Pirates Mistake French Warship for Cargo Ship

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Yahoo  Somali pirates attempted to storm the French navy’s 18,000 tonne flagship in the Indian Ocean after mistaking it for a cargo vessel, the French military said on Wednesday.  The crew of La Somme, a 160-metre (525-foot) command vessel and fuel tanker, easily saw off the brazen night-time assault by lightly armed fighters on two lightweight skiffs and captured five pirates, a spokesman said.

 

How surprised am I that the French didn’t surrender?  Not really but kind of.  I’m more surprised that the French have a functioning Navy.  Seriously though how pissed were these pirates?  Storming what they thought was a cargo ship to plunder only to find a bunch of pissed off wine drinking Frenchmen.  Then actually getting captured by them?  Being captured by the French is like getting caught jerking off, it’s embarrassing.  I guess even the French get a win every now and then.

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One Response to “Pirates Mistake French Warship for Cargo Ship”

  1. 迷你倉 Says:

    Somali pirates who hijacked a Chinese bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean have threatened to execute its 25 Chinese crew members if any rescue operation is attempted.

    The De Xin Hai was carrying about 76,000 tonnes of coal from South Africa to India when it was seized by gunmen on Monday about 1,200 kilometers miles east of Somalia.

    ”We tell China not to endanger the lives of their people with any rescue operation,” Hassan, an associate of the gang, told Reuters by phone from the pirate stronghold Haradheere.

    ”If they try that, we will execute the whole crew. We tell them to change their mind regarding any rescue, otherwise they will regret it. We know what they are planning to do.”

    Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said earlier in Beijing that his government had ”actively started rescue operations” for the ship, but declined to give details.

    Observers said they expected a diplomatic resolution.

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