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wira

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Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« on: 07 Apr 11, 15:07 »
Hi
What are the chances of pirates attacking dive ships, esp in Indonesian waters ?
Planning to go on liveaboards and the recent news of pirate attack off Tioman is giving some jitters.

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #1 on: 07 Apr 11, 15:14 »
unless the dive boat you are boarding is super luxurous and cost hundreds of mils, or there are high cost cargo in the dive boat, it is not likely that pirates will target dive vessels. Pirates are smart too, and target vessels that can fetch them $$$.

But then again i could be wrong, sometimes pirates are crazy  ???

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #2 on: 07 Apr 11, 15:18 »
Its the same chance of being attacked by Shark while diving, very slim. IMO smart pirate will not strike a dive boat because there is not much to gain. I mean how much money you have with you when you go on your dive trip? $100 or $200 at most? But then again, I might be wrong.

BTW, its attached or attacked?

P.S. I am no pirate ok..

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #3 on: 07 Apr 11, 15:20 »
In most cases, pirates target only vessel of value.  Value, meaning cargo or commercially valuable vessel such as tugs, barges etc. At times they keep crew and vessel for ransom.  Rarely do they target dive boats or other 'white boats'. Dun worry too much.. just enjoy your trip.  ;)
So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #4 on: 07 Apr 11, 16:05 »
tugboat got value
diveboat probably less so i also think not so likely
u can upgrade your diveknife at adex or perhaps get a new harpoon. haha. just jk

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #5 on: 07 Apr 11, 16:18 »
I though the pirates went after large cargo vessels because they know the insurrance will gladley pay a couple million for a vessel and cargo thats worth alot more. 

Attach or attacked bepends how you feel about sharks ;D

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #6 on: 07 Apr 11, 16:25 »
one thing for sure there ain't no johnny depp around there in tioman..
Arrrrgh, yee land lubbers....

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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #7 on: 07 Apr 11, 16:40 »
Everyday also got traffic accident.... so, how often did it happen to you....  ;D
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Re: Chances of being attached by Pirates ?
« Reply #8 on: 07 Apr 11, 20:15 »
all these boat traffic need a metal beanie to wear or better yet motorbike helmet to dive!