Monday, December 01, 2008

Why is an unescorted cruise ship anywhere near Somalia?

In the news:
A luxury cruise ship carrying passengers between Rome and Singapore came under attack from Somali pirates as it sailed between Somalia and Yemen on Sunday.

The Nautica, an Oceania cruise ship, was carrying 690 American, British and Australian passengers and a 386-member crew when two small fishing boats tried to intercept it.

The ship's captain, Jurica Brajcic, began evasive maneuvres when the pirates were about 1,000 yards away from the ship and managed to avert the attack.
The ship was probably headed to, or from, the Suez Canal. But given the situation, it seems foolish to go unescorted in that area or not to hew close to Yemen.


does insurance cover piracy?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/01/2008 10:23 PM  

Probably only Lloyds.

At any rate, the pirates probably heard about the buffets and were hungry.

By Anonymous American Citizen, at 12/04/2008 6:09 PM  

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