Friday, December 5, 2008

Any youse bastards want to crash Australia, here's a tip....

Spot of smuggling? Poltice of piracy? Bit of buggery?*

Here's the go!

A mere handful of journalists and analysts have been paying attention to the rising tide of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea over the last five years. Over the last several months, Somali pirates have not only increased the frequency of their attacks, but their attacks have increased in boldness. In addition to capturing cargo ships, yachts, and even attempting to capture a cruise ship in 2005, the pirates' most noteworthy prizes in recent months have included... (read more here)

*Ok. that was a bit of a joke. Rum and, y'know? Oh, not if you're American, I don't think they're allowed grog on their ships!

1 comment:

Stevo said...

Hi Kae

Times have changed. In a previous job and life, talk about RAN ship movements was verboten. Subject to the Official Secrets Act. You know, loose lips sinks ships. Actually, it's sad that the Navy cannot get people into what I think is an excellent job.

Hey, I remember visiting the USS Turner Joy as a kid when it docked. The only drink they had on board was sarsaparilla. It was awful. The adults commented that it was strange they couldn't have a beer.