Pirates of the Mediterranean

Posted: August 25, 2008 in boat, boating, boats, sailboats, sailing, yacht, yachts
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France – The luxury yacht Tiara has been attacked by pirates off the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean.

Pirate attacks on yachts are all to common off the coasts of Africa and in the Far East, but are lucky rather rare in Europe. Until this pirate attack happened on Sunday, there had been no notable piracy attacks on yachts for several years in the Mediterranean.

Read the full story: Pirate Attack in Europe

Pirates on Yacht in the Mediterranean

Pirates on Yacht in the Mediterranean

Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and is located west of Italy, southeast of France, and north of the island of Sardinia.

Corsica is considered one of the 26 régions of France, although strictly speaking Corsica is designated as a “territorial collectivity” by law. As a territorial collectivity, it enjoys greater powers than other French régions, but for the most part its status is quite similar. Corsica is referred to as a “région” in common speech, and is almost always listed among the other régions of France. Although the island is separated from the continental mainland by the Ligurian Sea and is much closer to the Italian than to the French mainland, politically Corsica is considered part of Metropolitan France.

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  1. Pirates of the Mediterranean [Engl.] France – The luxury yacht Tiara has been attacked by pirates off the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean. Pirate attacks on yachts are all to common off the coasts of Africa and in the Far East, but are lucky rather rare in Europe. https://sailboats.wordpress.com/2008/08/25/pirates-of-the-mediterranean/

  2. Tom says:

    Pirates of the Mediterranean
    Word is this is the same boat that P Diddy and Jack Nicholson charter when they visit Corsica!

  3. Pirates of the Mediterranean says:

    How awful. good think this doesn’t happen very often.

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