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Seabourn cancels Indian Ocean voyages over ongoing piracy issues

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On October - 8 - 2009

Worried about the growing piracy issues in the Indian Ocean, the Yachts of Seabourn has decided not to operate a series of cruises in the Indian Ocean aboard Seabourn Legend in late 2010 and early 2011.

Instead, the vessel will reposition back to North America and at the end of its Mediterranean season to cruise in the Caribbean over the winter. Seven-day itineraries will sail between Fort Lauderdale and St. Thomas, or round-trip from St. Thomas.

Seabourn president and ceo Pamela Conover said the decision was “regrettable”, but noted that it was done for passenger safety.

Seabourn had a brush with pirates in 2005 when the Seabourn Spirit fended off a hijacking attempt off the coast of Somalia firing guns and rocket launchers.

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5 Responses to “Seabourn cancels Indian Ocean voyages over ongoing piracy issues”

  1. Billig Voks says:

    Damn the priates ! I had never imagine that pirates would harm the “sea – industry” so much.

  2. Helen Ross says:

    That is a good decision taken by seabourn on indian ocena voyages

  3. It’s sick that they’re so hard to get rid of (the pirates). Send down some proper soliders and blow them to smithereens!!

  4. tmongan says:

    I can’t believe this is happening in the 21st century with all the modern navies out there. I just read that a European couple is feared kidnapped. Africa needs to rid itself of these criminals.

  5. Thuey says:

    Great call by Seabourn. No sense in risking anything. Its a shame that there are these types of threats in the world.


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