Jan 26 – We’re now heading for the narrow straight between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The winds over the deck are 60knots, we’re going around 19 knots. The winds pick up here as the Red Sea narrows into the straight. It’s sunny and warm, 25C at 7:30am. This a pirate so the ship, crew, and passengers have all been briefed and prepared.
Jan 27 – We are about to leave the UN Maritime Security Corridor which is the way they protect shipping from pirates. We did have a small navy ship off our port quarter mid afternoon. Plus our lookouts remain on deck and we will have ship blackout for the last night tonight.