This is coolbert:
Consider this a first for me. An incident from the era of the Vietnam War I was totally unaware of.
HIPPIES RUN AMOK? MUTINEERS. HIJACKERS. PIRATES. KIDNAPPERS. ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE?
As extracted from the Internet web site History.com and thanks to same.
"Get the facts on six of history’s most ferocious naval rebellions."
AMERICAN MERCHANT SEAMEN HIJACK A VESSEL CARRYING WAR MUNITIONS AS A PROTEST?
"One of the only shipboard mutinies in American history occurred during the Vietnam War. In Mar 1970 two merchant marines named Clyde McKay and Alvin Glatkowski held their captain at gunpoint and commandeered the supply ship Columbia Eagle. Abandoning most of the crew in lifeboats, the two hijackers changed course and steered toward the neutral nation of Cambodia. After arriving in the port of Sihanoukville, the mutineers informed authorities that they had seized the ship and its cargo of 10,000 tons of napalm as an act of protest"
Lurid headlines as describing the mutiny at the time.
* That amount of military munitions as carried by the Columbia Eagle stupendous. Worst case would be a catastrophic explosion with the same force as a tactical nuclear weapon.
* One pirate/hijacker/mutineer/kidnapper repatriated to the USA. Served a prison sentence. The other participant his fate very grim indeed.
Form of protest? You the devoted reader to the blog must decide for yourself.
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