Gotta love them Russkis!
Russian Cruise Companies May Be Offering Pirate Hunting Cruises | We InterruptAn Austrian newspaper has claimed that Russian cruise companies are offering wealthy passengers a chance to go pirate hunting off the Somali coast.
Wirtschafts Blatt has reported that wealthy tourists are hunting for pirates off the coast of Somalia for the cost of $5790 per day. In an effort to attract pirate attack, the ships are said to cruise deliberately close to the coast at a speed of only five knots. If attacked, passengers have the opportunity to unleash hell with rocket launchers, grenade launchers and machine guns.
AK-47 rental on the pirate cruises is apparently just $5 per day, with 100 rounds costing $12 and just in case things get out of control, a squad of ex special forces troops is on hand.
Russian yachtsman Vladimir Mironov is said to have remarked:
"They are worse than the pirate. At least the pirates have the decency to take hostages, these people are just paying to commit murder."