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Old 02-19-2011
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Anyone who has done much research/reading about the pirates of this area should know that they venture hundreds of miles out from the coasts of Somalia in search of boats to prey on....this was not a good area for a pleasure yacht or any ship that is not of military-nature to be in really unless you enjoy high-risk endeavors...but most globe-trotting cruising sailors are in that category so I suspect they knew the odds and recent history of that area and took the chance...some ships have been intercepted as much as 400 miles off the Somali coast...Thus said, I hope they are returned safely and immediately...and I wish them the best...
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