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Old August 25, 2011, 08:52 PM   #1
4V50 Gary
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Maritime Sniping (Thompson article)

I enjoyed the article as it is still a relatively new aspect of sniping. Besides the rescue of the Maersk Alabama's skipper by Navy SEALS, the other famous incident happened on 6 Dec., 2002, when the Spanish frigate, SPS Navarra, attempted to stop the North Korean So San in the Gulf of Aden. The So San refused to stop and be boarded and the kingpost wires on the So San prevented a helicopter landing. So, the Navarra's sniper shot the wires down, allowing the boarding team to fast rope down aboard the So San. Contraband headed for Saddam Hussein was seized.
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