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Old 26-09-2008, 04:58   #1
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Flotilla: Red Sea to Seychelles

We will be sailing eastward through the "pirate stretch" towards the end of November 2008 and would be interested in forming a flotilla with other yachts. If you are doing something similar at a similar time, please contact me: yonatanpreminger (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
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GULF OF ADEN SUGGESTED WAY POINTS FOR TRANSIT

GULF OF ADEN
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In a notice to mariners received from Sean T. Connaughton of the US Maritime Administration (MARAD), suggested waypoints are given for vessels wanting to transit the area, as follows:

* 1. This MARAD advisory provides suggested waypoints for commercial vessels to transit the Gulf of Aden.

* 2. Marlo Bahrain sent a message on August 25th which stated that the Commander, U.S. Naval Central Command has directed the establishment of a Maritime Security Patrol Area (MSPA) in the Gulf of Aden.

* 3. FURTHERMORE, A force of Coalition Navy warships will patrol the AREA, and aircraft will fly in the airspace above. Commodore Bob Davidson (Canadian Navy), commander Combined Task Force 150, will command naval forces in the patrol area. The MSPA is being established in support of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) ongoing efforts. Coalition actions will give the IMO time to work international preventative efforts that will ultimately lead to a long-term solution. Coalition ships are in the area as part of our continual presence in this region. While they have conducted routine operations in the area in the past, the establishment of the MSPA will focus the efforts to counter destabilizing activities in the region and improve security while long-term initiatives mature.

* 4. Coordinates of suggested corridor through the Gulf of Aden:

Waypoint: 12 15N 045E

Waypoint: 12 35N 045E

Waypoint: 13 35N 049E

Waypoint: 13 40N 049E

Waypoint: 14 10N 050E

Waypoint: 14 15N 050E

Waypoint: 14 35N 053E


Waypoint: 14 45N 053E

* 5. Marlo Bahrain may be contacted at +973-3940-1395 or email: marlo.bahrain@me.navy.mil for regional information.

* 6. For further information regarding this advisory, contact:

Mr. Owen Doherty, Maritime Administration, Office of Security, CODE: MAR-420, ROOM W23-312, 1200 NEW JERSEY AVE, S.E., Washington, DC 20590,
Phone: 202-366-1883,
FAX: 202-366 -3954,
Email: owendoherty@dot.gov
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Old 22-10-2008, 04:03   #3
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"pirate stretch" towards the end of November 2008 and would be interested in forming a flotilla with other yachts. If
I wouldn't be interested in going with other yachts! LOL More like a big fat aircraft carrier

Gord is on the ball. I hear from a nicely placed source in the military that within a few weeks you might be able to ring on the 2-way and join a convoy. Worth seeing if this info is correct.


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Be carefull! We have travelled the piracy area and all I can say is, stay close (within 10 miles) of the yemen coast up untill Oman, than head south. Most of the attacks occur this year from Mukkalah north east.
look for detailed Piracy map on Noonsite, if you have any questions email us.
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oh yeah, fly one light (white) low only, use 2 watt on your radio, and convoys are easy to pick up from anywhere trhoughout the red sea as everyone is facing the dilemma. Look in Suez, Hurghada, Port Ghalib, and most likely Aden to hook up. Many boats there always.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:11   #6
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I live in Sana’a Yemen, and make fairly frequent road trips to Aden.
If you guys will be stopping in, let me know when, and I may be able to give some ground assistance if I’ll be in Aden.
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The year we transited the Gulf of Aden, we sailed straight up the middle of the Gulf, 70 miles from Somalia and 70 miles from Yemen. We only approached the Yemeni coast when we went into Aden for fuel.

The year we transited the Gulf of Aden, two yachts were attacked by pirates from Yemen. They were sailing only 28 miles off the coast of Yemen when they were attacked.

We paired off with one other yacht when we sailed through Pirate Alley. If you would like to see two video clips dealing with Pirate Alley, you can check out Episode 2: Pirate Alley and Episode 3: Welcome to the Wild West at the following URL:

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Those clips have actual recordings of people talking about getting attacked in Pirate Alley.

If I do another circumnavigation, I will do the same strategy and sail right up the middle of Pirate Alley not favoring either shore.
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I would strongly advice to stay close to the yemen coast! Look at the current situation which is very, V E R Y different this year from previous years. Look at the map and you will know why. The number of attacks have increased dramatically and 70 miles out is looking for trouble if you ask me.
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We are hoping to go through the red sea to Darwin in 09. Does anyone have information that could help or is anyone intending to do same. Kosta
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* 1. This MARAD advisory provides suggested waypoints for commercial vessels to transit the Gulf of Aden.

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Don't commercial vessels travel a bit faster than the average cruiser?
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* 4. Coordinates of suggested corridor through the Gulf of Aden:

Waypoint: 12 15N 045E

Waypoint: 12 35N 045E

Waypoint: 13 35N 049E

Waypoint: 13 40N 049E

Waypoint: 14 10N 050E

Waypoint: 14 15N 050E

Waypoint: 14 35N 053E


Waypoint: 14 45N 053E
Very kind of them to provide the pirates with the coordinates!
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:59   #12
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I have just completed another delivery,sailing from seychelles to the med via the gulf of aden.Going through the gulf you want to keep going.I refueled in salalah in oman.then stayed 1 mile outside the safe channel.I didnt use any lights radar or vhf from the seychelles untill well into the red sea.with the vhf my idea was if they hear you they will look for you.Note the safe channel or patrolled channel is being changed to give a wider route for shipping.A list of new weypoints can be found on noonsite.I stayed way over to 60deg in the indian ocean and still had a large fishing boat come and have a look this was nearly 600 miles off the coast.If you have a sat phone you can talk daily to the ukmto.for updates.
Another thing is everybody must speak to there insurers.as they may ad a clause for your route.one thing to consider is that the pirates are taking tankers for millions in ransom,and we are just very small yachts and not worth the same.
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Thank you for your info. How much would it be to have a 48foot yacht delivered to Singapore or Thialand? Approx woll do. Kosta
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Hi Kosta
Just a couple of questions ref delivery.where are you starting from,and what yacht is it.model make.delivery is priced by distance and time.
If you want to have a private conversation contact me on contact direct under my profile on the left
The other thing is are you coming along,this will help calculate crew required.
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I have been doing this from Turkey to Thailand recently. Contrary to what David believes I would not hold to the shipping lane. Depending on the yacht I would go much closer to the coast of Yemen, anywhere between 6 to 10 miles as the coast is very well guarded by Yemen Coast Guard. Further I would seek a (small) convoy of boats (always waiting in Aden, Mukallah or Red Sea). Most pirate attacks appear in and close to the shipping lane. (Look at the map on NOONSITE). If you need delivery, let me know. I have some options for you that might be interesting.
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