Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Update/Background on French Yacht Tanit

A report from IBI on the French Yacht Tanit

Yacht captain perishes as French crew freed from pirates

A pertinent comment from the IMB:
Noel Choong, head of reporting at the International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre, said that many attacks on yachts go unreported to his organisation. "Yachts and fishing boats normally don't have INMARSAT C electronics, which we use to track incidents against commercial vessels," Choong told IBI from IMB's headquarters in Malaysia. "There is a significant amount of pirate activity against yachts, but generally it gets reported to local authorities in countries they are visiting."

Seems there will only be an escalation of incidents in the future. Please take measures to educate and protect yourselves. Contact myself or Tony at Phantom Services for more information.

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