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UK Couple Freed By Somali Pirates  
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7755 posts, RR: 21
Posted (4 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

I have to say, after being held for over a year I didn't expect such a positive outcome here. Very, very pleased they are now safe.


I just hope they are not silly enough to sail anywhere near Somalia ever again.

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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 7370 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

If they really were near the Seychelles, it's not that close to Somalia, nor where the pirate activities are the strongest. And quite a few people sail there !

It looks like the liberation cost a few buck, from your link :

There was no official word on whether a ransom was paid, but the BBC's Frank Gardner said it was "the best part of $1 million".

A payment of about $430,000 (£267,000) was made in June, but did not result in the release of the Chandlers, he added.

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User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 3270 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1815 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Thread starter):
I just hope they are not silly enough to sail anywhere near Somalia ever again.

They should be able to sail wherever it is that they want, especially in international waters. Unfortunately the world is a dangerous place these day.

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