Originally Posted by tominny
If anything a yacht flotilla probably makes a more likely radar
and visual sight target.
I agree. Our convoy of 26 boats streatching over a nautical mile was a joke. An obscene breach of safety
in every way. My only safety
was being better at defending ourselves than most of the other boats so i would have been on of the later ones taken.
Originally Posted by AndytheSailor
stay at least 20-25 miles off shore and if possible don't show any lights at night.
Not any distance off shore! You need to stay in the IRTC International Recognised Transit Corridor. That is the ONLY area patrolled by navy
ships. They are have set area to patrol and can not, MUST not leave their posts. They are even reluctant to send their helicopters out of their bounds because they are intregal to patrolling their ouw sector.
Sailing boats are asked to use the wide buffer zone between the two traffic lanes. This is good because thats where the navy
ships patrol. Pirates dont normally hang around in the buffer zone but keep tabs from outside the IRTC... So hopefully, as the lanes are 5 miles wide, a sailing boat
should not be seen.
Our convoy didn't use the Corridor
as they wanted to go 10nms off the Yemen coast. Laughable and unsafe.
Anyone intending to do it better really know their stuff and have a death wish...