March 02, 2011

John Thomas takes precautions

Fox 13 "In recent years Somali pirates have been wreaking havoc in the waters off the coast of the African nation." by Anthony Miller

'"You can't out run them, typically you can't out gun them," said sailor Doug Wall.

'Four Americans were killed last month by pirates and now a Danish family has been taken hostage, and they're not alone. Recent reports suggest as many as 600 people have been taken hostage by Somali pirates.

'John Thomas is a Tampa yacht captain. If he can help it, he'll never be in that situation.

'"You always plan ahead and you research what's going on in those parts of the world," said Thomas.'

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