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Stealth Zone Information (+Video Update)

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As part of the anti-piracy measures introduced for Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi and Leg 3 to Sanya, China the boats will enter a ‘Stealth Zone’ on their way to the secret safe haven port. Race organisers have introduced a series of security measures because of the threat of pirates operating in […]

Stealth Zone Information (+Video Update) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3393

December 21st, 2011 | Posted in Piracy,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Anti-piracy plan revealed

At the pirate briefing during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Cape Town stopover. - PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race has revealed its anti-piracy plan, which will see the fleet transported by armed heavy lift ship from an undisclosed Safe Haven Port in the Indian Ocean and resume racing from a set-down point along the Sharjah coastline in the northern Emirates, within a day’s sailing of the Leg 2 finish in […]

Anti-piracy plan revealed http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3294

December 10th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Somalia Piracy Hostage: Interview with a Victim

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“At the moment of the attack there were 78 people onboard and 1 million barrels of crude oil. I cannot imagine what could have happened if we did not surrender to the pirates. Human lives endangered and disastrous pollution; they had over 100kg of C4 explosive in one of the speed boats.” Piracy off the coast of […]

Somalia Piracy Hostage: Interview with a Victim http://en.nauticwebnews.com/3030

November 15th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Skippers applaud anti-piracy course changes in Volvo Ocean Race

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After taking advice from marine safety experts and the sport’s governing body, on both the legs from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi and from Abu Dhabi to Sanya, the fleet will no longer sail through an East African corridor in the Indian Ocean. Instead, the boats will race to an undisclosed ‘safe haven’ port, before […]

Skippers applaud anti-piracy course changes in Volvo Ocean Race http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2136

August 20th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy,Regattas,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

VOR: Piracy threat forces race route change (+Video)

Foto Gabriele Olivo/Equipo Telefonica | Jordi Calafat at the main and Bouwe Bekking at the helm. Ericsson 4 and Ericsson 3 on the horizon, at the start of leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The escalating piracy problem in the Indian Ocean has forced organisers of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 to redraw the routes for the second and third legs. The boats were due to have sailed through an East African corridor in the Indian Ocean on the second leg from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi and again […]

VOR: Piracy threat forces race route change (+Video) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/2124

August 18th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy,Regattas,Regattas with Picture,Volvo Ocean Race | Read More »

Chinese general says: attack pirate bosses on land

The international community needs to attack pirate leaders on land and not just their ships, a top Chinese general said on Wednesday, in the latest call for a bolder response to hijackings at sea. “For counter-piracy campaigns to be effective, we should probably move beyond the ocean and crash their bases on the land,” said […]

Chinese general says: attack pirate bosses on land http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1122

May 22nd, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Pirate ships must be sunk: BBC report

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The coalition government has been told by industry chiefs – who have been in secret talks with the military – that Somali mother ships carrying gangs of pirates must be sunk even if it means hostages are killed with them. The shocking news was revealed in a BBC Radio 4 report by Tom Mangold, broadcast […]

Pirate ships must be sunk: BBC report http://en.nauticwebnews.com/899

April 15th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Sunseeker Yacht Evades Pirate Attack En-Route to Dubai Boat Show

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With the Dubai Boat Show having drawn to a close, news has emerged that the cargo freighter transporting a 30m Sunseeker to the show narrowly escaped an ambush by Somalian Pirates. PSP Worldwide Logistics was the company responsible for shipping the 30m Sunseeker to the 2011 Dubai Boat Show. On the way to the event, […]

Sunseeker Yacht Evades Pirate Attack En-Route to Dubai Boat Show http://en.nauticwebnews.com/774

March 21st, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Somali Piracy Hits America

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The murder earlier this week by their captors of four United States citizens aboard the SV Quest, a yacht hijacked last Friday off the coast of Oman, brought home to America the increasing toll of the ongoing piracy off the coast of Somalia. The four victims—yacht owners Scott and Jean Adam of Marina del Rey, […]

Somali Piracy Hits America http://en.nauticwebnews.com/676

February 25th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

American Sailors Killed During Negotiations

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Four American cruisers killed after their boat was hijacked Four American sailors aboard a hijacked yacht, S/V Quest, were shot and killed by their pirate captors on Tuesday near Somalia. The shootings occurred as U.S. forces were negotiating for the release of hostages Jean and Scott Adam, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle. Four Navy warships […]

American Sailors Killed During Negotiations http://en.nauticwebnews.com/669

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Kidnapped sailors shot dead by pirates

We reported earlier on http://en.nauticwebnews.com/?p=657 Four Americans kidnapped by Somali pirates from their yacht last Friday have all been shot dead. A US warship was trailing the yacht as it was escorted into port, when the crew heard gunfire at around 0600 GMT today. Military forces boarded the boat, killing two pirates in the process, […]

Kidnapped sailors shot dead by pirates http://en.nauticwebnews.com/661

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

American yachtsmen held hostage by pirates

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Sources have reported this morning that Quest has been attacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean, and her crew of 4 Americans are currently being held hostage. From The Boston Globe: Somali pirates have hijacked the yacht of an American couple who traveled the world handing out Bibles, and the US government said yesterday it […]

American yachtsmen held hostage by pirates http://en.nauticwebnews.com/657

February 19th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Norwegian Shipowner says: shoot the pirates

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A 79-year-old veteran of Norway’s shipping industry thinks the international community and his own country are being much too kind in their dealings with today’s sea pirates off Somalia. He wants to shoot them on the spot. Shipowner Jacob Stolt-Nielsen is recommending extreme measures to deal with sea pirates off Somalia. Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, patriarch of […]

Norwegian Shipowner says: shoot the pirates http://en.nauticwebnews.com/641

February 16th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

Navy turns down request for pirate protection

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Britain’s Royal Navy has rejected a request by a cruising couple to give a convoy of around 30 yachts escort to the start of the Gulf of Aden, Salalah. Dutch cruising sailors Rene and Edith Tiemessen, who previously sailed with kidnapped sailors Paul and Rachel Chandler, have organised a rally/convoy from Thailand to Turkey and appealed for help from the British Navy several months ago.

Navy turns down request for pirate protection http://en.nauticwebnews.com/605

February 12th, 2011 | Posted in News,Piracy | Read More »

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