Tuesday, April 28, 2009

MSC Cruise Line on armed guards

MSC Cruise Lines had their ship Melody attacked by pirates.

They did a great job fending off the pirates, at the end getting out the locked up hand guns and firing into the air.

The guards they had onboard was apparently normal procedure and not necessarily due to the risk of piracy.

MSC has not decided to avoid the area totally.

Mr Vago said MSC would pull its vessels out of east African waters immediately. From now on, he said, the company will access South Africa via the Mediterranean and west Africa, calling in Morocco, Senegal and Namibia on its way to Cape Town and Durban.

Smart move. Having a cruise ship hijacked would not be good.

I liked this comment.

We are selling holidays, not adventures.

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