Wednesday, October 04, 2006

#51 Pirates in the Strait of Malacca?

It’s a good thing Kelly had such good pirate training at IDEM before we left Indiana! This afternoon, while we’re making our way from Singapore to Myanmar through the Strait of Malacca, we’re reportedly in the greatest danger from pirates.

So much so, passengers have been recruited to stand watch for pirates. And Kelly, feeling especially confident from his in-depth training, eagerly signed up for the 1600 to 1700 shift.

Had he spotted any craft approaching within 100 meters, he was instructed to yell into the two-way radio “Security, Security, Pirate Approach, Pirate Approach.” We learned earlier on our bridge tour that one crew member is always scouting visually in addition to the radar systems. Kelly reports that in the 1600-to-1700 time slot, the Black Pearl failed to emerge from the mist.

Yours in wondering if Captain Jack Sparrow is in the neighborhood,


  1. Apparently Kelly has scared all the pirates away with his costume. I know that if I saw him dressed like that, I'd run too! :-)

  2. Such a reassurance. We are glad to know Kelly was on the job!! How wonderful that he had the appropriate uniform!
    Jan and Tom Easterly