Wednesday March 29, 2017



Attempted Yacht Piracy - Gulf of Aden - 15th Oct 201415.10.2014: 1510 UTC: Position: 13°33 N – 050°27 E

Approximately 90 Nautical Miles South West of Al Mukhala, Yemen, Gulf of Aden.

A motor yacht reported a suspicious approach by a skiff to within 500 meters.

Weapons and ladders were reportedly sighted.

Armed embarked security team fired warning shots. Skiff dropped back to 2 nm but continued to follow the vessel before departing the area.

Source: NATO Shipping Centre, Andrew Robinson

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Questions of the Month

- Why an additional paragraph social media policy should be added to the crew contract ?

- Why many experienced captains are never given a chance to get a position on a 30+ m ?

- What is really covering your yacht crew member insurance ?

- During the season, is there enough time for safety drills and training ?

- Can Captains count on duty crew members at dock in case of emergency ?



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