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Old 10-27-2009, 09:18 AM   #15
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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

"LYNN RIVAL" and two crew are being held by Somali Pirates.

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Please give the direct source of this "Breaking News".
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:26 AM   #16
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"Somali pirates say they have hijacked the boat of a British couple sailing off the coast of Africa - Ransom demand will follow"....

Full report on Sky

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Old 10-27-2009, 09:30 AM   #17
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This is very sad. Let's hope they come home safe.

I can't see anything that says whereabouts they are originally from in Britain. Does anyone know?
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I find it very strange that a Somali pirate (or his "boss" ashore) would make contact before they had the vessel in a safe Somali port.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:36 AM   #19
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I find it very strange that a Somali pirate (or his "boss" ashore) would make contact before they had the vessel in a safe Somali port.
I also find it strange and don't know if they have the couple or are just trying to bluff for cash by using the fear that they do. It will be seen shortly if they do or not as most reasonable governments want proof that you really have their citizens before talking about any ransom.

Another good reason for strong response by all concerned nations against these crimes on the high seas.

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:14 AM   #20
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Reuters reported at about 0900 today that Somali pirates have taken a yacht with two Britons on board. It is assumed to be Lynn Rival.

I am in touch with the family, who do not wish to be pestered at this worrying time for them. The Foreign Office has been actively involved for some days and now has some hard information to follow up. Let us hope that there will be a safe and happy resolution.

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Old 10-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #21
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/worl...icle6891678.ece

According to the times, pirates......God bless them and keep them safe
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This is very sad. Let's hope they come home safe.

I can't see anything that says whereabouts they are originally from in Britain. Does anyone know?
They are from Tunbridge Wells, the nicest couple you could wish to meet. They are a very together couple so hopefully they will withstand what is thrown at them. Just pray for them that they don't get hurt.
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best wishes to all involved. Hope they are right and on their way soon.

Hmm can we please not have the politics in threads like this?
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Latest from the BBC:

A spokesman for the Seychelles Coast Guard said they had not heard from the couple, who were out of reach by satellite phone.

He said: "There have been reports that they were hijacked by pirates but no one can prove that. We don't know what has happened and cannot speculate."


Let's just all hope and pray!
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Yacht LYNN RIVAL observed 30 nm south of HObyo, Somalia. Efforts being made by local elders to have the couple freed unharmed.

Reported on: ECOTERRA INT'L Somalia Marine & Coastal Monitor
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If this is true then the couple are probably well if traumatised.

One thing worries me with this and similar posts; what is the source of the information? Did you see this yourself? Are you reporting something from a news agency, if so which? Is this hearsay?

I am not casting any doubts on the integrity of the poster. I just think we should be very cautious about posting information which, if it is right or wrong, can cause grief to others.

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Maritime Monitors relayed at 20h10 local time that the abducted sailing yacht S/Y LYNN RIVAL was observed around 30 nm south of Hobyo at the Central Somali Coast, ECOTERRA Intl. reports. Further reports from local elders indicate that the British couple held on the boat are well and that efforts are made to have them released unconditionally and immediately. More from ECOTERRA - SMCM Piracy - ECOTERRA Intl. SMCM Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor. Issue No. 277

I googled Lynn rival news, this was contained in 3rd or 4th heading down.
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Many thanks for this information.

I am sure everyone appreciates that sensitive information must be substantiated.

Once again; thank you.

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