Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pirates beered into submission

artwork provided by Notions Capital.comSomali pirates boarded a Chinese tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday wielding machine guns and rocket launchers.

These days, such news is unfortunate, but not unexpected. On this occasion, however, what happened next was unexpected.

The tanker's crew successfully repelled the boarding pirates. Their weapons? Beer bottles.

In its on-line edition today, The London Times quotes the captain of the tanker:

“Our crew, who had been well trained and prepared, used water cannon, self-made incendiary bombs, beer bottles, and anything else that could be used to battle with them. Thirty minutes later, the pirates gestured to us for a ceasefire,” he added. “Then the helicopter from the joint fleet came to help us.” [emphasis mine]

No wonder InBev purchased Anheuser-Busch. It wanted a piece of the 'explosively' growing Chinese beer market.
  • Artwork provided by Mike Licht, author of Notions Capital blog.
  • I was alerted to this story by a post at Lithuanian beer blog Tikras Alus.

1 comment:

  1. It was the green bottles. Had they been brown, the Pirates would not have ducked far enough or may have tried to catch them. Sort of like Bush with the shoe incident.


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