Filed under: Yachts & Sailing
Pirate attacks are common in the area of Somalia at the mouth of the Red Sea and recently the French navy had to escort World Food Programme boats through Somali waters because two of the agency's boats have been stolen. Somali pirates usually chose cargo vessels but nearly boarded a cruise ship in 2005. The pirates generally have GPS satellite and modern communications systems and heavy firepower.
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