JITTERY OUT AT SEA
04 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean
AS PER GRAHAM AT S.AFRICAN MARITIME MOBIL NET: "We received a call from Mr Roman Vos (owner of Pride of Africa) informing us that the boat and crew are all safe. The crew confirmed that they were being followed by a suspicious fishing vessel for a while, but eventually stopped following them." Regards
Chiba MRCC Duty Controller Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre
MY REACTION: Apart from the evident fact that there was poor communication on the part of "Pride of Africa" in keeping the rescuing authorities informed properly (especially after the encounter), this is a case of jittery nerves brought on by the serious pirate attacks off the coasts of Africa. I experienced those very jitters when, off the coast of Indonesia, I too imagined I was being followed - everything indicated it...the vulnerability...until... they left.
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