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Phyllis

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Pirate Attacks
« on: March 08, 2009, 02:41:30 PM »

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Re: Pirate Attacks
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 04:27:20 PM »
 :o  This is scary stuff - according to British cruise line adverts the cruise ships are supposed to be accompanied by naval vessels in that area.  QE2 had several escorts last year as she sailed to her final docking in Dubai. 
Reports of merchant ships being caught / boarded and ransomed are common but this is the first time I have seen a report about a cruise ship. Makes you wonder about cruising that area eh?
Found another report
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090305/tuk-pirates-target-1-000-brits-on-cruise-45dbed5.html
« Last Edit: March 08, 2009, 04:33:15 PM by teedam »

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Re: Pirate Attacks
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Re: Pirate Attacks
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 06:08:27 PM »
Unfortunately, this is not the first attempt on a cruise ship, last year year there were reports of attempts on Nautica and Athena.  Hapag Llyod was so concerned about MS Columbus making the trip that they disembarked the passengers at some point and flew them to meet the ship later.  Sad state.  :(  I also remember an attempt on one of the Seabourn ships a few years ago.


http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/africa/12/01/pirates.cruise.ship/index.html

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20081209/D94V8DSO0.html

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/11/05/somalia.pirates/index.html
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Re: Pirate Attacks
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 06:08:27 PM »