Tuesday 17 May 2011: Samho Dream is not a dream at all
Today we were finally ready for our seatrials. Everything went very well and in the afternoon when we were ready to proceed back to Dubai, we crossed the anchorage and came across this tanker. Her name rang a bell somewhere and after getting closer we saw large signs hanging on her starboard side asking for help. It appeared to be the Samho Dream (see Picture), hi-jacked by pirates last year, released after her owners paid an astronomical ransom for her (see this Article) and then she was left at anchor on Dubai anchorage. Leaving her crew without more or less nothing. We decided to go alongside and give her a jumbo bag full of food and water for her crew. There was an enormous roar on her deck when her crew finally understood our intentions. See this picture on Flickr
Lots of happy and smiling faces!