NATO announcement: Yachts still easy prey for pirates

By Piracy

Let your Yacht take the ferry - when having attention to pass through the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and western Indian Ocean, north of 10 degrees south and west of 78 degrees east.
Somali bandits attacking in this region are looking for merchant vessels, yet the past has remembered that pirates will hijack big and even smaller yachts passing away. Bigger yachts with a lot of crew members on board or a group of yachts could be seen as a precious and easy prey for the pirates.
The risk is dangerously high.
Notable disruptions by naval forces over last few weeks, accomplished by merchant ships captains' adherence and implementation of advice in Best Management Practices, have quite reduced the pirates' ability to hijack merchant ships. After all pirates still are a threat. Being less winning in hijackings of merchant vessels they will continue to invent new ways of attacking tactics, which could include yachts.
Why pirates will attack a yacht? The normal ambition will be people. Although, if they mark a yacht, valuables can be taken without effort from a yacht on their way to bigger prey. Somali pirates are able to attack in excess of 1200nm from the Somali Coast with the help of "mother ships". As pirates have lack on supplies and replenishment is without difficulty achievable by boarding a passing yacht, or they can have the yacht as transport to get ashore. There is even a chance that the pirates may benefit from the yacht in a way of trying to stop a merchant ship. They may try to convince the merchant vessel that it is a yacht in distress. As more, "amateur pirates" sailing in the Gulf of Aden occupied by smuggling or other crimes, are often wanting to commit piracy whenever there is a existing target.