Night watch in the pirate zone

We sailed 50 miles towards the pirate zone and straight back to night watches. This meant that after several days of freedom in the jungle, Esper had the ‘graveyard shift’ from 01:00 till dawn.

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What’s it like to sail with an armed escort?

It became apparent that we were very much part of the team and expected to keep to the protocols set by ESSCOM. As mariners it was our job to maximise safety at all times and keep them up to speed on what was happening. We share those protocols with you here.

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Sitting ducks in the pirate zone

Imagine how you would feel if you had to make an emergency stop in high risk seas and became sitting ducks on your sailboat. Thatā€™s what happened to us and it was a tense moment for all the boats.

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