Warship Sinks Boat
'Filled with Infected'
Posted Feb. 2007
" To have to do this is a terrible
thing, The first rule of the sea is to rescue fellow souls."
its continuing efforts to stave off a mass emigration of infected African 'Boat
people', a Spanish frigate sank a small sailing vessel off
the coast of Gambia today.
tried to hail the vessel. Then warning shots were fired. The people
did not respond." said a Navel Spokesperson. "We then continued
to track the vessel for a further hour. It was maneuvering in an erratic
fashion. An attempt was made to draw near to it. Once it was clear that
all aboard were re animated, the decision was made to sink the vessel
with all aboard lost."
Spokesperson continued "This is the problem we face on a daily
basis. This is why we cannot simply rescue every vessel we see. It only
takes one infected to be on a boat filled with people in these cramped
conditions, and the virus can spread in minutes."
we escort every vessel back to Port to have the people quarantined and
checked out. It's a rare occasion when the whole boat has to be destroyed."
Please try to understand how traumatic this is for our sailors. The
first rule of the sea is to rescue fellow souls. To have to do this
is a terrible thing."