Did Somali Pirates Capture Missing British Couple?

Oct 29, 2009
Outside Magazine

Paul and Rachel Chandler, a couple from Britain who have been sailing around the world, went missing last Friday after they sailed from the island nation of Seychelles. The Chandlers' online tracking system stopped sending updates of their location in when they were off the coast of Somalia, an area known for having pirates. Their whereabouts were still unknown on Wednesday, when European Union naval officials captured a group of Somali pirates who may be involved in the kidnapping of the couple, writes the New York Times. Although the claim has yet to be verified, the Somali prime minister has vowed that the government will not rest until the Chandlers are found.

-- Lisa Lombardi

Filed To: Adventure, Sailing

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