The Lone Quark

24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 3:46 pm
Our Christmas tree

Our Christmas tree

23 December 2008

Peace on Earth, Please!

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 9:03 pm
Paper White Narcissus just now blooming here.

Paper White Narcissus just now blooming here.

13 December 2008

The Indian Navy bags 23 pirates

Filed under: Pirates — The Lone Quark @ 8:45 pm
IND Mysore

IND Mysore

NEW DELHI, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Indian naval forces came to the rescue of a merchant vessel under attack by pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Saturday, capturing 23 of the raiders, India said.

India’s INS Mysore and its armed helicopter were on anti-piracy patrol when they received a distress call from the Ethiopian-flagged MV Gibe saying two boats were closing in and firing, a Defence Ministry statement said.

“On sighting the helicopter and Mysore, the boats disengaged from MV Gibe and attempted escape. Mysore closed the vessels and ordered them to stop.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSDEL355985

http://frontierindia.net/indian-navy-beats-up-somali-pirates-again

5 December 2008

The Danes make a small but welcome dent in the pirates

Filed under: Pirates — The Lone Quark @ 7:45 pm
HDMS Absalon

HDMS Absalon

HDMS Absalon does her job.

Danish special forces on board a navy warship have destroyed a small boat full of suspected Somali pirates.

Here is the video courtesy of the BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7768204.stm

Looks more like target practice. One round would have sunk the pirate craft.

Blog at WordPress.com.