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4/2/20 9:02 PM
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https://m.jpost.com/international/venezuelan-warship-shoots-rams-into-german-cruise-vessel-before-sinking-623422

 

Venezuelan warship shoots, rams into German cruise vessel before sinking

 

BERLIN – A Venezuelan navy ship fired shots at a German-owned cruise ship on March 30 and rammed into the passenger vessel, leading to the sinking of the warship in the Caribbean.The Iranian regime-allied Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro accused the captain of the RCGS RESOLUTE cruise ship of “terrorism and piracy" and sought to force the ship into a new direction on the high seas. The cruise ship, which had no passengers on board and was flying under a Portuguese flag, has a reinforced hull that enables it to sail through ice water.

 

Columbia Cruise Services, the Hamburg-based company that owns the RCGS RESOLUTE, issued a statement on Wednesday: “In the early morning hours of the 30th of March 2020 (local time), the cruise vessel RCGS RESOLUTE has been subject to an act of aggression by the Venezuelan Navy in international waters, around 13.3 nautical miles from Isla de Tortuga with 32 crew member and no passengers on board.”

 

According to the statement, “While the Master was in contact with the head office, gun shots were fired and, shortly thereafter, the navy vessel approached the starboard side at speed with an angle of 135° and purposely collided with the RCGS RESOLUTE. The navy vessel continued to ram the starboard bow in an apparent attempt to turn the ship’s head towards Venezuelan territorial waters.”The cruise company said the RCGS RESOLUTE sustained minor damages, not affecting vessel’s seaworthiness, it occurs that the navy vessel suffered severe damages while making contact with the ice-strengthened bulbous bow of the ice- expedition cruise vessel RCGS RESOLUTE and started to take water.”

There were no deaths among the Venezuelan marines aboard the war ship. The Venezuelan authorities returned the navy personnel to safety.

Edited: 4/2/20 9:06 PM
1/25/04
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Venezuela seemingly says “they rammed us and sunk our ship!”
 

4/2/20 9:05 PM
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talk about shooting your shot

4/2/20 9:07 PM
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That’s unexpected.
4/2/20 9:10 PM
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Damn. That’s pretty embarrassing 

4/2/20 9:12 PM
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LOL shitholers gonna shithole.

4/2/20 9:12 PM
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lol...

4/2/20 9:12 PM
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How embarressing is it to have your warship sunk by a cruise ship? Could Disney win a war with Venezulea? Amazon would crush them with their drones.

4/2/20 9:21 PM
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jpm995 -

How embarressing is it to have your warship sunk by a cruise ship? Could Disney win a war with Venezulea? Amazon would crush them with their drones.

There are paper tigers, and there are paper warships. 

4/2/20 9:22 PM
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american boyscouts could invade and takeover venezuela.  

4/2/20 9:23 PM
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Glad Proteus the Invincible made it safely off the destroyer.

4/2/20 9:24 PM
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Hahaha what a shitty fucking navy you have to have to open fire on a cruise ship and you end up sinking, fuck Venezuela like anyone would believe that they didn’t do anything wrong here. Yeah sure the cruise ship attacked you! 

4/2/20 9:24 PM
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I would have loved to be in the loop as this was going down.  what a fucking fiasco.  so hilarious

4/2/20 9:27 PM
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Communism is stronger than ever in the third World!

4/2/20 9:28 PM
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Just wow

4/2/20 10:00 PM
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nofx -

Glad Proteus the Invincible made it safely off the destroyer.

He was shocked as they had just repelled a sailboard after a long hard battle.

Edited: 4/2/20 10:08 PM
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C l a s s i c Venezuela!!

 

P.S. Hey, Top Men, why in the blue fuck can I not type the word c l a s s i c in a post?? Good God, this place is a shit show. 

4/2/20 10:21 PM
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the military ship ended up sinking trying to "attack" a cruise ship?


hahahhahahaha!!!!
4/2/20 10:24 PM
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Lol. 

4/2/20 10:38 PM
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I had the amusement of working in military exercises involving the Venezuelans . Their Airforce is just as incompetent. 

4/2/20 10:50 PM
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Hilarious story but why were they accusing the cruise ship of terrorism and why were they trying to divert them to Venezuelan waters? Very strange.
4/2/20 10:57 PM
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jpm995 - 

How embarressing is it to have your warship sunk by a cruise ship? Could Disney win a war with Venezulea? Amazon would crush them with their drones.


https://www.businessinsider.com/how-pepsi-briefly-became-the-6th-largest-military-in-the-world-2018-7

4/2/20 10:58 PM
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jcblass - the military ship ended up sinking trying to "attack" a cruise ship?


hahahhahahaha!!!!

It really is this funny lol 

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4/2/20 11:03 PM
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lololol

 

fucking German cruise ship sinking a venezuelan warship!

I see why they were a big deal in WW2 now