Saturday, May 10, 2008
Suicide Divers - It was Only a Matter of Time!
Sri Lankan Rebels (Tamil Tigers) have sunk a 213' ship using a suicide diver, according to this report from BBC News. The rebels claim it was a munitions ship. Sri Lankan authorities haven't said what the ship was carrying.
I can't recall any suicide dive attacks prior to this one but that doesn't mean there haven't been any or that people aren't looking for them.
The embedded video shows a Sri Lankan patrol boat machine gunning and blowing up what they say was a LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) terrorist gun ship delivering weapons and explosives.
The incident took place 185 nautical miles off 'Dondra Point'-Matara, on Feb. 28, 2007. The Navy fired warnings shots in the air to halt the terrorist gun ship and then fired for effect when the terrorosts retaliated by firing mortars at the patrol boat.
Posted by seabgb at 5:10 AM