Volvo Ocean Race navigates around piracy

Second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race gets underway as organisers take extraordinary measures to safeguard against piracy.

The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will undergo an unprecedented rerouting for fear of the threat of piracy off the east coast of Africa.

Originally slated to sail from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi, boats will be transferred to an armed ship and then transported to a safe port a day’s sail from Abu Dhabi at which point the the race will resume as normal.

With half of the fleets failing to complete the first leg of the tour by sailing into Cape Town, reliability is proving to be another concern for race organisers.

Dan Williams reports from Cape Town.

Source : Al Jazeera

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