Cruising for a gunfight

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Cruising for a gunfight

Postby Georgs » Wed May 20, 2009 10:49 am

An unusual Somalia cruise package has a friend all excited:

The cruise departs from Sawakin (in the Sudan) and docks at Bagamoya (in Tanzania).
The cruise lasts from 4-8 days. All the ship does is sail up and down the coast of Somalia waiting
to get hijacked by pirates.

The cost is a bit high but it seems well worth it if a gunfight is in your cruising plans.

What my friend found appealing and enlightening is that the cruise line is encouraging people to bring
their own high powered weapons along. If you don't have weapons you can rent them right there on the ship. They claim to have a master gunsmith on board and will have reloading parties every afternoon.

Here are some of the costs and claims associated with the package:

    $800.00 US/per day per person, double occupancy (4 day minimum)

    M-16 full automatic: rental $25.00/day with ammo at 100 rounds of 5.56
    armor-piercing for $15.95

    AK-47 rifle: no charge. Ammo at 100 rounds of 7.62 com bloc ball ammo For

    Barrett M-107 .50 cal sniper rifle: rental $55.00/day. Ammo at 25 rounds of
    50 BMG armor piercing at $19.95

    Crew members can double as spotters for $30.00 per hour (spotting scope

    They even offer RPG's at $75 bucks and $200 for 3 standard loads

    Mounted mini-gun available @ $450.00 per 30 seconds of sustained fire.

    Free complimentary night vision equipment.

Meals are not included but seem reasonable. Coffee and snacks on the
top deck from 7pm-6am. They offer group rates and corporate discounts,
and even offer a partial money back guarantee if not satisfied.

Text from the ad:

"We guarantee that you will experience at least two hijacking attempts by
pirates or we will refund half your money including gun rental charges and
any unused ammo (mini gun charges not included). How can we guarantee you
will experience a hijacking? We operate at 5 knots within 12 miles of the
coast of Somalia. If an attempted hijacking does not occur we will turn the
boat around and cruise by at 4 knots.

"We will repeat this for up to 8 days making three passes a day along the
entire length of Somalia. At night the boat is fully lit and bottle rockets
are shot off at intervals and loud disco music beamed shore side to attract
attention. Cabin space is limited so respond quickly. Reserve your package
before May 29 and get 100 rounds of free tracer ammo in the caliber of your

Here are a few testimonials:

"FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!!" ---- Stan, Denver, CO USA

"I got three confirmed kills on my last trip. I'll never hunt big game in
Africa again." ---- Lars, Hamburg, Germany

"Six attacks in 4 days was more than I expected. I bagged three pirates and
my 12 yr old son sank two rowboats with the minigun. PIRATES 0,
PASSENGERS 2! Well worth the trip. Just make sure your spotter speaks
English." ---- Preacher, Salt Lake City, Utah USA

"I haven't had this much fun since flying choppers in NAM. Don't worry
about getting shot by pirates as they never even got close to the ship with
those weapons they use, and their crappy aim reminds me of a drunken
'juicer' door gunner we picked up from the motor pool back in NAM."
----"Chopper" Dan, Toledo, Ohio USA.

"Like ducks in a barrel. They turned the ship around and we saw them
bleed and cry in the water like little girls. Saw one wounded pirate
eaten by sharks--what a laugh riot!! This is a must do." ---Zeke,
Minnahaw Springs, Kentucky USA
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Re: Cruising for a gunfight

Postby capn chuck » Wed May 20, 2009 4:16 pm

This has to be a joke. The reason the crew members on the ships hijacked can not carry weapons is because they would be required to stop at every port along the way and check in, check their weapons, then check back out again. Someone is pulling your leg.
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Re: Cruising for a gunfight

Postby Keith » Sat May 23, 2009 12:18 pm

Boy, Captain Chuck... ya THINK? :-)
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Re: Cruising for a gunfight

Postby boatguy1 » Sun May 24, 2009 9:12 am

Sounds like more fun than having the Dutch wave flags and try to deter the PIRATES, may be the real thing!
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