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News: The 60 m Super yacht Linda Lou Escapes a Possible Pirate Attack on its Way to the 2010 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

March 1, 2010 by Superyacht News
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Unfortunately the 60m Lurssen motor yacht Linda Lou experienced some problem with pirates en route to the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show.

The Captain of Linda Lou, Michael Schueler, accounted that they had adhered to all necessary counter measures to prevent any kind of pirate attack. This also covered barbed wire, a LRAD (long range acoustical device) and a designated safe room.

The crew on yacht Linda Lou encountered a pirate mother ship that had four heavily manned skiffs alongside within a mile and half. Closing in on Linda Lou, three of the four skiffs took off and came near the yacht.

On trying to diminish the degree of danger in the given situation, the captain decided on sending all the women to the safe room. This was followed by placing a call on the VHF system.

They received an answer from a coalition warship that was also within the vicinity. The warship later made arrangements for sending a helicopter to their site within six minutes. The yacht increased its horse power and sailed relentlessly when the helicopter reached the spot. As a result, the skiffs withdrew back. This allowed the yacht to resume its stipulated journey with another warship accompanying the yacht.

Captain Schueler asserted that while they were successful in averting a possible pirate attack, it is highly essential for everyone in yachting industry to have a good watch out and a scheme and know when to call for help.

This superyacht pirate report was first seen at http://www.synfo.com

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