, then the pirate team will not consist of children
  5. datur
    datur 29 March 2013 13: 32 New
    good advertisement for our marine PMCs !!!! yes
  6. Zomanus
    Zomanus 29 March 2013 13: 34 New
    That is, it turns out that the Navy in the fight against pirates is inefficient and unprofitable. So can work on our small ships there? And really it is necessary to bring down all who are approaching the vessel along the route. Yes, there will be mistakes, but there will be no pirates soon.
    1. Hudo
      Hudo 29 March 2013 13: 52 New
      Quote: Zomanus
      And really it is necessary to bring down all blacks who are approaching the vessel along the route. Yes, there will be mistakes, but there will be no pirates soon.

      Uh-uh, my friend, this is racism of the purest water! You can’t blast everyone in a row like that.
    2. sams
      sams 29 March 2013 18: 19 New
      Destruction of a pirate craft
  7. AlexMH
    AlexMH 29 March 2013 14: 25 New
    The idea of ​​PMCs has its drawbacks - firstly, it is a big cost for ship owners - security is expensive, it would be easier to have a gunner using the old technology in the crew. Secondly, if the guards stupidly shoot the attacking blacks, the court will be waiting for them just like the shooting crew of the ship (well, if someone saw this :)). But blacks are different, someone may not be afraid ... Therefore, from a legal point of view, private security guards are also not protected, although they have regular legal support and no instructions. Alternatively, you can set the boundaries of zones where the maritime law is not fully applied and / or as amended.
  8. nnz226
    nnz226 29 March 2013 14: 41 New
    That's interesting: it is often written that the Britons in action (although not in application) have a lot of laws that were "born" back in the 15-16 centuries. And the law punishable by hanging for piracy, especially if taken on "hot" was canceled? If not, why not use it to do justice? The law of the country, one of the "most democratic in the world" !!! Human rights activists scream - not comme il faut ...
    1. illarion
      illarion 29 March 2013 19: 45 New
      Adopt a law that approaching a ship in the open sea closer than 500 meters automatically makes approaching pirates. And they can be shot. A couple of times to do so, those who wish will be reduced.
  9. Vovka levka
    Vovka levka 29 March 2013 14: 48 New
    This is all from impunity.
      HAIFISCH 30 March 2013 00: 00 New
      And from impunity, lawlessness, without statehood, in Somalia you can completely Ales to be honest laughing
  10. seafarer
    seafarer 29 March 2013 15: 17 New
    Quote: Hudo
    Quote: Zomanus
    And really it is necessary to bring down all blacks who are approaching the vessel along the route. Yes, there will be mistakes, but there will be no pirates soon.

    Uh-uh, my friend, this is racism of the purest water! You can’t blast everyone in a row like that.

    Fishing boat (!). Note - a boat, not a trawler, offshore 300-400 miles, which is at least 10 times farther than traditional fishing areas. And what are these “fishermen” doing so far from the coast? That's right - they are looking for the way back, but they don’t know who to ask. Need to help. And the nearest land is just a couple of kilometers straight down. Well, what kind of racism?
    But seriously, there are areas of traditional fishing. Here in them and it is worth introducing patrolling and inspection. And there are traditional "corridors" of ships coming from the Red Sea to ...... That's where you need to drown any "fishing" boat. For they don’t do figs there.
  11. omsbon
    omsbon 29 March 2013 15: 35 New
    Where did a good legal norm go to hang on the yards of captured pirates?
    1. Val_y
      Val_y 29 March 2013 18: 00 New
      Duc 300 km, without oars, too, nothing, as well as undemocratic communication with the butts of the Marines at Moscow University laughing
  12. Gari
    Gari 29 March 2013 17: 20 New
    The operation to free the Moscow University tanker lasted only 22 minutes, and its success was predetermined by surprise, said the commander of a group of Russian warships in the Gulf of Aden, Captain 1st Rank Ildar Akhmerov.
    “From 5.13 Moscow time to 5.35 Moscow time we carried out a sudden assault on a tanker under the cover of artillery fire and small arms from the Marshal Shaposhnikov BPC with the landing of assault groups on board the tanker. The pirates, in fact, were taken by surprise, because we did not expect such decisive action, "said Akhmerov.
    According to the commander, there were three assault groups of 6-8 people each, which, with the help of high-speed boats, approached the side of the tanker.
    The Moscow University tanker, under the Liberian flag, carrying 23 Russian sailors on board, was captured Wednesday morning in the eastern Gulf of Aden. The ship, which transports 86 thousand tons of oil, was sailing from the Red Sea to China. On Thursday morning, the Russian tanker was freed from the large Marshal Shaposhnikov anti-submarine ship (BOD). At the same time, the Russians were not injured, 10 pirates were detained and one was killed.
    Well, then they were released
    The Somali transitional government demanded that Russia explain why the Somalis, who were detained by special forces during the liberation of the Moscow University tanker, were put into a boat in the Gulf of Aden without navigational equipment. It is reported by Reuters. Earlier, the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry said that the released pirates, most likely, died at sea.
    1. not good
      not good 31 March 2013 19: 28 New
      It was necessary to let go of the sea without a boat laughing
  13. pinecone
    pinecone 29 March 2013 17: 35 New
    Each given a life anchor

    And what is it?
    1. opkozak
      opkozak 29 March 2013 19: 56 New

      This "saving anchor", along with an invitation to visit the resorts of the Black Sea coast of the Russian Federation, was issued to every Somali citizen, a visitor to the Marshal Shaposhnikov BPC.
      1. mansur
        mansur 29 March 2013 20: 26 New
        They wedge out the wedge so that it is not disgraceful if they are armed with a weapon on a civilian vessel, here they have an anchor on their neck
  14. xomaNN
    xomaNN 29 March 2013 17: 41 New
    An interesting twist on counteracting pirates :)) But somehow it's a shame for the merchant fleet to be helpless.
  15. sedoii
    sedoii 29 March 2013 19: 29 New
    Somalia's transitional government requires Russia to explain recourse And here we bark our heads sad and who is it up there at the top of the pyramid of Samali pirates. wassat
  16. AK-47
    AK-47 29 March 2013 19: 42 New
    Most pirates are young people aged 20-35 from Puntland, a self-proclaimed state in northeast Somalia. According to the Association for the Promotion of Sailors of West Africa, there are at least five major pirate gangs, which include about 1000 armed militants. According to the BBC, pirates are divided into the following categories of persons:
    - Local fishermen involved in piracy, knowledgeable of marine conditions
    - Former military men who participated in the internal wars of Somalia as part of local clans and have combat experience
    - Experts who can work with equipment, in particular, with GPS equipment.
    1. mansur
      mansur 29 March 2013 20: 27 New
      Quote: AK-47
      According to the BBC, pirates are divided into the following categories of persons:
      - Local fishermen involved in piracy, knowledgeable of marine conditions
      - Former military men who participated in the internal wars of Somalia as part of local clans and have combat experience
      - Experts who can work with equipment, in particular, with GPS equipment

      and who was not a pirate
      1. Vodrak
        Vodrak 29 March 2013 21: 36 New
        Children under 5 years old.
        1. Gari
          Gari 30 March 2013 00: 08 New
          Somalia's natural resources: almost undeveloped reserves of iron ore, uranium, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, possible oil reserves
          and they are starving. Who benefits from this?
          These children are up to 5 years old, I feel sorry for them
          1. Santa Fe
            30 March 2013 00: 47 New
            Quote: Gari
            Somalia's natural resources: almost undeveloped reserves of iron ore, uranium, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, possible oil reserves

            Somalia's debt to the USSR (and therefore to Russia) in terms of gold is 47 tons

            the figure is taken from the article:
    2. Gari
      Gari 30 March 2013 00: 04 New
      And someone stayed on the shore or everyone signed up for pirates
  17. barbiturate
    barbiturate 29 March 2013 23: 19 New
    yes to shoot blacks, if at least one of our guys died, but no, kick in the ass and throw it off the coast, that's the whole court)
  18. Aryan
    Aryan 29 March 2013 23: 57 New
    stupidly feat of the “Eagle” to put next to the pirates, as in this article, the author learn to think ... fool
    1. Santa Fe
      30 March 2013 00: 54 New
      Quote: Aryan
      stupidly feat "Eagle" put next to the pirates, as in this article

      Stupidly look for hidden meaning where it does not exist

      Legendary photo EDB "Eagle" after the Tsushima battle - An impressive illustration of the survivability of an armored ship of the Borodino type. But modern pirates do not need such difficulties: breaking a ship means losing a ransom.

      ps / as for the exploits of the "Eagle", the order should be given to engineers and shipbuilders. The battleship served as a target all day for shooting Japanese guns, more than 100 hits, monstrous destruction on the port side ... and yet ... all 25 killed from the 1000 team man!
      1. Aryan
        Aryan 30 March 2013 15: 06 New
        and not stupidly think that someone is stupidly looking for hidden meaning? I was offended by a comparison of the damage of the Eagle with some damage to the words, something else to explain?
        1. Santa Fe
          30 March 2013 15: 47 New
          Quote: Aryan
          I was offended by comparing damage to the Eagle with some damage to the prat

          They do not understand what is offensive in this. In both cases, combat damage.

          as for the "Eagle" - the ship was shot by the Japanese and almost lost combat effectiveness. The next day surrendered to the Japanese squadron
  19. Eugene
    Eugene 30 March 2013 00: 13 New
    I heard about the operation of the USSR Navy in the same waters. It was carried out in the early seventies. For a long time then they discouraged blackbirds from engaging in stupid things. We must google it, I heard it on Voice of Russia.
    1. Kaa
      Kaa 30 March 2013 00: 24 New
      Quote: eugene
      . In the early seventies she spent

      “In the 70s, in the conditions of the strictest secrecy, a large anti-piracy operation was developed and carried out in the USSR. Specially prepared, small merchant ships became the core of the strike group of Soviet ships prepared for this operation. Their main difference was that they had several 100-mm and 76-mm guns were installed and carefully camouflaged, as well as small rocket launchers. and the ship itself turned from defenseless booty to a formidable warship.The crew of these ships consisted exclusively of KGB special forces, marine corps and the Soviet Navy. When all preparations were completed, the ships headed to different parts of the world where the pirates were most active. the destination team began to carry out the main task. The battle plan was simple. As soon as a pirate ship approached the ship within the range of the aimed shot, and the pirate team was preparing to board the ship, unexpectedly for pirates, the flag of the Navy of the USSR fluttered on a favorite booty (before that, the ship was flying the flag of a third country). While the dumbfounded pirates tried to understand what and how, guns and rocket launchers were brought to battle on the trap, a shot was fired and ... Further, I think, is understandable. In total, according to incomplete data, more than 10 pirate ships were destroyed and boarded by Soviet trap ships in various regions of the planet http: // Sect_id = 3 & aid = 62841
      1. Gari
        Gari 30 March 2013 00: 58 New
        Kaa -Yes I read it interesting and still found
        In 1981, near Madagascar was the Soviet military squadron of the Pacific Fleet. On one of the dark, moonless nights, Soviet radio operators received an SOS signal from a French merchant ship, also located near Madagascar. The radio operator of the “Frenchman” managed to transmit the coordinates of the ship and report that the ship was attacked by pirates. Then the connection was interrupted. Although the ship belonged to a hostile camp, maritime solidarity played a role, and the Soviet command sent a cruiser and two destroyers - “Fast” and “Bold” to help the French. Although there were about 40 nautical miles from the Soviet squadron to the French ship, the Soviet ships arrived very opportunely: the pirates, having cleared the “Frenchman's” holds of the most valuable cargo, the cash desk of the ship and the team’s pockets from cash, just broke a hole in the vessel below the waterline and headed towards Madagascar.
        "Quick" and "Brave" began the pursuit of pirates (the cruiser was left to help the French), but could only catch them in the territorial waters of Madagascar. The pirates ignored orders to stop and warning shots, and then the destroyers opened fire to defeat. Two pirate ships were destroyed by artillery fire, and the third ship, having received a direct hit by a 100 mm shell in the engine compartment and lost speed, was taken on board the destroyers. During this operation, the pirates lost more than 60 people killed, about 50 were captured and their fate was covered in dust and darkness from the KGB special archives (although it was known from leaked information that the captured pirates were covered by German intelligence services).
        1. Kaa
          Kaa 30 March 2013 01: 24 New
          Quote: Gari
          captured pirates covered German intelligence

          And now - small Britain ... "... in 2008 the leading maritime organizations of the world actively joined the pirate game, and followed by the United Nations. List of leading maritime organizations of the world (hereinafter IMO):
          IMO International Maritime Organization, a member of the United Nations and a division of it. T.N. Round Table, an informal association of leading maritime associations (BIMCO, ICS / ISF, Intertanko, Intercargo):
          The International Chamber of Shipping and the International Federation of Shipping (on their website the Voice of the World Shipping is modestly inscribed as a motto) - International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation ICS and ISF.
          Baltic and International Maritime Council BIMCO - BIMCO, an independent association of shipowners, accredited to the United Nations, associated with maritime administrations and organizations authorized for certain laws of the EU, USA, Asian countries.
          Intertanko is an association of tanker owners.
          Intercargo is an association of dry cargo ship owners.
          International Shipping Bureau IMB at the International Chamber of Commerce.
          ITF (International Transport Federation) is an international federation of transport workers, with which the maritime trade unions of most of the countries notable for shipping, including Russia, are affiliated.
          All these organizations are located in London, partly in the same building.
          At the end of 2008, all of the above organizations and the UN began a process called the “Combating Piracy.” At the end of 2008, in this way, three main pillars were finally formed on which Somali piracy stands and feels good. These are insurance companies, interested countries, and the UN with international maritime organizations as a screen and cover. "
          "The military of India is particularly cruel. Many complaints are caused by the actions of the military of Russia. But no one has surpassed the Indian military. In the same 2008, the Indian frigate INS Tabar intercepted and shot from shells the Thai fishing vessel Ekawat Nava 5, which was just captured by pirates, not helping the crew dying in the fire. The next day, Indian and global media were blown up by reports of the first ever Somali piracy sinking of a pirate base ship. The glee lasted almost a week, until the ship was passing by the only surviving fisherman was selected, who told about what really happened. Jubilation ceased, but no condemnation ensued. The Indian military burned and continue to burn with red-hot iron, in full accordance with the wishes of the public. http: //www.odin. tc / disaster / piracyresearch.asp
          1. Ruslan67
            Ruslan67 30 March 2013 02: 40 New
            [quote = Kaa] The Indian military burned and continue to burn with a hot iron, in full accordance with the wishes of the public. It’s necessary to burn off the coastal bases of the Sane State, there are only unrecognized ones, which means they will not have to explain anything to anyone. negative
  20. Eugene
    Eugene 30 March 2013 00: 23 New
    Here, offhand ... http: //
  21. sashka
    sashka 30 March 2013 00: 45 New
    And where is the NPO? Why are they silent? The team was not allowed to start yelling about a "violation"? Strange .. Usually ahead of his squeal .. Ah, yes. The prosecutor’s office also checks them .. Not to the Rights .. However, Samim would somehow "get out" ..
  22. Galina
    Galina 30 March 2013 00: 59 New
    Somalia's transitional government requires Russia to explain recourse
    An interesting thing: today there are practically pirate states. But, surprisingly, there is no interest in this for the world democrats. But when it is necessary to defend "democracy" somewhere (in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, now in Syria), there are immediately forces and weapons, and ways to solve the "problems". That there are some pirates! Well this is not interesting!
  23. Santa Fe
    30 March 2013 01: 16 New
    Early in the morning guys are going to work.
    Boats turn on their Somali pirates.
    They drive to the pure sea angrily.
    Looking - walking in the open unfamiliar trough!
    It was bad, it was difficult - but then without questions:
    Captured your ship - so drive soon babosy!
    Even the little things of Vanuatu, even the impoverished Botswana
    Somali pirate drags money suitcases!

    But not everything is a cat bachelorette party, there is Alzheimer's old woman.
    Somehow we had a great drink (celebrated someone’s birthday).
    After consuming rotten coconuts, they captured Faina ...
    Who is our sponsor today? E #### smiling !!! UKRAINE!!!!!
    Then the guys realized that they got into fat with bread.
    It’s unlikely that they will turn out money - that in cash, that lard.
    A barrel of fat is getting cheaper - there’s nothing for the pirates to pay.
    And they, figey, stand at home dear farther.
    That’s more than a month, “Fearless” drew up.
    Nothing is heard of money, ships pass by.
    And the pirate roars hysterically, and looks longingly at the boat,
    Remembering a continuously unidentified mother.
    With grub - a specific broom, moonshine is running out.
    It is not clear who is a prisoner here, what is happening in nature.
    They cover each other with obscene words, they say, “what kind of sheep are we!
    It would be better if we guys took a tanker from Afghanistan! ”
    Mockingly openly their colleagues laugh to a squeak:
    After all, the trough behind the trough pays the ransom!
    The black poor half-Earth laughs in the back:
    “Shared - it’s more expensive for you to attack Ukraine!
    It’s better to mark and forget about that channel! ”
    ... This is how difficult it is to live in the world for a Somali pirate ...

    1. saturn.mmm
      saturn.mmm 30 March 2013 21: 45 New
      Quote: SWEET_SIXTEEN
      Guys are going to work early in the morning. Somali pirates start their boats.

      They themselves composed or what? Reminds early Fedor Tyutchev.
      I liked it, I hope to continue.
  24. Zen
    Zen 30 March 2013 03: 10 New
    the battleship "Eagle" - Impressed!
  25. Argon
    Argon 30 March 2013 05: 59 New
    The impression is that the bulk of the reviews are written on the basis of emotions, without knowledge of the issue. Shoot-kill. The fact is that throughout the world’s oceans, in ports, there is a special law-international maritime law is a set of rules governing almost all aspects of relationships on the sea in peacetime. Moreover, the IMF, unlike our Criminal Code, does not transparently hint who is right, who is to blame, but specifically who is owed to whom and how much. Consider episode 1: any ship has the right to provide any assistance to the vessel of its flag. th another vessel in international waters on its request. The MSU crew did not specifically request the BOD; this new ship there in the stern has a life chamber. The crew reported on the seizure through a common channel and took refuge in it. Even RPGs are not terrible in it. Moscow State University does not belong to Russia under the Liberian flag, the cargo is not Russian. Why fathers commanders got in there, spent my money as a taxpayer, risked the life of my child, with some sort of assault there, I mean motor-conscripts. Episode 2, boarding the Somalis did not find a team; the IMMP liked the prize, in short: a ship found without a crew in the sea belongs to the one who found it. Episode 3 Russia, as a maritime power, has ratified the international convention "to protect and ensure life at sea" and on the first page of the text it says that there is nothing more expensive than human life. Of course, pirates are criminals, it’s necessary to judge. Who gave the commander the right to kill the citizens of another state with which Russia does not have a military conflict, the soldier has completely lost his brains in the heat? Understand me correctly, I'm not a snotty human rights activist. But I think that you need to do what you want to do with you. You need to deal with economic pirates, those who take huge capital into the shadows and our sailors from the legal field, dooming them to work on ships under "free" flags. We will deal with them , here the author of the article is right. Now, with regard to PMCs, from the point of view of the IMF, any ship with firearms on board is considered a ship, and a military ship is deprived of all the rights of neutrality, and any ship without a flag of affiliation is automatically considered pirated and can be destroyed, detained, assigned. Accusations of smuggling at least. Do not be surprised if the floating arsenals are destroyed by the government of Somalia, let's say from the air, they will say that they are fighting piracy in an area where they have economic interests and will be right. e I see the next Russia initiates in the UN the organization of a special area of ​​navigation - passage outside the convoy is prohibited. And our Navy begins to make money. Well, you don’t need to deceive yourself, protection will most likely be international. There’s only nowhere to take the political will. Speaking of anchors, we are talking about a floating anchor, as a rule, it is used to supply an emergency boat and therefore warriors are often called it “lifeboat”. Cool thing - it resembles a boxed kite, it just throws itself into the water and, due to the current, moves the boat, drags it.
    1. Eugene
      Eugene 30 March 2013 08: 31 New
      Competently. Only I want to fix it. Little thing, of course. A floating anchor is something like a parachute. It throws itself into the water (surrenders) when it is necessary to slow down the drift in a strong wind. Or level the boat when the waves are rough. For example, put your nose against the wave. A box the serpent, as I recall, is another hokhma. With its help, the antenna of the emergency transmitter was raised. At this time, the population of the means of assistance intensely twisted the handles of the generator of the radio station. I would not like to have fun in this way somewhere in the North Atlantic.
    2. seafarer
      seafarer April 14 2013 23: 24 New
      You contradict yourself: if the crew took refuge in the "stronghold" - and that’s what they call the "life camera" on ships - that means the ship is not abandoned and no one, let alone pirates, has the right to a "prize". Piracy has always been illegal. And the message about the attack automatically justifies any actions to suppress the actions of pirates, up to physical elimination.
      A so-called "prize law" is not an IMF. This relates more to the 17-19 centuries, to the actions of privatists and privateers.
      It seems that you listened to the MMP course optionally, and even then - in half.

      PS "Citadel" on ships is most often equipped in the engine room. For this is a separate compartment, separated from the rest by waterproof bulkheads, and in fact the only place on the court where it’s easy fully block access from outside. Plus - the presence of fresh water, the blocking of any attempts to control the ship, etc.

      And to the pirates - in addition to the anchor, reinforced concrete life jacket. To each.
  26. krokodil25
    krokodil25 30 March 2013 10: 09 New
    For some reason, no one remembered the liberation of the tanker Moscow University.