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Old 23-02-2011, 20:50   #46
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Re: Dutch Couple Demands Escort Through Pirate Area !

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my understanding bill is that the TTT rally is still active though depleted in numbers

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The leader of the TTT rally is sitting in the marina in Cochin with boat problems -- less than 100 meters from us. There are no other participants of the TTT rally present with him. We had heard there are 4 or 5 boats still willing to proceed with the rally, but none of those are in Cochin with their leader.

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Re: Dutch Couple Demands Escort Through Pirate Area !

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Who pays for the escort of the commercial ships? The companies, alone, or do taxpayers of the involved countries foot part of the bill for salaries, wear & tear on the ships, etc.? If the Dutch taxpayers are on the hook for some of the costs then I'll be controversial & back the cruisers' demands.
Their underwriters pay. The ship owners are paying higher rates as well, which is passed on to the cargo owners which is passed on to the consumer.
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The current EU commander of the Eu naval task force in the area has said that he believes the area is not now safe for yachts and he had concerns about the safety of several yacht rallies that are passing through.

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