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Old 08-10-2009, 04:59   #1
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Update on French Yacht "Tanit" (Victims of Piracy)

When the Lemacons – Chloe, Florent and their son Colin – were captured by Somali pirates during their sailing trip of a lifetime, it triggered a rescue mission that went disastrously wrong. For the first time Chloe talks about life on the boat (“Tanit”), the kidnapping – and the killing of her husband.

How Somali pirates hijacked the Lemašons's sailing trip of a lifetime ~ by Jason Burke ➥ How Somali pirates hijacked the Lema├žons's sailing trip of a lifetime | World news | The Observer

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This post is intended to provide an informational update, on the sad events previously discussed in French Yacht - 4 Crew Seized by Somali Pirates .
It’s not intended to rekindle the flames of that unruly debate.
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:35   #2
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Dunno what to say. I have a lot of oposing and conflicting thoughts, none of which provide an answer to either the problem of piracy or the alledged reasons for these people resorting to piracy.

Many parts of the world are unstable for travelers and yet we also face risks at home too.

Lets be careful out there
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Thanks Gord.. very well written and informative in so many ways.

There is little to add to a tragic event
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Hi Gord. Thanks for that.

Links to the official piracy reporting websites.:

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IMB Piracy Reporting Centre

Remember the old days before GPS? What did we use often? RDF Radio Direction Finders. So if you talk on the radio at sea you will increase the chance of being located.
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Well written.
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