Monday, November 7, 2011

Vietnam war vets seize back hijacked ship

This one's just for fun! AFP via Raw Story:

Taiwan hailed on Monday the bravery of five Vietnamese war vets who launched a surprise assault on six armed pirates and successfully took back their vessel after it had been hijacked off East Africa.

The former Vietnam war fighters had been recruited by Taiwan to be part of a 28-man crew on the “Chin Yi Wen”, a 290-tonne vessel, along with nine Chinese, eight Filipinos and six Indonesians.

Probably had to speak English to communicate with one another. Heh.

The crew, who had been out of contact with the ship since Friday according to the foreign ministry, forced the six armed Somali pirates to jump overboard, and successfully took back control of the ship.

Liu Wan-tien, the owner of the vessel based in the southern Taiwanese city Kaohsiung, said the five Vietnamese sailors launched the surprise assault on the pirates as they were having a meal, the state Central News Agency reported.

Heh. Got 'em right between the fish course and another fish course.

If those little Viet shits can do that, every nation in the world ought to be able to. Better yet, prevent the pirates from taking the ship in the first place.


I'm down wid it.


merlallen said...

I guess they didn't have a plank handy so just threw them overboard.

David Aquarius said...

Just a case of giving back to Nature.

BadTux said...

Those little Viet shits kicked the asses of the Japanese empire, the French empire, and the Americans over the course of forty years. Those pirates didn't have the slightest fucking idea what they were messing with.

- Badtux the Unsurprised Penguin

BadTux said...

Oops, I forgot the Cambodians and, especially, the Chinese. The Viets kicked the asses of the Chinese in 1979 when the Chinese invaded, too. Handed the Chinese Army their ass. Some tough little shits, yo.

- Badtux the History Penguin