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03-18-2011 10:27 AM
MarkofSeaLife
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Originally Posted by blt2ski View Post
Do not quote me, but there was and is a story about something similar, if not this story a week or so ago. Private boat, attacked, folks went into a safe room,
Marty
Yeah Marty, you are right. It was a yacht but I think it must have been a super yacht and had and armed escort that must have been paid for by a group of super yachts.

But only one yacht.,
03-16-2011 09:33 PM
blt2ski Do not quote me, but there was and is a story about something similar, if not this story a week or so ago. Private boat, attacked, folks went into a safe room, then I thought a private boat with guns etc came along and scared the pirated off. It could have been the Aussie navy, and not reported as such. I do nto remember the name of the boat either.........

I personally can not imagine two privat boats in a week with similar story's and ending..... could be wrong, been there done that before. If I had to put money down, they are one and the same.....

Marty
03-16-2011 04:34 PM
tdw
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Originally Posted by chall03 View Post
Cool. Wow go the Aussie Navy......I'm kinda impressed they even found the Arabian Sea....federal budget increases must of mean't they were able to buy that second hand Garmin GPS off Ebay they have always wanted

Now maybe Sailnet needs some kind of Citadel???? Somewhere we can all hide from TDW when he goes on one of his rants

03-16-2011 01:36 PM
MarkofSeaLife
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Originally Posted by Hartley18 View Post
I Perhaps I've not been listening properly, but it's the first I've heard of ships being fitted with a 'citadel' - which obviously works.

Comments anyone??
Its normally called a Safe Room. All new ships are being built with them and older ships retrofitted (quickly!!). That they are able to control the ship is not much of a leap as one could imagine the engine room would be a perfect Safe Room and is already connected to the bridge.

So they just need one of those expensive wireless autopilot...
S1000 Wireless Autopilot System
$1,185.00 U.S. Dollars

Most ships I go past the crew seem to be already enclosed in their Citadels, the Bridge deserted with the 3rd mate, Mr Wong, lying in bed sometimes jabbing a finger at the porn video remote and sometimes accidently hitting the Nav remote!

I need one!!

Mark
03-16-2011 09:58 AM
wolfmanmike i like the idea of rigging a old boat with remote control explosives and wait for the pirates to board, boom!
03-16-2011 09:14 AM
VetMike Citadels have been around several years and are very effective. As noted, the crew can retreat to the citadel and can communicate and control the vessel from a secure location. The idea being that, if the rescuers know that all the crew is located in one safe locations, anyone running around elsewhere is a tango (bad guy). Problem is, citadels are quite expensive and the smaller shipping lines can't afford them or they don't want to afford them.
03-16-2011 07:07 AM
chall03 Cool. Wow go the Aussie Navy......I'm kinda impressed they even found the Arabian Sea....federal budget increases must of mean't they were able to buy that second hand Garmin GPS off Ebay they have always wanted

Now maybe Sailnet needs some kind of Citadel???? Somewhere we can all hide from TDW when he goes on one of his rants
03-16-2011 06:16 AM
Minnewaska I hadn't heard of too many bridges being retrofitted into a strong room. However, I thought it was standard procedure to disable the ship and move the crew to a safe room with comm.
03-15-2011 10:04 PM
Classic30 It sounds to me like some kind of lock-down area that bad guys can't shoot their way into.

Personally, I'm surprised they don't just avoid the area entirely rather than go to the trouble of (what amounts to) rebuilding the bridge superstructure...
03-15-2011 09:36 PM
CalebD Good for you Aussies!
I had not heard anything about this either.
My boat is not big enough to have a 'Citadel', whatever that is.
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