Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2011, 06:54   #1
Registered User
 
dochueb's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia 44
Posts: 61
Danish Crew Freed !

Good news.

Hopefully link works...

DHhttp://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/09...est=latestnews
__________________

__________________
dochueb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 07:12   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
atoll's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: gettin naughty on the beach in cornwall
Boat: 63 custom alloy sloop,macwester26,prout snowgoose 37 elite catamaran!
Posts: 9,311
Images: 75
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

link works fine,good news,guess they will be looking for a delivery crew now to pick up the yacht...........
__________________

__________________
my catamaran building project updates http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...36#post2502136
atoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 07:17   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: Nassau 42 SV Ceol Mor
Posts: 789
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

Fantastic news! I wonder why they aren't releasing details though...
__________________
S/V Ceol Mor
42 Nassau Undergoing refit in Kemah, Tx
Our little blog has moved: www.theceolmors.blogspot.com
Mimsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 07:30   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Africa
Boat: Nothing yet
Posts: 48
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

Question. Can you get insurance against the event you're kidnapped by pirates? Are there insurance companies that will pay out a ransom and how do they govern how much?
__________________
Hayden

Life is like a poker game. If you don't win, you lose.
Still Hopefull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 08:23   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,583
Images: 240
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

The website SomaliReport.com said Wednesday it had been told by a pirate source that the seven Danes had been put on a small boat at 8 a.m. local time, and that the source believed a $3 million US ransom had been paid. None of this could be confirmed, it said.

http://www.somaliareport.com/index.p...tages_Released
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 08:26   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,152
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

Insurance companies do pay out ransoms for captured ships. It has increased the premiums that carriers pay.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 08:36   #7
Registered User
 
lorenzo b's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Panama
Boat: Steel trawler 63' Eileen Farrell
Posts: 961
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

More like Danish Crew buys their freedom. Handing over your wallet to someone with a gun to your head is not a cause for celebration.
__________________
lorenzo b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 09:58   #8
Registered User
 
dochueb's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia 44
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenzo b
More like Danish Crew buys their freedom. Handing over your wallet to someone with a gun to your head is not a cause for celebration.
Going home to my family vs dying in some Somali $h*thole would be a cause for celebration in my book...regardless of my wallet status.
__________________
dochueb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 10:20   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,117
Re: Danish Crew Freed!

This is not a JUDGEMENT--just a passing thought.
Its good if you have the ability to raise $3 million
__________________
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2011, 23:13   #10
Registered User
 
dochueb's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Boat: Fountaine Pajot Helia 44
Posts: 61
Very interesting (and disturbing) responses from some.


Seems to me that it can only be considered good news that this family (with their children) are now

FREE

vs.

dead or still in captivity...

(...even if they might be evil rich people.)


DH
__________________
dochueb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 03:39   #11
Registered User
 
dirkdig's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Geelong,Australia
Boat: Lagoon 440 Pathfinder
Posts: 838
Great to see they are free.
When are the good guys going to get serious and send a few big bombs to take care of the pirates?
__________________

__________________
dirkdig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crew

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew Question: Logistics Pleione General Sailing Forum 5 24-06-2011 20:31
S/V 'Panache' Crew Abandons Ship CharlieCobra Cruising News & Events 111 30-11-2008 10:09



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.