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Volvo Race Boats Shipped to Next Leg Over Piracy Concerns

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race are shipping five sailboats through the Indian Ocean on an armed transport vessel due to piracy concerns. The 15-ton yachts with 31-meter masts were loaded onto a ship Wednesday at an undisclosed location before leaving on a journey to Sharjah off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Organizers […]

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Piracy Threat Forces Volvo Ocean Race to be Rerouted

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race say the piracy threat in the Indian Ocean has forced them to reroute two parts of the round-the-world contest. Race chief Knut Frostad says organizers made their decision after consulting with naval and commercial intelligence experts about the security risks. In a statement released Thursday, Frostad says the experts’ […]

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