Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Use 'pirate' for gunnery practice, Begich says

Two crewmen from the seized fishing vessel Bangun Perkasa arrive in Dutch Harbor. They were transported aboard the Alaska State Troopers enforcement vessel Stimson. Troopers gave no explanation for the crewmen's odd attire: white coveralls, hairnets and facemasks. James Mason photo

"Now that this pirate ship is in custody I have one recommendation: the Coast Guard should sink the Bangun Perkasa."

That's the word from U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, an Alaska Democrat and chair of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard.

Here is Begich's letter to Coast Guard Commandant Robert J. Papp.


Anonymous said...

That will be a good way to get rid of the rat problem. And make sure this vessel will not ever be able to fish again.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a kodiak boat.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of a ship.

Anonymous said...

What a suck-up move by Begich to curry the military vote.