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PAISLEY31
10-22-2010, 03:24 AM
They are the floating goldmines and needs utmost security while moving from one place to another. Yes, pirates always fix their eyes on such ships, as they can have a very good harvest in very less effort. As the oil supplies are running low, we need to take utmost care to make sure that our precious oil resources donít go to wrong hands.

When the Somali pirates seized an oil tanker, recently, that carried crude oil from Saudi Arabia to US, in the most dangerous part of off East Africa, it created panic around the world, as the attack could have created a huge environmental as well as security threat at the place.

Pirates had hijacked Sirius Star, a few months back. It had about 2 million barrels of oil that valued about $100 million. After giving a ransom of about $3 million ransom the ship was released later, almost after a two-month drama. But this incident managed to stir up the thoughts of people around the world, and helped in collecting the efforts to fight against pirates.

Many dangerous things can happen when pirates hijack ship with oil. One among the deadly dangerous one is a firefight, which can turn out the whole area to a hell. Pirates usually have guns, rocket propellers, grenades and all the other most modern weapons. Some vessels that carry oil usually have security guards of their own, but most of the oil tankers donít have that.

The main reason behind it is the fear to have someone with a loaded gun on the top of a ship thatís filled with highly inflammable liquid.

Certain ships now have well trained security team who can handle evasive maneuvers and Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs, which can help in driving the pirates away.

The LRAD is a useful way to safeguard oil tankers from pirate attacks. The other forms of anti-piracy devices include fire hoses, robot boats and dazzle guns, which are often used by large vessels and container ships to fight against pirate attacks.

Nowadays the pirate attacks have become so frequent, and hence the protection of our precious oil vessels should have top priority. Or else it may go to wrong hands and they would make wrong use of it. We will have to remain in despair, about the fluctuating prices and weak demand and supply ratios, on reading the latest Oil Market News (http://www.worldenergymedia.com/).

woodyman
10-22-2010, 04:12 AM
i was going to try and prevent it ......but due to blizz new auto cue system i was too busy staring at my action bar and completly missed them :( ....

Fetzie
10-22-2010, 04:30 AM
Now, if only crude oil was highly inflammable ... oh wait, it isnt.

Oil only burns if it is in vapour form, and getting crude oil to vapourise is not an easy task.

Reev
10-22-2010, 04:58 AM
From an MSDS on crude oil:

General Description
A dark viscous liquid. Flash point below 141įF. Less dense than water and insoluble in water. Hence floats on water. Vapors heavier than air.
Fire Hazard
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames. Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water. Substance may be transported hot. If molten aluminum is involved, refer to GUIDE 169 below.


Also, correct me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't one of the ways to deal with the Deepwater Horizon spill to burn off vast quantities from the surface? Also, crude and natural gas often go together, at least to some extent, and Natural gas is EXTREMELY flammable.

Raysere
10-22-2010, 05:02 AM
Only YOU can prevent Pirate attacks.

jcangst
10-22-2010, 06:05 AM
I have a few questions on this encounter.

1) Does anyone know what the loot can be expected from this encounter.
2) Are these Defias, Bloodsail or Blackwater Pirates and will it affect Bloodsail or Goblin reputations? How does it fit in with lore?
3) Should I stack fire resistance, and what should the group makeup be?
4) What is the crowd control situation?
5) Does this encounter have any associated achievements or hardmodes?

I'm assuming this is a raid, and not just a 5 person encounter.

Martie
10-22-2010, 06:25 AM
I have a few questions on this encounter.

1) Does anyone know what the loot can be expected from this encounter.
Something that propels rockets, which is handy if the propellant in the rocket fails.

2) Are these Defias, Bloodsail or Blackwater Pirates and will it affect Bloodsail or Goblin reputations? How does it fit in with lore?
Judging from the ship in the Deadmines, they are Defias.

3) Should I stack fire resistance, and what should the group makeup be?
If there's fire, there's too much of it for fire resistance to work. Bring a mage for food - you may be stuck there a few months.

4) What is the crowd control situation?
Generally some form of confinement, but you'll be reasonably well cared for.

5) Does this encounter have any associated achievements or hardmodes?
Nope.

I'm assuming this is a raid, and not just a 5 person encounter.
Unless you are Steven Seagal or Jack Sparrow, you want to bring a full raid.

Reev
10-22-2010, 06:26 AM
If there's fire, there's too much of it for fire resistance to work.
Bring a mage for food - you may be stuck there a few months.

Not a fire mage.

Raysere
10-22-2010, 06:37 AM
Not a fire mage.


But then what will you fight the fire with?

Reev
10-22-2010, 06:49 AM
But then what will you fight the fire with?

On an oil fire? Foam fire suppressant usually, for Class B fires.

Edit for tone not coming through on forums: /tongue in cheek

Theotherone
10-22-2010, 07:22 AM
Oh, oh, oh I need the to get transformed by the Pirate Wand, if I join a group in Somalia does that count?

woodyman
10-22-2010, 07:28 AM
anyone with a Macaw companion will recieve double rep points i believe?

Reev
10-22-2010, 07:34 AM
Oh, oh, oh I need the to get transformed by the Pirate Wand, if I join a group in Somalia does that count?

Pretty sure the pirates in Somalia (Or Cameroon, or Nigeria, or the Straits of Malacca) don't have parrots, eye patches, or say Yarrr and sing Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum anymore.

I'm in a weird quandary. I love pirates of the caribbean and the old romanticized versions, but people in my company have been in boat to boat fire fights with pirates in Cameroon, so I have a hard time sometimes making light. It's weird.

Thegreatme
10-22-2010, 07:52 AM
Pirates usually have guns, rocket propellers, grenades and all the other most modern weaponsWe are so screwed:
http://i52.tinypic.com/10h5ac5.jpg

Theotherone
10-22-2010, 08:02 AM
Pretty sure the pirates in Somalia (Or Cameroon, or Nigeria, or the Straits of Malacca) don't have parrots, eye patches, or say Yarrr and sing Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum anymore.


You mean they don't sing?

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.

Yo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me.
We extort and pilfer, we filch and sack.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.
Maraud and embezzle and even highjack.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.

Yo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me.
We kindle and char and in flame and ignite.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.
We burn up the city, we're really a fright.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.

We're rascals and scoundrels, we're villians and knaves.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.
We're devils and black sheep, we're really bad eggs.
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.

We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads,
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.
Aye, but we're loved by our mommies and dads,
Drink up me hearties, yo ho.

Yo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me.
Yo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me! YO HO!

Reev
10-22-2010, 09:03 AM
I prefer:

1. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
The mate was fixed by the bosun's pike
The bosun brained with a marlinspike
And cookey's throat was marked belike
It had been gripped by fingers ten;
And there they lay, all good dead men
Like break o'day in a boozing ken
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

2. Fifteen men of the whole ship's list
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Dead and be damned and the rest gone whist!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
The skipper lay with his nob in gore
Where the scullion's axe his cheek had shore
And the scullion he was stabbed times four
And there they lay, and the soggy skies
Dripped down in up-staring eyes
In murk sunset and foul sunrise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

3. Fifteen men of 'em stiff and stark
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ten of the crew had the murder mark!
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
Or a yawing hole in a battered head
And the scuppers' glut with a rotting red
And there they lay, aye, damn my eyes
Looking up at paradise
All souls bound just contrawise
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

4. Fifteen men of 'em good and true
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
Ev'ry man jack could ha' sailed with Old Pew,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
There was chest on chest of Spanish gold
With a ton of plate in the middle hold
And the cabins riot of stuff untold,
And they lay there that took the plum
With sightless glare and their lips struck dumb
While we shared all by the rule of thumb,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

5. More was seen through a sternlight screen
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Chartings undoubt where a woman had been
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
'Twas a flimsy shift on a bunker cot
With a dirk slit sheer through the bosom spot
And the lace stiff dry in a purplish blot
Oh was she wench or some shudderin' maid
That dared the knife and took the blade
By God! she had stuff for a plucky jade
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.

6. Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Drink and the devil had done for the rest
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum.
We wrapped 'em all in a mains'l tight
With twice ten turns of a hawser's bight
And we heaved 'em over and out of sight,
With a Yo-Heave-Ho! and a fare-you-well
And a sudden plunge in the sullen swell
Ten fathoms deep on the road to hell,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

Fetzie
10-28-2010, 04:56 AM
We are so screwed:
http://i52.tinypic.com/10h5ac5.jpg

that is the most awesomest thing I have seen in a while tgm ;););)

woodyman
10-28-2010, 05:45 AM
think i may write to blizz rocket propellers are a must for cata! lol

Fledern
10-28-2010, 06:49 AM
Fifteen ghouls on a death knight's chest,
Ei-ei-ei and a bottle of grog
Disease an' Arthas hath done the rest
Ei-ei-ei and a bottle of grog

FIXED!

/thanks for the full song, i didnt have stevenson handy.