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Pirate or Fisherman

August 5, 2015

Talking piracy in this area of the world can lead to real trouble.  There are still armed guards on all large fishing vessels and cargo ships unloading here have their rails covered in razor wire. Piracy has decreased in this area due to the efforts of the international community which has been patrolling the area between here and the Red Sea and the east coast of Africa. Found recently in the yacht anchorage was this pirate as per a previous postings.

Our own Mexican pirate before he went on a raid

Our own Mexican pirate before he went on a raid

Since the international community here is being quite diligent on following up on piracy this particular pirate, named Rio, was captured and spent some time in rehabilitation.

The results of his rehabilitation have been very positive and he was recently seen, with his ex-accomplice, in a local fishing tournament in which he won a prize – see picture below.

Rio with his trophy for the smallest fish caught in the tournament

Rio with his trophy for the smallest fish caught in the tournament

Rio the ex-pirate's accomplice - Ben. Ben is now roaming the seas having failed rehabilitation. Warning - approach with caution. Dangerous and armed

Rio, the ex-pirate’s accomplice – Ben. Ben is now roaming the seas having failed rehabilitation. Warning – approach with caution. Dangerous and armed. He has a very beguiling face but can turn violent in a moments notice.

I guess all is well that ends well.  Rio and his accomplice were last seen heading south to Madagascar and we are hoping the owners of the vessel he signed on with know of his past.  We hope to catch up with this lot in Madagascar or South Africa.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2015 21:54

    Glad to know you keep sailing in hostile seas with no trouble.
    Expecting further news from Madagascar or south Africa.
    Duly received your beautiful post card from Seychelles.
    All the best from France. G.M.M.

  2. Patrick permalink
    August 5, 2015 23:11

    Funny little boy pirate! Thanks and kisses to you. ..sea warrior!
    Patrick.

  3. SailingTotem permalink
    August 6, 2015 21:13

    Those two kids are the cutest thing on feet at SYC! We miss em already.

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