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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:31
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Innovative drug runners

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...ed-a-submarine

Damned impressive, both the technology that the drug runners are using, and the gutsy way the US Coastguard boarded this submarine. Looks like the guy was definitely running on adrenaline.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:35
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That's where you need a limpit and then pull away and watch safely
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:40
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Narco-submarine are not exactly new actually.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 13:07
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Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post
Narco-submarine are not exactly new actually.
I'd heard of them before, but never before seen video footage of a self-propelled one underway. Looked to be pretty well-designed and built, with an impressive turn of speed, plus it looked surprisingly stable. Must be a heck of a lot of drug money R&D going in to developing these thing.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 14:35
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They probably couldn't hear the voice commands. I'd have thought banging on the hull with a lump hammer would have scared the living daylights out of the crew, enough to make them stop.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 16:55
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"That's where you need a limpit and then pull away and watch safely"
Just pop the hatch, toss in a grenade, close the hatch and disembark..... sorted, and no paperwork afterwards.

limpet is the normal spelling though.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 21:33
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This topic cannot be discussed here as it is sub judice.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 21:44
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 21:55
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Is it actually a sub, could it be completely submerged? It looks more like a semi sub, a drug tug perhaps.
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 00:34
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Originally Posted by hiflymk3 View Post
Is it actually a sub, could it be completely submerged? It looks more like a semi sub, a drug tug perhaps.
They are known as semi-submersible.
Run a snorkel and a hatch above water.
Bilge pumps, cargo compartments for weight and balance and buoyancy.
Scuttle valves to sink it rapidly when intercepted.
Designers with engineering degrees paid good money to built them in the jungle.
Crews are usually blackmailed “plata o plomo” fishermen with experience on the high seas.
Even if it costs a cool $1M to build one it’s nothing compared to the value of 8 metric tonnes of cocaine.
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How much to buy an old soviet diesel-electric sub and crew her, could one buy an old Kilo-class?
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That lid looks incredibly flimsy for a surface vessel, let alone a semi-sub.
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Old 13th Jul 2019, 11:37
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...ed-a-submarine

Damned impressive, both the technology that the drug runners are using, and the gutsy way the US Coastguard boarded this submarine. Looks like the guy was definitely running on adrenaline.
No bullhorn, but impressive footwear.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 01:43
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Originally Posted by TLDNMCL View Post
That lid looks incredibly flimsy for a surface vessel, let alone a semi-sub.
These are built for one time use and to be scuttled once the drugs are transferred to a surface vessel.
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