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Passenger Fought Off Pirates With Deck Chair

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
A British vacationer is being hailed a hero after he thwarted gun-toting pirates attacking a cruise ship — by throwing a deck chair at them.... Source: FOXNews [wp_geo_map] Read More

Seychelles – 2 vessels hijacked by Somali pirates

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Seychellois troops have been sent to islands in the Aldabra area after a boat that had been carrying tourists was hijacked by pirates, it was announced yesterday. The Seychelles-flagged "Indian Ocean Explorer" with seven Seychellois crew on board, was on her way from Assumption to Mahe when she was seized, Minister for Environment, Natural Resources and Transport Joel Morgan said. The S/Y INDIAN OCEAN EXPLORER, a high-end cruiser designed for oceanographic research with a state-of-the-art technical suite for underwater photography and diving equipment, is kitted out to hold 12 passengers. Ten tourists had already disembarked on Asssumption before… Read More