More Pirate News: U.N. Passes Resolution, Peter Deilmann Cancels Call
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We boarded the Star Clipper on October 11th in Athens heading for Goa India , our destination. We were advised by the American Embassy to get off at Safaga and get home on our own accord. We are not wimps!! The other passangers whom were German, Canadian, UK, and other didn't any letter. The Capitan assured us that he had a plan. When we came out of the Suez Cannal we were escorted by by an American destroyier DDG 72 until we got to Oman. We also had ship defences which are still highly classified, but known only to the Star Clipper passangers and crew. Pictures available to all if need to be seen of our escort.FYI DDG-72 is the USS Mahan, an ARLEIGH BURKE-class guided missile destroyer [8,300 tons,506 feet in length]. It has far more armament than anything the Somali pirates have and I'd feel quite safe if they were my escorts. Numerous pictures of the USS Mahan at http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/01072.htm