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A Somali pirate explaining why he is in the seajacking business. Screenshot courtesy of Ross Kemp/ youtube.com (click to enlarge)
Sarah Outen alone on the Indian Ocean with her happy socks. Image ever CONTACT 4.0 courtesy of sarahouten.co.uk (click to enlarge)
Many records were broken during the Indian Ocean Rowing Race from Australia to Mauritius. Image of the first team of four, enjoying victory, courtesy of indianoceanrowingrace09.com (click to enlarge)
Teenage victory. 17-year old around-the-world sailor Mike Perham reached his finish line. Image courtesy of PPLmedia.com (click to enlarge)
Jessica Watson, 16, set sail from Sydney on 18 October to sail non-stop, unassisted around the world. Image courtesy of Thorne/Getty/ nydailynews.com (click to enlarge)
Northwest Passage boat, Fiona driven to ground by ice in Resolute Bay. Image courtesy of Russ Roberts/ yachtfiona.com (click to enlarge)
Lunatic Piran was spotted on the ocean, floating uncontrolled without her captain, 72-year old Jure Sterk. Image courtesy of fotobesenicar.com (click to enlarge)
Reid Stowe: "I sail and write for those who have embarked upon quests with open hearts and a longing for oneness." Image courtesy of 1000days.net (click to enlarge)
Soanya with Darshen on his first boat ride. Image courtesy of 1000days.net (click to enlarge)

ExplorersWeb 2009 Year in Review: The Oceans

Posted: Dec 19, 2009 04:06 am EST

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In previous years, ExplorersWeb have published one big Year in Review on January 1st. This year we are cutting it up in sections, to be posted every day until the awards, with the compiled report to go up early 2010. Today, the main events on the Oceans. Gulf of Aden attacksThe Piracy off Somalia's coast has reportedly caused 30% falls in tuna catches in the Indian Ocean but that's where the good news ends. A regular ExWeb news staple for years, the pirates really took off in 2009, with private hotlines straight to...

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