Monday, 22 February 2010

Paul and Rachel Chandler, still not released

I don't know how familiar those who aren't in the boating community are with this story, but it's something we've been following closely since the outset.

This liveboard couple were kidnapped by Somali pirates, 500 miles offshore (!), in full view of a British Navy ship who did nothing to intervene. Three months later these poor people are still being held captive and look to be in a particularly bad way.

My initial thoughts were to "write to my MP to express concern" but then remembered how utterly pointless that is. What can we do? I've looked on the internet to see what the family have to say but they are keeping a very low profile, probably on Foreign Office advice so it's hard to know exactly what, if anything, is happening.

I feel for these people so much.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/piracy/7129721/Paul-and-Rachel-Chandler-British-government-blocked-Somali-ransom-talks.html

1 comment:

Paul C said...

It isn't necessarily useless to write to your MP - some of them are actually concerned about this stuff. You can use http://www.writetothem.com/ to contact them quickly and easily via the web...