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    Quote Originally Posted by orbister View Post
    I hope the people in question are well. However, I do wonder why anyone would sail through these areas. The dangers are very well known and very well reported.
    Trying to get from A to B?

    "They departed from the Seychelles yesterday, 22/10/09, for a 150NM passage SW to the Amirante Islands, en route to Tanzania."

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    Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can't, you're probably right.

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    This realy is very alarming and we do hope and pray that they are safe and will remain so. God speed

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    The 6 POB may be the listed number of POB for the yacht. Its not clear yet how many were on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlowingOldBoots View Post
    The 6 POB may be the listed number of POB for the yacht. Its not clear yet how many were on board.
    I have just spend about -hour on the phone to Michael Smith (Rival Owners Association). We are of the opinion that they would definitely not have taken any extra crew with them and that the "SIX CREW" just might be a coded message saying that they have been taken by 4 pirates.

    ***This, I hasten to add is only a theory. ***
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    Last edited by lenseman; 27-10-09 at 08:40.
    regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
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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?

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    Worrying news, I hope they are OK.

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    Just heard on the TV news - Somali pirates have said they are holding the couple. Fingers crossed they get released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdFusion View Post
    Just heard on the TV news - Somali pirates have said they are holding the couple. Fingers crossed they get released.
    BBC website is also saying that now.

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    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.


    http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE59Q13L20091027

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