One thing that annoys me about these crimminal events is that it deters folks from enjoying sailing Omani & Emerati waters, which are not only safe but very beautiful.
07-05-2009 11:28 AM
thx... for sharing this post.....
06-30-2009 03:11 AM
These piracy reports always make me angry, and not just because they are acts of piracy but also because the crew of a bulk carrier has to resort to throwing heavy metal objects over the side of the ship at pirates who are armed with machine guns and rocket launchers ? What is wrong with this picture ? It is just annoying as hell when legitimate business concerns can't defend their own damn ship because of stupid laws everywhere, it's like the entire gun control argument in microcosm.
06-26-2009 11:42 AM
Good on you, Smack. Yarrrrrrr!
06-26-2009 11:36 AM
They're comin' Bubb.
06-26-2009 11:28 AM
I would like to add that Pirates were spotted on the Hudson and the docks of the Tarrytown Boat Club. This was reported to have occurred on father's day.
Smack, has pictures and I wish he would post them!
06-19-2009 11:46 PM
Fair enough, I've never looked too closely at L&A because it seems like the Viagra wing of the Buffett Fan Club Newsletter....
I concur that Noonsite.com has timely and comprehensive (in that you frequently see "follow-ups" concerning the willingness of the local cops to pursue their local criminals) reports on the bad areas of note.
06-18-2009 10:47 PM
Val...I subscribed to L&A for years and always hated this page because the very same places that EVERYONE knows about show up every month and cruising yachts are NEVER involved. I mean...you have to be deaf dumb and blind not to know to avoid the Somali coast and the Gulf of Aden and the Mallacca straits.
The real problem is that the REAL crime ridden spots for cruising boats NEVER are reported on. The whole purpose of this column should be to inform cruisers where it is dangerous to go and it is less than helpful in that regard. I repeat that for anyone interested in up to date danger info for cruisers, from cruisers...go to the piracy reports on noonsite.com
CD...I appreciate the response and I know you will work to get it right.
06-18-2009 07:14 PM
Cam, I still appreciate hearing about this, because in some locales, yachts are left alone, while in others, commercial shipping is left alone. There are places where everything is fair game to the local water thieves.
06-18-2009 04:35 PM
I will look into making this better. At least it is a start.
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