Saturday, May 25, 2013
Today from Hiiraan Online:
Pirate Hostage Couple To Finish Sailing Trip
Friday, June 08, 2012
The couple held hostage by Somali pirates for more than a year are planning to finish their round-the-world sailing trip.
Rachel and Paul Chandler said they had the support of family and friends who raised half a million pounds of ransom money for them.
They were kidnapped in October 2009 and held separately for more than a year.
Mr Chandler said those around them had been "wonderful".
"They want us to get our lives back, and life for us at the moment is travelling and sailing," he told BBC Radio Five Live.
"I think they are relaxed about it, I don't think they would be very positive if we were to be captured again, but we had bad luck, we were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the chances of it happening again are incredibly small."
Mrs Chandler said: "From day one our close family and friends were very keen that we should get back to normal."
The couple spent 388 days in captivity after armed raiders boarded their 38ft yacht, Lynn Rival, as they sailed from the Seychelles to Tanzania in notoriously dangerous waters.
The retired pair, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, were released in November 2010 after a ransom was paid.
Pirates Find Easy Prey with Merchant Ships
- Live Science
Peaceful interlude in Mogadishu raises hopes of end to Somalia violence
Somali Militia Says Forces Move Closer to al-Shabab Stronghold
Turkey announces intent to rebuild Somalia
Britain and Mauritius ink piracy prosecution deal
UN lists Kenya's buildings as Al Shabaab targets
- The Standard Digital News
UAE charity digs wells in Somalia
- New York Daily News
Raised in Somalia, K’NAAN brings his rap to Kelowna
Somalia: twenty years of war surgery at Mogadishu's Keysaney Hospital
- Reuters AlertNet
Somali opens Mogadishu's first dry cleaners in decades
Dispatch from Somalia: War, but a Glimmer of Hope
The wanted list
- Star Tribune
Witness claims threats in refusal to testify
DFA exec: Oil tanker with 21 Pinoy crew members released by pirates
- GMA News
FAO Implements Food Security Initiatives in Somalia
Streeterville man 'obsessed' with jihad, prosecutors say
- ABC News
Post your comments
You need a Frames Capable browser to view this content.
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2013, www.hiiraan.com