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Pirates of the Namibian


Biltongboer
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What a weird and wonderful world this is. Now we are back to the times where pirates attack ships and rule the seas. They even take over oil tankers the size of three aircraft carriers. Unbelievable.

With most attacks ending after million-dollar payouts, piracy is considered the biggest economy in Somalia. Pirates have raked in up to $US30million in ransoms this year.

And during all this, I am still waiting for my beloved container to arrive on the shores of the Land of Opportunity. Yep, you guessed it - those Somalian pirates have somehow taken over my ship, and they are going through MY stuff in my container as we speak. They are drinking the few bottles of good South African red wine that I loaded, and they’re lying with their stinking dirty criminal feet all over my leather couches. My 10 year KWV brandy is being consumed by a drunk black pirate with an eye patch and a hook for a claw, while he is reading my John Grisham collection and tearing pages out of them to smoke dope.

They are using our trampoline as a gangplank and they use this to force the ship’s original crew to jump into the sea.

They hooked up my DSTV decoder (the movers packed that before I could tell them to leave it in Africa - I can’t use it Down Under) onto my surround-sound system and they’re watching Rugby games at decent times, while I have to sit and watch them at 01h00 in the morning because Australian clocks run too fast.

They are playing with my children’s toys, and fighting about it. They are using my computer to access porn sites and send ransom notes. (And to send emails to their mothers, of course. )

They are abusing my nice double-bed in ways I don’t even want to think about.

All this while I am waiting patiently - waiting for a phone call from someone at the harbour saying:

“This is the coast guard - we have your container. Please come out with your hands above your head. We have you surroundedâ€

Christmas will have a new meaning if that container makes it in time.

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Eish BB how did you find out it was your ship!! that really sucks big time!!!! I hope you eventually get your things back intact and unmolested.

I heard on the news this morning that the piracy has gotten so bad that they are going to avoid the suez canal and go via the cape, that is how much money they are losing.

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Ek hoop vir jou part dat daai klomp Indiers (ek laaik daai ouens!) sommer 'n spesiale taakmag eenheid instuur en die bleddie pirates uitsorteer. Hulle moet sommer 'n goeie job daarvan maak.

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They hooked up my DSTV decoder (the movers packed that before I could tell them to leave it in Africa - I can’t use it Down Under)

I really hope you are just jesting with this posting about it being your ship! :lol:

I thought it was a fuel carrier as I also had a panic attack about that news headliner - but found a lovely site : www.vesseltracker.com and then got the fright of my life when after searching for my ship, there was a photo of the actual ship!!! Yikes, talk about reality hitting you! But at least now I can track my ship all the way!

BTW - remember somewhere a posting about DSTV Africa being available from Perth - so maybe a good thing yours got packed!

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I really hope you are just jesting with this posting about it being your ship! :)

I thought it was a fuel carrier as I also had a panic attack about that news headliner - but found a lovely site : www.vesseltracker.com and then got the fright of my life when after searching for my ship, there was a photo of the actual ship!!! Yikes, talk about reality hitting you! But at least now I can track my ship all the way!

BTW - remember somewhere a posting about DSTV Africa being available from Perth - so maybe a good thing yours got packed!

Yep, i'm kidding, BUT the oil tanker is not the only ship that has been hi-jacked, apparrently this is happening frequently. Hopefully my ship did not try to go around that route, because that would certainly explain the delay - even without pirates.

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Thank god you were joking! I thought you were serious for a moment and didnt even know how to reply!

Thanks for the laugh!

Al

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lol :hug: I think Santa :thumbdown: will have to just bring you an extra bottle of KWV just for keeping the stressed :unsure: out ppl from going completly insane this side. Thanks for that.

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