Originally Posted by hoppy
Anyone seen this advisory from of all places, the Marshall Islands about ISIS in the Med
It's a bit hard to take seriously when EU & US authorities have not issued such an advisory.
The reason this has come from the Marshall Islands is likely due to that nation's increasing popularity as a 'Flag of Convenience' state for large yachts... Right up there with the Cayman Islands
, St Vinvent, etc, it's amazing how many large yachts I'm seeing these days sporting the home port of Bikini, or Jaluit... It's not just yachts, of course, the DEEPWATER HORIZON oil
rig which blew up in the Gulf of Mexico
a few years ago was of Marshall Islands registry...
I don't know, this advisory doesn't sound all that implausible, to me... A large yacht could certainly be an appealing target for such a group, and despite the security
measures taken on most large yachts, many might still be relatively 'soft targets', in the end...