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British Couple Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

On Oct. 23, the boat that Paul and Rachel Chandler were sailing on with 21 crewmembers aboard was hijacked by pirates. The British couple were on a worldwide boating vacation when they were seized.

Paul and Rachel Chandler

This undated photo made available by the family shows Paul and Rachel Chandler.  

The British couple disappeared when sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania after sending a distress signal on Oct. 23, 2009.

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Paul Chandler

This undated photo made available by the family shows Paul Chandler.  

Chandler and his wife Rachel disappeared when sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania after sending a distress signal on Oct. 23, 2009.

 

AP

Paul Chandler

This undated photo made available by the family shows Paul Chandler.  

Chandler and his wife Rachel disappeared when sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania after sending a distress signal on Oct. 23, 2009.

AP

Paul Chandler

This undated photo made available by the family shows Paul Chandler.  

Chandler and his wife Rachel disappeared when sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania after sending a distress signal on Oct. 23, 2009.

AP

Paul Chandler

This undated photo made available by the family shows Paul Chandler.  

Chandler and his wife Rachel disappeared when sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania after sending a distress signal on Oct. 23, 2009.

AP

British Couple Yacht

The British navy found this empty yacht in international waters belonging to missing British couple Paul and Rachel Chandler.

 

AP

British Couple Kidnapped by Somali Pirates

On Oct. 23, the boat that Paul and Rachel Chandler were sailing on with 21 crewmembers aboard was hijacked by pirates. The British couple were on a worldwide boating vacation when they were seized.

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