Monthly Archives: July 2009
Of interest is the comment about the under-reporting of incidents – is this common? http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-07-30-1/viewAs reported by Sail-World.com Pirates strike on the AmazonWed, 29 Jul 2009 When New Zealand’s revered Sir Peter Blake was killed by pirates in 2001 on the Amazon River, it was thought to be a one-off experience, but yachts thinking of … Continue reading
A few varied posts for you today… 1) From one of my ‘competitors’ up the road, a good reminder for us all.Updating Your Vessel Security Plan By Jason Knowles, President, Hard Target Security Grouphttp://www.dockwalk.com/Essentials/HotTopics.aspx?id=25896 2) Dryden attackers sentenced to 60 years (Rio Dulce news)http://riodulcechisme.com/ 3) Pirates in other places than SomaliaPirates of the Amazon – … Continue reading
http://www.madmariner.com/voyages/cruising/story/PIRATE_ATTACKS_ON_YACHTS_072009_YC?page=0%2C0 Overall, a good article. Some of the advice I disagree with – every situation will call upon the mariner to make his own choices. If it is piracy directed towards a commercial vessel – going along with the pirates may be a good thing (motivation is the cargo/vessel, not a personal issue). If it … Continue reading
Recent Yacht Attacks in Dominica – Offenders Caught Referrer Page: http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-05-25-1Subject: Recent Attacks on yachts in DominicaMessage:With regard to the recent attack on yachts in Dominica, I am happy to say I have heard from Cabrits Dive that the two main offenders have been caught tried and sent to jail for 2 years for that … Continue reading
Formerly hi-jacked Yacht-Sailors arrive safely in Yemen –http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-07-21-3/view A reminder not all the people in these areas are pirates and thieves. The minority seems to get all the press.