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modern piracy article

Hi everyone
I wonder if anyone can help me? I am writing an article on modern piracy. At the moment it is for a creative writing course, but if it gets approved by the tutor, I am hoping to sell it in order to help bring this threat to the notice of more people.
I've got facts and incidents from various sources, but I am trying to find a 'human' aspect to it, to help people connect, and I wonder if anyone here has had any encounters with pirates - and if they have, whether I could include your story in my article.
Thanks very much

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Petal...there are several threads over at www.ssca.org in which boat boardings/assaults/robberies etc. are discussed by actual victims. Suggest you do a thread search on their forum.
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History channel did a special on Piracy last week I believe it was. I bet you can get info on their site as well. I really enjoyed watching it. They hit the past as well as modern Piracy and showed where the hot spots where. Check it out.
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Thankfuly I don't have any stories to tell. Here is a site that posts current piracy activity. Best of luck with your work.

http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php
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Petal...also...Melodye Pompa runs the caribe safety and security net on the SSB radio and on the web and has island by island reports on security issues for boaters. Visit the website here:
http://www.caribcruisers.com/security.htm
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You should also check out Cornell's cruising website, Noonsite.com.
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Petel, it's an interesting subject, but be aware that real acts of piracy against pleasure yachts are extremely rare. The stats you find almost entirely represent commercial vessels. For example, in Southeast Asia there have been fewer than a handful of "piracy" incidents against pleasure vessels in recent years and some of those were questionable and possibly insurance fraud. To the best of my knowledge, no one was hurt.

Look for yourself on the IMB's web site. It's 99% bulk carriers, container ships and fishing trawlers.
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True, mainly because most pleasure yatchs are actually relatively small sailboats, with relatively little expensive, easily re-sold gear aboard. If you're on Maltese Falcon, then you would be far more at risk than my 28' tri or a Alberg 30.
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The Strait Times, out of Singapore, ought to give you plenty of info. The Straits of Malacca have been a hot-bed of such activity since the end of WW 2. As previously noted, mostly upon merchant ships, and the smaller ones of those. Fifty foot of free-board makes for tough boarding.
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