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Old 28-02-2011, 09:20   #1
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Danish Yacht Taken by Pirates

I have very little information on this at the moment. I'll try to post more when I can get some verifiable news.

There's a report that a Danish sailing vessel was taken by pirates on Thursday last.

There are seven people on board, and several of them appear to be children.

I'll post more when I get it.

What I know is the boat is Danish flagged, it was captured Thursday, and it was somewhere near Somalia - but no coords or anything yet. Also don't know the name of the vessel.
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

Ok. wow. Just found something....

FoxNews.com - Somali Pirates Capture Danish Ship With Seven on Board


Somali Pirates Capture Danish Ship With Seven on Board


Published February 28, 2011
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COPENHAGEN – Somali [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]pirates[/COLOR][/COLOR] seized a Danish yacht with seven people on board, including three children, the Danish foreign ministry said Monday.


The ship was captured while traveling through the Indian Ocean, AFP reported.


It is now being sailed toward Somalia, the Ministry told the wire service.



Read more: FoxNews.com - Somali Pirates Capture Danish Ship With Seven on Board
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

Sorry, I didn't even have that a few moments ago. I got word from one of our counter-intelligence guys. I've got calls in to them to see if they can get me more data.
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

Crazy stuff!

Kids too!
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

How tragic! Children on board.
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At least the Danish aren't threatened directly as Americans are right now. The threats from the pirates indicate they will kill any and all Americans they find from now on.

It would behoove Americans to remain out of those waters at pretty much all costs.

I'm still working with a couple of friends to get more information - but most of what we can see I can't post. sorry.

When I get open source stuff, I'll let you know.
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Enough! Please anyone, everyone instead of turning this into a debate about captains decisions, carry or don't, milatary intervention or anchor type... call, email send letters to your government officials. remember that the squey wheel gets the grease!
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

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At least the Danish aren't threatened directly as Americans are right now. The threats from the pirates indicate they will kill any and all Americans they find from now on.

It would behoove Americans to remain out of those waters at pretty much all costs.

I'm still working with a couple of friends to get more information - but most of what we can see I can't post. sorry.

When I get open source stuff, I'll let you know.
i thought the danes did a blowing away of some somalian pirats within the past coupla years-- wouldnt that make them just as vulnerable to horrors unspeakable as the usa citizenry?? it isnt from where you come to these guys-- it is how much money and publicity they can get-- with kids in a boat from a nation which did damage to their brethren, it seems to me that the danes are in the SAME situation as is usa with these piratical scum. thankyou.
doesnt matter from what nation one sails--indian ocean is not a safe place nor has it been for decades.
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

Were anything to happen to the children I think the world's outrage would finally be enough to take serious measures. I hope the pirates understand this.

I know what I would do were I in charge of a large country with a large military, but I would rather not say so as not to stir the pot.
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Sorry, I didn't even have that a few moments ago. I got word from one of our counter-intelligence guys. I've got calls in to them to see if they can get me more data.
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While I appreciate the effort to get information out to the sailing public, do you think it's appropriate for you(or 'our counter-intel guys) to leak and then post any information on a public forum? Seems like ANY information derived from sources other than 'official' statements at this point is not very prudent. Remember, there are 7 lives on the line and us knowing what's going on right now doesn't help them one bit. Shouldn't their lives be the priority right now? The pirates have sat-phones, you don't think they have the internet? Loose lips......
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to leak and then post any information on a public forum? Seems like ANY information derived from sources other than 'official' statements at this point is not very prudent.
Its in the news.

somali pirates - Google News

50 articles quoting the Danish Government.

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Pirates have hijacked a sailboat with four Danish adults and three children on board in the Indian Ocean, a Danish news agency reported Monday.
Citing Danish Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Charlotte Slente, the Ritzau news agency said the hijacking happened on Thursday and that the boat is now heading toward Somalia.
4 adults, 3 kids on boat hijacked near Somalia - World news - Africa - Somalia - msnbc.com
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While I appreciate the effort to get information out to the sailing public, do you think it's appropriate for you(or 'our counter-intel guys) to leak and then post any information on a public forum?
He hasn't posted anything except a link to a Fox News story, despite his claims to some sort of ties to the intelligence community.
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While I appreciate the effort to get information out to the sailing public, do you think it's appropriate for you(or 'our counter-intel guys) to leak and then post any information on a public forum? Seems like ANY information derived from sources other than 'official' statements at this point is not very prudent. Remember, there are 7 lives on the line and us knowing what's going on right now doesn't help them one bit. Shouldn't their lives be the priority right now? The pirates have sat-phones, you don't think they have the internet? Loose lips......
Actually... I didn't "leak" anything. Leaks are leaks when you let out classified information. I have not done such a thing. Chill out.

Here's the OFFICIAL news release as posted by Fox a few moments ago:

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Pirates Reportedly Hijack Danish Boat With Three Children on Board


Published February 28, 2011
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Pirates reportedly have hijacked a Danish sailboat with four adults and three children on board.


The ship was hijacked Thursday while traveling through the Indian [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]Ocean[/COLOR][/COLOR] and is now on its way to Somalia, Denmark's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Charlotte Slente told DR News, a national TV News channel in Denmark.


A Danish couple, their three children and two technicians were on board the sailboat, DR News reported.


Navy Operational Command started investigating immediately after receiving a distress signal from the Danish boat, Slente said.


All relatives of those on board the boat have been informed of the events and are in close contact with the Danish authorities, Slente told the station.


"This is a very difficult situation - even to relatives. Not least because there are children involved, and therefore we are asking the Danish media about being gentle on the relatives, " she said.


For security reasons the Ministry would not supply any further details on the missing passengers, DR News reported.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/02...#ixzz1FH6HYGrN
Note the stuff in RED.

I suggest you not make assumptions either about me, or what I post. You can rest absolutely assured I will not, did not, and do NOT "leak" information. The folks I work with give me what I need that is within all of our legitimate scope of daily business.

I believe I've probably been doing this a lot longer than you have.
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Re: Danish Yacht taken by Pirates

OK, can we PLEASE keep this thread on topic, about the actual subject, and avoid:

1) discussions on arming or not arming

2) discussions on where mistakes were made in the past (or not made)

3) anything else that would make the mods want to close the thread.

Let's just keep it to the topic at hand.

P.S. As big as CF is, it would not surprise me if certain folks in certain places might be keeping an eye on these topics...
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At least the Danish aren't threatened directly as Americans are right now. The threats from the pirates indicate they will kill any and all Americans they find from now on.
Any source from above quote...First I've heard of it.
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