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1000's of Dolphins Block Somali Pirates*

         

Thousands of dolphins block Somali pirates
www.chinaview.cn 2009-04-14 11:18:17    

 
    BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Thousands of dolphins blocked the suspected Somali pirate ships when they were trying to attack Chinese merchant ships passing the Gulf of Aden, the China Radio International reported on Monday.

 

    The Chinese merchant ships escorted by a China's fleet sailed on the Gulf of Aden when they met some suspected pirate ships. Thousands of dolphins suddenly leaped out of water between pirates and merchants when the pirate ships headed for the China's.

    The suspected pirates ships stopped and then turned away. The pirates could only lament their littleness befor the vast number of dolphins. The spectacular scene continued for a while.

    China initiated its three-ship escort task force on Dec. 26 last year after the United Nations Security Council called on countries to patrol gulf and waters off Somalia, one of the world's busiest marine routes, where surging piracy endangered intercontinental shipping.

    China's first fleet has escorted 206 vessels, including 29 foreign merchant vessels, and successfully rescued three foreign merchant ships from pirate attacks.

    About 20 percent of Chinese merchant ships passing through the waters off Somalia were attacked by pirates from January to November in 2008, before the task force was deployed.

    A total of seven ships, either owned by China or carrying Chinese cargo and crew, were hijacked.

    Tianyu No. 8, a Chinese fishing vessel with 16 Chinese and eight foreign sailors aboard, was captured by Somali pirates on Nov. 14 and released in early February.

    The second fleet of Chinese escort ships arrived at the Gulf of Aden on Monday to replace the first fleet.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/14/content_11184581.htm

by on Apr. 15, 2009 at 10:01 PM
Replies (11-20):
LaNette000
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 12:59 AM

Cool dolphins, now maybe Chinese people will consider not endangering certain animals. Such as whales that they trap and kill. I hope the dolphins have taught them something!  

Crackles54
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Interesting story.

hsteele
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 2:07 AM

Playing the role of conspiracy nut today....

Maybe these Dolphins are part of a Chinese Navy program that trains Dolphins for military purposes. It isn't unheard of. Our own Navy uses dolphins, not like this but hey who knows. Chinese ships could be traveling around with their own little dolphin army. Spooky.

It is pretty cool though if this was just some weird coincidence. Could be that there was a high concentration of fish in the area. The Goddess does work in mysterious ways.

Heather
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blondekosmic15
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by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 2:11 AM


Quoting hsteele:

Playing the role of conspiracy nut today.... What is this????

Maybe these Dolphins are part of a Chinese Navy program that trains Dolphins for military purposes. It isn't unheard of. Our own Navy uses dolphins, not like this but hey who knows. Chinese ships could be traveling around with their own little dolphin army. Spooky.

It is pretty cool though if this was just some weird coincidence. Could be that there was a high concentration of fish in the area. The Goddess does work in mysterious ways.


blondekosmic15
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I love the Fall. Chill in the air decorated w/ bronze leaves & holidays approaching~
Tuesday at 9:49 PM
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 2:12 AM


Quoting Crackles54:

Interesting story.


I thought so too.....

zava_t
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 2:13 AM

I am not much on conspiracy theories myself, but that was my first thought. Our own military has used dolphins to flesh out underwater mines in times of war.

Quoting hsteele:

Playing the role of conspiracy nut today....

Maybe these Dolphins are part of a Chinese Navy program that trains Dolphins for military purposes. It isn't unheard of. Our own Navy uses dolphins, not like this but hey who knows. Chinese ships could be traveling around with their own little dolphin army. Spooky.

It is pretty cool though if this was just some weird coincidence. Could be that there was a high concentration of fish in the area. The Goddess does work in mysterious ways.


blondekosmic15
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I love the Fall. Chill in the air decorated w/ bronze leaves & holidays approaching~
Tuesday at 9:49 PM
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 2:14 AM


Quoting LaNette000:

Cool dolphins, now maybe Chinese people will consider not endangering certain animals. Such as whales that they trap and kill. I hope the dolphins have taught them something!  


I have'nt kept up on any stories concerning the treatment of animals in respect to China but thank you for mentioning!

pipersmom2003
by New Member on Apr. 16, 2009 at 9:54 AM

Amen

mccainiac
by on Apr. 16, 2009 at 10:17 AM


Quoting cdgoldilocks:

 

Quoting Amybelle:

Obama sent them :) 


Obama only sends unicorns.

LOL. Is that what they are calling ACORN thugs these days?

God Bless the Dolphins !!!

"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."- Plato

ellyc19111
by Bronze Member on Apr. 16, 2009 at 11:47 AM


Quoting cdgoldilocks:

 

Quoting Amybelle:

Obama sent them :) 


Obama only sends unicorns.

    Oh, can they swim?

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