A Briton Killed in the Indian Ocean [Archives:1999/38/Local News]

September 20 1999

The 28-year British Alan MacLean was killed on his own yacht in the Indian Ocean, opposite the Somalian coasts by five bandit pirates. Last Thursday, the British Consulate in Aden as well as the victim’s family were informed about the accident by the yacht’s French captain, who fled away with his four Somalian assistants to Aden. The victim came from Aberdeeb in northeast Scotland. He left on his French-registered yacht, which he toured Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Asia with. The British Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned its citizens against sailing in the Somalian water, which is very dangerous and full of pirates. The victim’s parents, Neil and Dorothy, and brother Malcolm called for an immediate investigation into the incident.