did anyone watch last nights episode of ross kemp on somalian pirates in the shipping lanes??
At first it showed ross kemp on a british MOD boat that operates on a shipping stream and sent to keep control over 21st century pirates that take over industry and shipping containers and sail them back to somalia.
half way through it showed that there was a container boat being hijacked and sailed out of the aisle of safety through this particular water way but all they coudl do is send otu a helicopter and a few smaller boats to watch as they were not given permission to get on board and help get the boat back which they were sent otu originally to do, what is this about??? the millions it must cost to keep the entire boat and fleet out there who are meant to be looking after the shipping lanes yet if soemthign happens they are not aloud to do anything?? the captain oif the boat even said we have been hijacked but the british boat were not physically aloud to do their job..
its not even as if they are a deterant as the pirates have nothing to really live for because they are so poor so they might aswell do this if it gets them soem kind of chance
at the end they foudn a stray empty small fishing boat with missiles and petrol on board as well as money and because it was 1 600th of the size of the uk patrol boat they let out shit loads of ammunition worth thousands to sink this tiny little boat, waste i think???
for me it just seems a whole waste of money to the UK tax payer if the pirates are just going to do it anyway and we cant even stop them, the public even had to watch in the programme the container ship drift off... pointless
my rant over and out