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Old 23-02-2011, 01:39   #16
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Re: Suez, Red Sea and Yemen

Originally Posted by GordMay View Post
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Cruising sailors wanting to pass between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean have always had a fail-safe option, that of having your yacht shipped through the dangerous pirate zone. However, with the hijacking of the German freighter the Beluga Nomination, which was carrying a shipment of yachts, that option now seems less than secure also.
More ➥ : Yacht shipment hijacked by pirates, crew killed
At least on the transport ship your yacht is insured against acts of war and piracy and political/civil unrest. More than likely would not be covered by your regular insurance carrier if you tried sailing it. Or at least the shipping company that we are using to transport our yacht provides this coverage for the transit. No additional cost for the insurance.

More importantly, if our yacht is captured; we won't be.

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Well.... looks like trouble is coming to the Med now so all you guys better think of heading Nth.... in spite of the anti Gaddafi rebels insisting they don't want foreign troops on their soil both the UK and USA are now threatening military force...
this could just light the touch paper on the whole Nth Africa/Middle East situation...
Rethink your cruising plans both sides of the Suez Canal folks...
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