Tag Archives: Indian Ocean

Notorious Somali Pirate Quits: Now is Shipping Safe?

The retirement of the pirate leader Mohamed Abdi Hassan, also known as “Afweyne,” has generated much media coverage, but the real significance of his announcement is the indication it gives of how Somalia’s pirates currently view their business model. It … Continue reading

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Piracy Still a Clear and Present Danger in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean

The European Union Naval Force Commander reminds yacht and leisure craft owners that piracy is still a clear and present danger in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Rear Admiral Potts, who is the operation commander of the … Continue reading

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Flotillas May Offer Bigger “Target” for Pirates

Yachtsmen who organize convoys for safety before sailing through waters adjacent to Somalia are more likely to attract a pirate attack than those voyaging solo, says NATO maritime experts. The NATO Shipping Centre is concerned that a reduction in revenue sources … Continue reading

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Sailing Yachts Still Vulnerable to Pirate Attacks in the Indian Ocean

The advice of the Maritime Shipping Centre-Horn of Africa (MSCHOA), NATO Shipping Centre, UK Maritime and Trade Organization (UKMTO) and MARLO remains that sailing yachts should avoid transiting  the High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean for the foreseeable future. The … Continue reading

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Dekker Sets Out on Most Dangerous Leg of Voyage

It’s hard to believe this picture is for real! The irony is not lost on us that just days before Laura Dekker set off on the most dangerous leg of her circumnavigation, she cheerfully celebrated her 16th birthday with a … Continue reading

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