Notes on Piracy (as of January 2003)
Firsthand Accounts of Piracy and Attempted Piracy
Other Piracy Information
Here is the official list (with verbatim notes) of piracy-prone areas in the Eastern Hemisphere from the IMB Piracy Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (+603 2031 0014; fax +603 2078 5769; email@example.com) as of March 2003:
A new book on yacht piracy has just been published
(2003): Pirates Aboard, by Klaus Hympendahl.
An excellent article on piracy in the Red Sea area was published under the title "Danger Zone" in July 2000 by Yachting World maagazine, a British publication.
Jimmy Cornell's website Noonsite publishes regular piracy updates.
A database about yacht piracy is being established by the International Sailing Federation at http://www.isaf.co.uk. Reports should be submitted, with appropriate documentation, to ISAF at firstname.lastname@example.org. Another piracy reporting center is at www.iccwbo.org.
Other firsthand reports of piracy against cruising yachts worldwide are available online from the Seven Seas Cruising Association.
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