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Pirates in the Carribbean

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by dennismc, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Captd13

    Captd13 New Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Savannah, GA USA
    I must use a quote my 1st armor division Colonel father used with me while growing up. "it is better to have and not need then to need and not have" i live my life by this, god willing so will yall. Oh, Capt. Henning, i would not use the dragons breath out of a flare gun. From what i have seen they use a trace amount of white phosphorous which when not contained by some sort of steel or heavy metal will quickly burn through most synthetic materials. since a flare gun uses a small powder charge to propel the phosphorous burn out of the barrel before ignition, i dont believe the barrel is rated to stand that much heat. Fair wind!
  2. socuban

    socuban New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    The Palm Beaches/Punta Cana
    Pirates hijack Colombian passenger boat

    This just happened in Colombia on the Pacific side, but as the country shares coastline with the Caribbean Sea, I thought it might pertain;

    "Thirty people, including children, were rescued from Pacific waters near Cauca on Monday after being forced to jump overboard by pirates who hijacked their boat, Caracol Radio reports.

    The boat, which was traveling between the western Colombian ports of Buenaventura and Timbiqui, was boarded by armed pirates who threatened passengers and eventually forced them to throw themselves into the sea.

    The passengers were then left stranded in the ocean as the pirates fled with their possessions, as well as with cargo that was being transported between the two ports.

    The stranded citizens were fortunately intercepted within two hours by another passenger boat traveling to Buenaventura. The victims were taken back to land where they received medical treatment from the Navy health service and the Colombian Red Cross.

    Due to a history of similar incidents affecting passenger boats between the two Caucan ports, local residents have appealed to the authorities to increase security measures against pirate assaults."

    I keep a Remington 870 Marine Magnum on board and hope I never have to use it.