Luxury Russian Cruise Hunts Somali Pirates

Perhaps this is the way to deal with Somali pirates, and get a little R&R at the same time: a Russian luxury cruise line is offering wealthy customers the chance to hunt pirates!

Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.

Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

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Update 6/26/09 - It's a hoax, though I think the proposed (morbid and not to mention unethical) solution is still a matter of interesting debate - Thanks rb!

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Too bad its a hoax. I was looking forward to signing up. Can you imagine how few attacks would occur if these pirates thought the next attack was their last?

Seriously, once you thin the ranks of the hard core cases the remaining pirates would disband just like the 1700s and 1800s.

We really need to sink a few mother ships.
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