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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

"Caribbean piracy happens on a small scale, but a shocking mass murder of Guyanese fishermen off the Surinamese coast has left the small Guyanese military scrambling. On April 27, 2018, pirates attacked four Guyanese fishing boats and killed at least 15 people, with survivors reporting that pirates tied fishermen to heavy objects before throwing them overboard.

The Guyanese government declared it would boost spending on its coast guard in response. Except Guyana has no navy beyond a coast guard with only one proper ship, the lone River-class minesweeper Essequibo, formerly the HMS Orwell commissioned into the British Royal Navy in 1985 and sold in 2001…."
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2018 10:39 p.m. PST

A one-ship Navy/Coast Guard. They're gonna need a bigger fleet.


Oberlindes Sol LIC30 May 2018 9:58 a.m. PST

This is a situation for letters of marque and reprisal. I shall write to the Guyanese government forthwith.

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