Pretty heavy! I don't get it. Did they leave all those pirates tied up on the ship and then blow it up?
i found a lil more info on google:
06 May 2010
The Russian Navy announced Thursday morning that its anti-submarine destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov had successfully liberated the Novoship oil tanker, Moscow University; released its 23-man crew unharmed;and killed or captured the Somali pirates who had boarded the vessel yesterday 800 kms off the coast of Somalia. The tanker had been under way with a cargo of crude bound for China. The 86,000-tonnes of oil on board remains secure, without fire or spill.
This is the fourth success in four deployments by the Russian Navy against Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa. In February of 2009, the missile cruiser, Peter the Great, seized 10 Somalis, three boats, arms, and drugs. The pirates were then off-loaded in Yemen. Following the April 28, 2009, capture of 29 Somalis by the Admiral Panteleyev, who were also put ashore, the Panteleyev was engaged for the second time, responding to a pirate attack in May of 2009 against the Novoship tanker NS Spirit. No prisoners were taken; the pirate speedboat was reported as having been driven off.
Read more: Oh Boy, Russian Navy Gives Hell To Somali Pirates - Business Insider
I just love the tender mercy they showed the wounded bleeding pirate ....
This was spectacular:
Last edited by cluezo; 26th August 2012 at 10:00.
I wouldn't even classify those guys as pirates. Sure, the leader is, his business connections are, but the men are the poorest of the poor putting their lives on the line for groceries I bet.
Nobody's going to fix shit unless there is a reward. Got any diamond mines in Somalia, gold, silver, petrol? Pass.