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Re: Do not pick up illegal migrants in the Med!

Originally Posted by Seaman_3rdClass View Post
I find this viewpoint interesting, coming from someone who sails for a living somewhere where he may actually come into contact with suspicious boats. Whereas folks who sail on inland lakes/in Canada and have zero chances of encountering migrant boats, are more apt to claim that they could never pass one without offering assistance. I guess distance does make the heart grow fonder/braver.

Now you've got me completely confused. I thought this thread was about dealing with migrants or boat people on the high seas, not suspicious boats one might encounter that could be a danger.
Two completely different subjects IMO and probably two different threads, though the 'suspicious boat' (pirate?) thing had been hashed to death on this and every other forum. If you are interested I believe there is a search feature on the page somewhere.

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