Holy shit. Wait to guide it to port? Fuck that. Jump off your boat in the middle of the ocean, beat down the hatch, and can their ass.
I know! I asked my USCG friend about what they would do if they didn’t open the hatch and he said that they would use a torch to open it. These guys don’t mess!
You could hear the one guy say “that’s gonna be hard to get on.” Not for that dude!
Its just surfing right? Can we ask one of the Cali boys if they think they could pull it off? Nor?
Ohio, the greatest state in the Union!
True! I was also thinking it made bull riding look amateur :)
If you're looking at surfing experience then KBonay is your man.
I can get up on a surfboard OK and (still somehow) have good balance from wakeboarding and snowboarding, so I'd like to say I could jump on and ride it, especially with the curved tube to grab. Just need some decent grip. And stun grenades.
I’ll usually be the first person to throw some shade (that’s what the kids call it these days right?) at the coast guard because...well...it’s the coast guard. That being said that’s a pretty cool video. Only thing that would have made it better is dropping a frag in the hatch as soon as it opened (mostly, but not entirely, kidding).
So I asked my CG friend about that and he said that they did/would deploy a flash bang (is that the same as a frag?).
Thank God we have brave people to take care of us and try to keep drugs out. This sub had 16k pounds of cocaine aboard.
Also, Go Army! (our dad, grandpa, and cousins were/are all Army).
A flashbang is a (generally speaking outside of super rare instances) non-lethal grenade that creates a blinding flash and a disorienting concussion that is used primarily in breaching when concerned about loss of life (innocent or otherwise). A frag is a fragmentation grenade that is specifically designed to end lives.
Ohhhhh makes sense! Lol
Using a flashbang would definitely be the right answer unless the lives of the CG boarders were in danger, but a frag would send a stronger message lol
It would definitely get their attention... for a split second...
In this case a flash bang definitely would have been lethal... and that's probably not a bad thing...
"Come on, you sons of b!tches! Do you want to live forever?" -- Dan Daly, WWI
"Definitely would have been lethal"
Not necessarily. I worked at an energetics company that produced "stun grenades" for the Army by the truck load and observed the lot acceptance tests. Those diffusers do a pretty solid job of diffusing the pressure. I met a guy who accidentally released the spoon without the safety on it when he was assembling it and had it go off right in front of him.
I can see that but the pressure inside a sealed box would have made it 100x worse.
Contained, yes. Sealed, no. Either way it would be a shitty day any time a stun grenade goes off in front of you, especially inside a semi sub.
Killing them would have made it a better video? Different strokes.
Army is bum juice. Go Navy.
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my all time favorite LCT right there ^^
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Aina I ka Pono. The life of the land is preserved in righteousness. (Hawai'i state motto) Aloha nui kakou.
Thanks for the share!
On a serious note, good post OP. Our armed forces are amazing.
Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.
That seems like something from a movie. Badass stuff.
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
"The Hunt for Red October" meets "Clear and Present Danger".
mission is a go.... Execute!
All Glory is Fleeting
Did a joint tour and have some close CG friends. Awesome Americans.
Plus, my great uncle was a CG officer captaining a CG cutter in WWII. Died off the coast of Cape Hatteras while rescuing a torpedoed merchant ship when a hurricane hit. The merchant made it home. 2 CG cutters didn't along with a bunch of men.
You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!
What was the guy screaming over and over at the sub?
I don’t speak Spanish or Portuguese but I think it’s the equivalent of “pull over”. I think he was saying the word “stop”.
Somebody else prob knows better than me
Sounded like "Alto su barco ahora"
Which is "Stop your ship/boat now"
It sounded like he was auditioning to sing for Sepultura.
can anyone inside the sub really hear someone from the outside as they are cruising in the ocean?
So much for my Cocaine and stripper party.
Noon games suck
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I think I'll start a thread about this.
Price of a brick just went up.
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39,000 lbs of coke.
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I'm hoping someone with more knowledge of submarines can answer a questions for me. What is stopping the sub from just submerging?
stupidity of the traffickers? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Pretty sure the CG would have other means fro taking care of a submerged sub vs a surfacing one.
Everything that happens-good and bad-should motivate you to be persistent. ~JT
the sub may not have been constructed to take a deep dive or may have been equipped to stay under for an extended period
I read somewhere else that the sub wasn't constructed to stay submerged for long, before needing to surface. The traffickers surfaced, and that's when CG moved in.
What is stopping the sub from just submerging?
Shandy is not beer
It’s not actually a sub, it’s a semi-sub. So the majority of the vessel is below the water, but not designed to actually go under completely. I know nothing of it, or trafficking, but saw it on Narcos or some other Netflix doc (and I slept in a Holiday Inn Express.... once).
It's not a submarine, rather it seems to be a semi submersible that is designed to run real low in the water with perhaps just the conning tower sticking out, making it hard to detect. Given the need for secrecy, training a crew on how to operate a real submarine would risk discovery and interdiction. Having a vessel that basically handles like a surface craft but has very little exposure is a lot easier; and can carry a lot more drugs than a speedboat. I just wonder how they handle rough seas.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle and mutilate.
Has a diesel engine and I'm sure it has no way of generating oxygen for combustion.
Do they find subs on sonar?
In general, yes. There is both active and passive sonar. Passive is just listening, whereas active is sending out a ping to see what it bounces off of.
I presume the coast guard just uses active, since they have no need to hide from anything (which passive allows you to do when submerged). Plus, you can't hide a surface ship's engine noise very well anyway comparatively speaking.
* My knowledge comes mostly from Tom Clancy, but he was pretty accurate back in the 80's when writing about this stuff.
Wargor, you are one of my favorite posters here
Thanks. Dare I to ask why?
Stuff like this
Yes, many facets of appreciation:
2. Old liberal
3. Self-deprecating enough to disclose knowledge of topical specifics comes from Tom Clancy novels
4. Good sense of humor
1. Older, sonny boy. I'm older than Dennis, but I'm not Old.
2. I used to be much more conservative. "Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now"
3. I did say mostly. I studied up on weapon systems of the late cold war when I was in high school. Back when existential threats were really existential.
4. I do try to laugh when I can. My humor is rather dry at times, so I have to be careful with it in some settings.
They do. One advantage subs have is the ocean’s thermal characteristics. Temperature changes create layers where sharp changes occur, and sub can hide just below the layer since active sonar will tend to bounce off the layer. Passive sonar relies on hearing the sub, and boats have unique signatures that allow you to identify a specific boat in some cases. That’s why subs spend a lot of effort ensuring their are no “sound shorts” that transmit machinery noise (machinery is sound isolated) to the hull and thence to the ocean. I’ve had sonar report sounds emanating from our own boat, setting off a search for the culprit. It’s a fun game of cat and mouse between ASW and boats.
That being said, for all intents and purposes this is a surface contact.
Or, more correctly, a target...
Coast Guard has never gotten the credit it should. Bad ass is right. Admire those Coastguardsmen tremendously.
But, supply and demand is a natural law which will not abide.
Barney Fife lives, and he lives amongst us.
Can't believe pirates have submarines now. WTH??
If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die.
So they’re the reason prices keep going up? Assholes