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The Return of the Bureaucrats – Laura Dekker Strikes the Dutch Flag

Laura Dekker’s sailboat, Guppy, now flies a New Zealand flag from her stern.  Laura has struck the Dutch colors as the bureaucrats who tried and initially succeeded in stopping her solo voyage have returned to pester her and her family once more. They … Continue reading

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Death at Sea – A question of jurisdiction

A Ukrainian sailor, on a Dutch ship in international waters steaming toward Houston, Texas, got into a fight with a fellow crew member  New Year’s Eve and the next morning was found dead in his cabin.   An autopsy is being performed to determine the … Continue reading

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