Rachel and Paul Chandler set sail againSeptember 11th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Sept 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paul and Rachel Chandler have put behind the ordeal they suffered under the hands of Somali pirates and decided to set sail again.
The two have made up their mind to restart the sail which was interrupted by the Somali pirates and held captive for a period of 388 days. Paul and Rachel are using the same boat they used when they were kidnapped by the dreaded Somali pirates.
The couples from Britain were seized by the Somali pirates at gun point in the year 2009 and were held in a prison for 13 straight months. This however does not seem to dampen their spirit as they have set out to sail again after a brief interlude.
The couple was held for 388 days after which their family came up with whooping ransom money for them to be released. The boat they were using was found drifting in the Indian Ocean by the royal navy in a ship who then brought it back to Britain.
The couple have inadvertently spent the last two years trying to bring their ship to good shape in order to commence the sail that was interrupted by the Somali pirates. They are looking forward to sail around the world.
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