Thanks CLOD, but I don't need to read them!
Hopefully next time we are in the area it will all have settled down
Can I also point out people should carefully study the live pirate map and see the intersecting route
information from maldives
to Salalah where it intersects with commercial shipping route Asia
to IRTC. That precise intersection has had MANY attacks this year and last.
Also note how close many are to Aden. Thats one reason why we didnt stop in, and thats where we saw an attack occur. By the way, NONE of the 3 attempted hijackinigs during our transit are recorded on the map so there are MANY more than indicated.
Mon Mar 29 2010
10nm off Yemen coast
29.03.2010: Posn: 10nm off Aden port, Gulf of Aden.
Armed pirates boarded and hijacked a Ro-Ro vessel underway. They took hostage 24 crewmembers and are now sailing the vessel towards Somali coast. Further report awaited.