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After Monsoon Season Somali Pirates Are Ready as Ever to Attack

Somali pirates are preparing for a new raiding season, taking advantage of the calmer seas after the monsoon period as their ties with Islamist rebels come under closer scrutiny. The end of the monsoon also heralds the season for brave … Continue reading

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West Africa Home to Copycat Pirates: Avoid It!

One of the joys of sailing is the freedom to go where you want when you want. While all sensible cruising sailors are now recognizing the western Indian Ocean as too dangerous to sail, the latest reports also suggest that … Continue reading

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Take a Cue from the VOR when it Comes to Cruising Pirate Alley

While we aren’t thrilled with the idea that this ’round the world race is going to transport the sailors for a portion of it, we are definitely in agreement that cruisers should be taking a lesson from this decision and … Continue reading

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Is Private Escort Through Pirate Territory Really an Option?

We received an email on March 10th from Nancy and Burger Zapf, s/v Halekai, who are currently in Phuket, Thailand looking to make their way to the Med. Like many (and as they should be), they are wary of making … Continue reading

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Dockwise Offering Additional Transit from SE Asia to Med

According to noonsite.com, Dockwise Yacht Transportation has added additional sailings between Singapore and Phuket and the Mediterranean, one in each direction. The additional transports are a direct result of cruisers’ concerns in light of the recent piracy incidents.

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Boat Rat: Our Readers Respond to the Piracy Debate

We received many well thought out responses to our publisher’s letter last week in regards to how to handle the threats of piracy. Here are just a few of them: “I would not sail into a hurricane so why would I … Continue reading

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