Dutch Skipper Tweets Pirate Patrol

28.02.10

Categorie: Africa, David Axe, Naval, Piracy |
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Tromp. Via Twitter.

by DAVID AXE

The commanding officer of the Dutch frigate Tromp, on patrol for pirates in the Gulf of Aden, is Tweeting his adventures. “Responded to emergency call of merchant vessel, sent helicopter on scene but nothing found. Merchant safe and happy,” is one example of his fascinating posts.

“Hans” also sent his crew to investigate a fishing boat behaving “suspiciously,” pictured above, only to find everyone aboard asleep. He also observed a 31-ship Chinese convoy.

Thanks for Galrahn for the tip.

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One Response to “Dutch Skipper Tweets Pirate Patrol”

  1. pain-in-the-axe says:

    Ha! … and guess what, that dutch language is real easy, I went there and could understand it as well as english. THX.

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