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Joyous return as crew
back from Honduras jail

St. Petersburg Times [FL], by Josh Boatwright

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/3/2014 10:50:29 AM

TARPON SPRINGS — It took more than 50 days and intervention by U.S. officials for the six-man of crew of Aqua Quest to finally be freed from a jail in a remote port in Honduras. The captain of the Tarpon Springs salvage ship, Robert Mayne, says he feels lucky. “For us, it was a brutal, difficult, long, slow procedure. Our friends in Honduras told us it was lighting quick. They generally never move that quick,” said Mayne, who was jailed on May 5 along with his crew on charges of smuggling weapons in the port town of Puerto Lempira. Others

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Our (excellent) congressman Gus Bilirakis was instrumental in getting these seamen sprung from their Honduran jail cells. Now what is going to be done for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, marooned in a Tijuana jail for, essentially, nothing. Obama didn´t help with freeing the crew of the Tarpon Springs boat either. What is he good for?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/3/2014 11:10:00 AM     (No. 9909663)

Anyone who sails the high seas ought to have a weapon onboard in case pirates attempt to shanghai your boat, kill you, and toss your body into the sea. Unfortunately, guns are illegal--never mind that they´re everywhere among the criminal classes--in most places. The Second Amendment doesn´t exist anywhere but here.

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