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#21 Ivanhoe

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 0907 AM

They should really paint a kill marking on the bridge......

 

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 0914 AM

patrol ship 1500 tons
 
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Thanks much for tracking down good photos, Google was not helpful last night. That is, er was, a beautiful patrol ship. However, beauty does little good when one tries to play sumo with an opponent 3 weight classes up.


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#23 Nobu

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 2054 PM

Whether it left more than a paint stain on the cruise ship will be interesting once the damage photos appear.


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 2107 PM

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#25 BansheeOne

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0251 AM

They should really paint a kill marking on the bridge......

 

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I can only imagine the supressed smugness with which the cruise ship crew offered assistance to the sinking OPV.


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#26 RETAC21

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0348 AM

 

patrol ship 1500 tons
 
naiguata-patrol-vessel-venezuela.e55ea4.


Thanks much for tracking down good photos, Google was not helpful last night. That is, er was, a beautiful patrol ship. However, beauty does little good when one tries to play sumo with an opponent 3 weight classes up.

 

 

Thanks, they are based on our Audaz class that took into account the lessons of the Turbot war, so they should be fine for oceangoing patrol, but were not built as rams!


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#27 Markus Becker

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0636 AM

In socialist Venezuela ramming backfires. :)
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#28 sunday

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0703 AM

Shame that 30mm Millenium on the bottom of the sea...


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#29 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0707 AM

Best place for it, if they are only going to use it to open fire on cruise ships.


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#30 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0708 AM

 

They should really paint a kill marking on the bridge......

 

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I can only imagine the supressed smugness with which the cruise ship crew offered assistance to the sinking OPV.

 

They really ought to put a claim in for the scratched paint...


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#31 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 0710 AM

They actually put a video up last year testifying to the soundness of the Resolute. Sold. :D

 


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 1805 PM

Had not heard of the Turbot War, and its place in history as an Interesting postscript to the Cod Wars.


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Posted 07 April 2020 - 1833 PM

https://twitchy.com/...hip-not-a-typo/


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 1508 PM

Getting crosswise to the bow of a ship with a bulbous bow is not a good idea, the US Navy learned that as well. What were they trying to do shake down the cruise ship for hard currency?

 

 


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#35 Colin

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 0205 AM

Likely


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#36 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 0411 AM

Well according to accounts, they seemingly believed it was going to offload 'Mercenaries'. Which may sound absurd to us, but there is no accounting the kind of bullshit people will believe if their job depends on it.

 

Its interesting they fired the warning shot from the AK's, but seemingly not from the main armament. Which makes me wonder how much of the equipment on this ship actually worked.


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 0610 AM

The silly mercenary story is something the Venezuelans came up with afterwards, probably for consumption by the proletarian backers of the Maduro regime. The Drive has two articles on the incident speculating about very different motive behind this poorly executed attempt to copy Iranian negotiating tactics:

 

The incident involving the Resolute may be linked to Portugal, where the Resolute is flagged, the government of which is in the midst of its own set of disputes with Venezuela. Despite acknowledging that Maduro is the de facto head of state, the Iberian country has recognized his principal opponent, Juan Guaido, as the country's legitimate leader.

 

In February 2020, Venezuela accused Guaido, along with his uncle, of flying from Portugal on that country's flag carrier TAP while carrying explosives in their luggage. It later accused TAP of conspiring with both men to smuggling the explosives into Venezuela. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva responded to these allegations by saying they "made no sense."

 

Venezuela responded by barring TAP from flying to Venezuela for 90 days. It also accuses Portuguese banks of holding a "large part of Venezuela’s stolen money," referring to frozen assets belonging to the Venezuelan government. This crisis has become somewhat moot as the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the world, including both Portugal and Venezuela, which has led to a massive drop in global air travel.

 

https://www.thedrive...reinforced-hull


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Posted 11 April 2020 - 1426 PM

What is surprising is that nobody appears to have been hurt amid all of the excitement. 

 

Kabuki theater, Venezuelan style.


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