Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Mutiny on the Bounty?

I don't know how long this link will be available http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7760216.stm but it describes another pirate attack off Somalia and this time on a large cruise ship that has just travelled through the Suez Canal on its way from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean. Sounds familiar? Yes we will be doing this in reverse on our way back. The idea of a ship's mutiny to go via South Africa is definitely sounding more tempting every time we read a report like this.

Actually I think that the size of the Oriana and from what I have heard the anti terrorist measures that we have read about will deter any attack on us.


Jiexi said...

How big is your cruise ship? I'm sure that if it's one of the super big ones, they won't have the balls to attempt it.
Sounds like the captain knew how to handle the situation. Perhaps before boarding you should grill your captain on his put-maneuvering pirate techniques.

jeff said...

I have to disagree with Jess. One thing they have is balls. Pack some heat and shoot at them! You have the high ground!

Nathan said...

They have balls alright. They attacked an oil tanker much bigger than any cruise ship and took it for themselves. I'm sure security will be fine on your journey since the pirates have pissed enough people off already.