Sailing and Leisure

  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds pirate convictions

    Men convicted of fatal attack on American yacht. Federal Appeals Court Upholds 2 Somali Pirates’ Convictions By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press Two Somali pirates convicted in the shooting deaths of […]

  • Volvo race gets piracy all clear

    Volvo Ocean Race: Fears over potential piracy quelled Abu Dhabi: Volvo Ocean Race’s seven-strong fleet — including Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing — are to sail from Cape Town to Abu […]

  • Is piracy still a threat?

    IoR still unsafe for yacht traffic. Is piracy still a threat? Bryony McCabe The superyacht industry is often told to ignore worries over piracy in most areas where yachts would […]

  • Spain apologises to Moroccan monarch

    Case of mistaken identity at sea.  Spain apologises to Moroccan monarch after yacht ‘drug smuggling’ gaffe Infuriated Moroccan monarch shouted: “Do you know who I am?” after officers patrolling for […]

  • Yacht rescued in Gulf of Aden

    Despite warning to yachts to avoid the area, French craft suffers engine failure. French yacht rescued in Gulf of Aden While on patrol against piracy in the Gulf of Aden, […]

  • German couple in hands of ASG

    Philippines: German cruising couple abducted in April in hands of ASG Bandits Recent reports in local media indicate that the two German cruisers who went missing last April on their […]

  • Greek coastguard rescues 85 migrants

    Greece’s coastguard on Thursday rescued a group of 85 undocumented migrants Greek coastguard rescues 85 undocumented migrants in Aegean Sea Greece’s coastguard on Thursday rescued a group of 85 undocumented […]

  • ‘signalled but failed to turn’

    The skipper of a racing yacht that collided with an oil tanker said it happened because the ship signalled to turn but never did. Cowes Week yacht collision tanker ‘signalled […]

  • ‘systemic failings’

    A report into a Hong Kong boat crash which killed 39 people says “systemic failings” in the marine department contributed to the accident last year. Hong Kong boat crash report […]

  • Volvo race delays decision on piracy

    The threat of piracy on the competing boats in the Volvo round the world race has been relegated to the back burner as the route is announced. Volvo round the […]