... Why cant we have a guy like this at the top?Dr Nelson said the incident occurred in northern waters in the past month when the large, steel-hulled foreign fishing boat attempted to ram a patrolling naval vessel and refused to leave Australian waters.
"Missiles were thrown, including machetes, at Australian sailors and the chief of Defence phoned me and asked me if they could undertake direct fire and I said: 'Yes they most certainly can,' '' Dr Nelson told reporters today.
Well, maybe the new RNZN fleet will be able to keep up with them, as g-d knows the old patrol craft couldn't..NZ_Bootneck said:RNZN runs patrols in the Southern Ocean and although it hasn't got this bad yet it probably will if the Aussies drive the cowboys off.
Why not cut the poaches hands off and throw them back ??? :evil:hobbit said:Yeah , fair bit of activity off the North coast of Oz and has been for some time . Regular boat burning once a conviction is made as the quarantine risk is high I understand . With Customs and the RAN , both sea and air patrols continually scanning the coast for illegal fishing and ' boat people '. The shark fishing is so cruel as they catch the sharks cut off the fins and throw the poor creatures back in the sea , alive .
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He does sound a bit crazy lolObelix said:Reminds me of my friend's uncle, who lives in Mocambique, a nation which has no navy.
He considers himself the de facto Mocambique coast guard, whereby he sits on this beach house's veranda each evening with a drink in his one hand and his rifle in the other. When he sees the twinkiling lights start coming closer inshore (East Asian trawlers raping and pillaging the country's waters), he takes aim a few metres abouve the lights and squeezes one off every once in a while.
He still doesn't know if he's ever even come within a kilometre of hitting one, but at least it puts his heart at rest.
I reckon he should get an RPG and a rubber duck, and sink one of the thieving fu^kers...