Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stopping Pirates East-Asian Style

The Detroit News: Two raids stop Somali pirates

In a example of how it should be done, both the South Koreans and Malaysians showed how to effectively deal with pirates that attack ships sailing under their nation's flags:

South Korean commandos raided a cargo ship in the Arabian Sea before dawn Friday, killing eight Somali pirates and capturing five as they rescued all 21 crew members.

Their success came on the same day that Malaysia's navy rescued a chemical tanker and its 23 crew members from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. No one in the rescue team or the ship's crew was injured and seven pirates were apprehended.

The EU of course wouldn't dream of doing such a thing, its so un-European, after all somebody could get a boo-boo:
The European Union's naval force refuses to raid hijacked ships out of concern for safety of hostages
Expect to see fewer piracy incidents involving South Korean and Malaysian shipping and more directed toward the EUnuchs.

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