Cruise ship, 1 – Venezuelan Navy, 0

In what sounds like it could be an April Fools joke, a Venezuelan Navy offshore patrol vessel recently sank after ramming a cruise liner in the Caribbean Sea. The cruise ship, which had no passengers on board at the time and has a reinforced hull to sail through ice-filled waters, suffered only minimal damage in what the operating company, Columbia Cruise Services, has called an “act of aggression … in international waters.”
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12 Responses to Cruise ship, 1 – Venezuelan Navy, 0

  1. Tree Mike says:

    They don’t call places like Venezuela banana republics for nothing.

  2. mrgarabaldi says:

    The Comments at the end of that article are entertaining. I surmise that the Madero regime wanted to seize the ship and force the company to pay huge fines to get the ship back, state sponsored piracy.

  3. joe says:

    I would enjoy seeing a video of this. I found it to be pretty dang funny. Just the words “Venezuelan Navy” is pretty humorous.

  4. unclezip says:

    They did have passengers after rescuing the dumbass boat crew.

  5. Henk says:

    The poor starving people from socialist Venezuela were merely looking for food scraps.

  6. Timbo says:

    Just looking at the ripples in the hull of that Navy ship, it appears to be made out of 6 mm steel plate. Cheap bastards.

  7. Nemo says:

    Yet another sovereign navy ship captain doing stupid sh*t.

  8. p kerit says:

    This may be the funniest story so far in 2020. Thanks for the humor, Venezuela

  9. censusdesignatedplace says:

    “Chu sank my battlchip!”

  10. I wondered what happened to that Italian cruise ship skipper that sank his ship by hitting an island trying to impress a girl.

  11. Tennessee Budd says:

    “…sunk itself…”, did it?
    I reckon it’s an acceptable verb form, marginally, but I think I would say that it “sank itself” (or simply “sank”), & is now sunk.

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