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Old 25-09-2014, 03:33   #1
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Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

Greetings,

I am "Thinking" of sailing from Dubai to the Med in the second quarter of 2015 to relocate my boat to Turkey, which I have not done before and would like to seek your thoughts on this.

Shipping is not an option as the cost is very high.

Also, I am not sure about the piracy situation as very little news is out there on the subject.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

My boat is a beneteau 45, it should be relatively comfortable for the trip.

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Old 25-09-2014, 03:58   #2
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

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Greetings,

I am "Thinking" of sailing from Dubai to the Med in the second quarter of 2015 to relocate my boat to Turkey, which I have not done before and would like to seek your thoughts on this.

Shipping is not an option as the cost is very high.

Also, I am not sure about the piracy situation as very little news is out there on the subject.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

My boat is a beneteau 45, it should be relatively comfortable for the trip.

Lootah Regards
look at sailing round the cape of good hope.
I have done the trip 7 times but would not consider it at the moment.
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Old 25-09-2014, 04:00   #3
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

I belive Jimmy cornell sailing odessy adventure flotilla is sailing through the Red Sea into the med in 2015
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I belive Jimmy cornell sailing odessy adventure flotilla is sailing through the Red Sea into the med in 2015
good for them,will jimmy cornell be in the lead boat,we need a few guinea pigs as cannon fodder,being taken as a hostage,will really be the crowning moment for jimmy
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Ah there is now a lot more patrol boats there a private military company has been hired and has deployed 8 high speed 70ft patrol boats along ( bit like Mchales navy if you see them ) with 2 supply vessels paid for I think through nato/ and shipping company's plus there are another 4 usa navel cruisers in that area now
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

Blue planet odyssey Jimmy cornell sailing through Red Sea jan 2016
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

18.08.2014: 1030 UTC: Posn: 12:52.6N – 043:14.2E, Bab El Mandeb Strait, Red Sea.
While underway a bulk carrier noticed four skiffs at a distance of 1.5nm. A possible mother vessel was also noticed at a distance of around 4nm. As the skiffs approached the vessel, the Master raised the alarm, increased speed, commenced evasive manoeuvres and non-essential crew mustered near the citadel. At a distance of around 0.5nm the on board armed security team noticed a ladder in a skiff with six persons onboard and they raised their weapons resulting in the skiffs aborting the approach and moving away.
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20.08.2014: 0630 UTC: Posn: 12:48.1N – 043:14.2E, Bab El Mandeb, Red Sea.
Six persons in a skiff approached a tanker underway. As the skiff closed to a distance of 0.2nm the Master raised the alarm, increased speed, activated fire hoses, non-essential crew mustered in a safe room and on board armed security team took positions on bridge wings. As the alarm was raised the skiff altered course and moved away. No weapons or ladders sighted. No fishing equipment sighted.
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23.07.2014: 1440 UTC: Posn: 12:33N – 043:27E, Around 5nm SxE of Mayyun Island, Bab El Mandeb, Red Sea.
A tanker underway in a narrow part of the Bab el Mandab observed a suspicious looking vessel on a converging course. As this closed to a distance of 1nm a skiff appeared from behind the suspicious vessel and approached the tanker at high speed. As the skiff closed to a distance of 0.5nm from the tanker the Master raised alarm, increased speed, activated fire hoses, non-essential crew mustered in a safe room and the on board armed security team showed their weapons resulting in the skiff altering its course parallel to the tanker and then slowly falling back. No weapons or ladders were sighted.
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02.05.2014: 2145 UTC: Posn: 15:45N – 041:26E, Red Sea.
Two suspicious skiffs doing 15 knots approached a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed, altered course, activated fire hoses, fired rocket flares and non-essential crew members mustered in the citadel. When the skiffs closed to a distance of two cables from the ship, the on board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs moving away.
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

17.04.2014: 0700 UTC: Posn: 12:24N –043:42E, Gulf of Aden.
Five armed pirates in a skiff approached a bulk carrier underway. Alarm raised, all crew mustered, fire hoses activated and vessel increased speed. Flares fired but the skiff continued it's approach. At a distance of 0.15nm a ladder was sighted and the armed security team onboard showed their weapons resulting in the skiff aborting and moving away.
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057-14 14.04.2014: 1230 UTC: Posn: 12:25N – 043:43E, Gulf of Aden.
Seven pirates in a white-blue coloured skiff armed with an RPG approached an oil tanker underway. Master raised alarm, sounded ship’s whistle, activated fire hoses and fired two parachute rockets. The armed security team onboard noticed a ladder on the skiff and showed their weapons resulting in the skiff aborting the approach and moved away.
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056-14 13.04.2014: 0441 UTC: Posn: 13:58.9N – 055:32.3E (Around 106nm NE of Socotra Island, Yemen), Off Somalia.
Four pirates in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed and the non-essential crew members mustered in the citadel. As the skiff closed in to four cables the onboard security team noticed a ladder and fired a warning shot resulting in the skiff aborting the approach and moving away.
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05.04.2014: 0832 UTC: Posn: 20:15.00N – 059:02.30E, Around 15nm East of Masirah Island, Oman.
Two skiffs and a dhow approached a Ro-Ro cargo ship underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed, sounded ship’s whistle and the non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. The onboard armed security team fired warning shots but as the skiffs continued their approach at a distance of 0.25nm the armed team fired more warning shots resulting in the skiffs aborting the approach and moving away.
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Re: Sailing to the Med thru Red Sea 2nd quarter 2015

Yeah, the time to go through is late January or February.
There may be a convoy leaving Salalah in Oman.

Dunno if I would want to do it again unless with Jimmy Cornel.
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A lot of the tankers/ gargo/cruise ships pick up ex military armed guards from a supply vessel to provide armed protection it's a uk/ Irish company
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05.04.2014: 1215 UTC: Posn: 12:35.5N – 043:26.0E, Bab El Mandeb, Red Sea.
Five persons in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway. Master raised alarm, altered course and the non-essential crew members mustered in a safe room. The onboard armed security team noticed a ladder when the skiff closed in to 0.3nm and a warning shot was fired resulting in the skiff aborting the approach and moving away.
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30.03.2014: 1415 LT: Posn: 26:24.4N – 056:41.8E, Around 8nm ENE of Musandam Island, Oman.
Six persons in a skiff armed with machine gun approached a tanker underway and fired twice towards the accommodation and bridge. Master raised alarm and mustered all crew. Fire pump activated and vessel altered course. Upon hearing the alarm the persons aborted the attempted attacked and moved away.
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