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John Franklin
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3/29/2012
John Franklin
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I am very pleased to report that the National Maritime Information Centre has made contact with Tony Portch, skipper of Complicity; he was just off Port Ghalib and reported all well on board. Tony confirmed that has made contact with his family. This is a happy conclusion to the Boat Watch which is now terminated.

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3/21/2012
John Franklin
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Update Wednesday AM 21 March.
It is now beginning to look as if this is purely a communications problem.
Dick Moore has relayed information this morning emanating from the Yeneni Coast Guard confirming that Complicity arrived safely in Aden on 11 March and sailed again on 14 March headed for the Suez Canal. Her projected position would put her now to be out of the highest piracy threat area.

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3/20/2012
John Franklin
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This may not be an emergency but concerns an OCC Member whose boat is overdue on contact with relatives and is in the pirate risk area.

Tony Portch skipper of a She 36, Complicity, with one crew member Tim?, last contacted his sister Jennifer Persad by SatPhone 10 days ago. He was then 50 nm east of Aden headed for the Red Sea and the Suez canal. There has been no contact since and his SatPhone dialling is curtailed.

Dick Moore has reported the situation to UKMTO Dubai but they have no reports of pirate attacks on a yacht in that area. UKMTO has advised the NATO and coalition forces in Bahrain and the Yemeni Coastguard has been contacted to ascertain whether the vessel called in Aden. It would appear that Complicity was not registered with or reporting to UKMTO.

Dick Moore has advised the OCC Port Officer and Port Captain of Port Ghalib, Egypt a popular port of call in the Red Sea.

Any Member with any relevant information should contact Dick Moore or Jennifer Persad +44 1892 546832 jen.persad@tiscali.co.uk

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