Pirates Attack Sailboat Taking French Crew Hostage

Posted: September 3, 2008 in boat, boating, boats, cruising, sailboats, sailing, yacht, yachting, yachts
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A sailboat has been attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, and the crew from France taken as hostages. The sailboat Carre D’as was seized by pirates near in the Gulf of Aden, and the yacht and French hostages have now been taken to land in Somalia, where they are being kept hostage.

This is the third pirate attack on a yacht in 2008, although there are attacks on large cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden ond off the coast of Somalia all the time. In fact there are currently over 100 hostages being kept in Somalia.

Warning to all cruising sailboats and motor yachts: Do not transit the Gulf of Aden, or get anywhere near the Somalia coastline until the pirate situation settles down.

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  1. john O'Connor says:

    A friend of mine was attacked off the east coast of Nicaragua (the west coast is real safe) he was trailing a three foot floating line and when the panga came up behind him he started swerving back and forth as they came up behind him their propeller became tangled in the rope and stalled their outboard. He then powered up and swung their boat around and pulled it backwards until it sank, then he cut the line and brought his colt 45 to bare on the swimming pirates and emptied the clip into them. satisfied he sailed on.
    More people should use this tactic and defend them selves. John

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