Russians offer Pirate Hunting cruises

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  1. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    LUXURY RUSSIAN YACHTS OFFER PIRATE HUNTING CRUISES


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    Luxury ocean liners in Russia are offering pirate hunting cruises aboard armed private yachts off the Somali coast.

    Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

    When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.


    Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

    The yachts travel from Djibouti in Somalia to Mombasa in Kenya. The ships deliberately cruise close to the coast at a speed of just five nautical miles in an attempt to attract the interest of pirates.

    "They are worse than the pirates," said Russian yachtsman Vladimir Mironov. "At least the pirates have the decency to take hostages, these people are just paying to commit murder," he continued.'

    Ananova - Luxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises


    lol
     
  2. AcidFlashGordon

    AcidFlashGordon New Member

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  3. Shotgun Shooter

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    That'd be sweet. It'd be better than hunting Elephants..or leopards..Possibly even a tiger!

    S.S.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    So for under $10,000 i could get some truly unique trophies? I wonder what taxidermist would take the work?
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    LOL

    Classic. :D
     
  6. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    One of you guys loan me 10 g's so I can go. I will pay you back when Obama sends my stimulus check. :D
     
  7. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    I call BS. Seven pounds for 100 rounds of 7.62? Not possible!
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You looking to have the heads shrunken or are we talking about an ear necklace? Ears are easy, you just cover them in salt for a week, nature does the rest. I still haven't figured out how to shrink heads yet.
     
  9. janikphoto

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    I wouldn't be so worried about that part. You see, if these truly are russian yachts, they may have some sort of sweet "iron curtain" deal on surplus ammo. But, I can't imagine this would be real.

    I would understand an advert for mercs who want to protect real cargo ships and given the license to kill, but an actual pleasure cruise aimed at killing other humans (no matter how despicable those humans may be) sounds fake.
     
  10. zhuk

    zhuk New Member

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    Proud of you guys' skepticism :D


    Indeed it was a hoax, apparently:

    http://www.australia.to index pirates


    Have to admit I entertained the thought it might be true :eek: But I guess like any good hoax, it did have a GRAIN of possible truth...it was Russia, after all. And in that case very slightly feasible lol
     
  11. orangello

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    Nah, i was thinkin more along the lines of a cigar holder; the Native American version has been overdone. ;)

    Salting the ears reminds me of how i ended up with so many squirrel tails as a kid.