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Old 25-09-2014, 04:43   #16
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

23.03.2014: 0630 UTC: Posn: 13:18N – 042:52E, Red Sea.
Five skiffs with three persons in each approached a chemical tanker underway at high speed. Master raised the alarm, crew mustered, fire pump activated and the on board armed security team took their position. Ladders were noticed in two skiffs as they closed to a distance of 1nm from the tanker. The security team immediately fired one rocket flare towards the skiffs and showed their weapons resulting in the skiffs aborting their approach.
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07.03.2014: 1630 UTC: Posn: 14:20N – 053:19E, Gulf of Aden.
Three skiffs chased and approached a Ro-Ro ship underway. Master raised the alarm, contacted the UKMTO and broadcast a Mayday message. All non-essential crewmembers mustered in the citadel, and vessel took anti-piracy preventive measures as per BMP4. The on board armed security team fired three red flares when the skiffs closed to the ship resulting in the skiffs aborting the approach. A military helicopter and a warship came to the location to assist.
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

13.02.2014: 1430 UTC: Posn: 01:07N - 044:34E, 32nm East of Barawe, Somalia.
Five persons armed with guns chased and fired upon a Ro-Ro vessel underway. The on board armed security team returned fire and after around 20 minutes the persons aborted the attempt and moved away. On deck containers sustained minor bullet hole damage. Vessel and crew safe.
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08.02.2014: 0420 UTC: Posn: 12:24N – 043:32E, Gulf of Aden.
Twelve pirates in three skiff approached a general cargo ship under way. The skiffs approached at high speed from the port and starboard side and closed to around 500 meters from the ship. Possible ladder identified in a skiff. Alarm raised, authorities informed, crew mustered in the citadel and flares fired in the direction of the skiff. As the skiffs continued to approach the private armed security fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs stopping and aborting the approach.
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17.01.2014: 1804 UTC: Posn: 15:06N – 054:23E (Around 115nm South of Salalah, Oman), Off Somalia.
Pirates in a skiff, launched from a mother vessel, approached and fired upon a product tanker underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed, altered course, activated SSAS, contacted UKMTO and the non-essential crew members mustered in the citadel. The on board armed security team returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting the attack. A coalition helicopter came to the location to assist.
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

get the idea! the pirates are still out there,but being foiled by armed security teams,and the higher speed of vessels involved.

yachts however don't have that luxuary,and are nice easy soft targets for the MANY pirates still out there.
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

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I belive Jimmy cornell sailing odessy adventure flotilla is sailing through the Red Sea into the med in 2015
He might...or he might not. The website shows that route but there is nothing definite about plans for the Odyssey route through Red Sea. That decision will be made later. They likely will go SA route; but, again, no decision has been made yet. We spoke with Jimmy about this ourselves.

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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

I am willing to bet they go through there
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I am willing to bet they go through there
and also not get attacked,i will put a case of beer on that wager
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I will donate 1000 to your charity of choice if they don't if they do 2 cases of beer

Deal or no deal
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I will donate 1000 to your charity of choice if they don't if they do 2 cases of beer

Deal or no deal
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

Oh I drink VB too that's victoria bitter. I will enjoy
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

Consult Pilot Charts. I know part of the year it is an upwind bash. Boats lose forestays, etc. You won't be comfortable in a Bene.

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Oh I drink VB too that's victoria bitter. I will enjoy
no worries,1000 will buy 2 boxes,enough for 16 people to have shelter after a disaster...you can even put your name on the boxes
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No longer in a bene I have all the creature comforts and 2 able daughters to keep yacht going in right direction
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