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26-10-09, 19:42 #11Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're probably right.
26-10-09, 19:57 #12
This realy is very alarming and we do hope and pray that they are safe and will remain so. God speedmens Sana in Corp Sano- OUR CATAMARAN IS STILL FOR SALE !!
26-10-09, 21:34 #13
The 6 POB may be the listed number of POB for the yacht. Its not clear yet how many were on board.
26-10-09, 21:34 #14
***This, I hasten to add is only a theory. ***regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
27-10-09, 08:38 #15
This story has now got national coverage in a number of British newspapers:
Also the London Evening Standard.
Last edited by lenseman; 27-10-09 at 08:40.regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
27-10-09, 08:59 #16New User
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The maximum number of persons carried is part of the original EPIRB registration. I think it's likely that's where the 6 persons comes from.
Does anybody know of an EPIRB that could transmit the number of persons on board?
27-10-09, 09:02 #17
Worrying news, I hope they are OK.
27-10-09, 09:04 #18
Just heard on the TV news - Somali pirates have said they are holding the couple. Fingers crossed they get released.
27-10-09, 09:08 #19
27-10-09, 09:13 #20
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali pirates said on Tuesday they had seized a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a British couple aboard and were taking the vessel to the Horn of Africa nation.
"The British couple are in our hands now. We captured them as they were touring in the Indian Ocean," a pirate called Hassan told Reuters. He said the two captives were healthy and ransom demands would follow.