Sailing and Leisure

  • Family Take Over Negotiations

    Aid organisation with strong ties in Somalia has been asked to halt negotiations for the release of Durban yachters Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz. Gift of the Givers taken off […]

  • Papua New Guinea names 183 missing

    Papua New Guinea authorities have released a name list of 183 people still missing from the ferry disaster two weeks ago. Officials say the list, published in a national newspaper […]

  • Ransom Demand

    Somali pirates, who kidnapped Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz almost a year ago have promised to kill them if the $4-million ransom is not paid soon. In a […]

  • Travellers Targeted

    High seas pirates, which have preyed on tankers and cargo ships, are expanding and becoming an increasing menace to tourists and corporate travellers. The most jarring example of growing boldness […]

  • Yacht Rescue

    Spanish armed forces have rescued a Frenchwoman who was being held captive by Somali pirates who allegedly murdered her husband last week. Spanish Defense Minister, Carme Chacon reported that the […]

  • Knock-on effect of Piracy

    One of the many unthinkable knock-on effects of Piracy The recent shark attack in the Seychelles may represent one of the many unthinkable knock-on effects of Piracy. In the second […]

  • Racing Danger

    Fears of Indian Ocean piracy have forced the Volvo Ocean Race to draw up a secret route for the second and third legs of the 2011-12 round-the-world challenge, organisers have […]

  • Irresponsible Skippers

    The International Sailing Federation (ISAF), has clearly stated that vessels entering any area where pirates operate is entirely the responsibility of the master of each vessel. The current advice from […]

  • Going Viral

    A maritime industry group has posted videos on YouTube showing two Danes and four Filipinos held hostage by Somalia pirates pleading for the Danish government and the ship’s owner to […]

  • Video Appeal

    Two Danish hostages held in Somalia have appealed to their government to negotiate with the pirates for their release. Video footage released from the hostages shows that the hostages crying […]