Tunbridge Wells Somali pirate hostage couple the Chandlers set sail again
By kentsussex | Monday, September 10, 2012, 17:09
Tunbridge Wells couple Paul and Rachel Chandler - who were held hostage for more than a year by Somali pirates - have set sail once again.
The duo, who were captured in 2009 as they sailed from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, said they want to finish their round-the-world trip.
They are on the same boat - the 38ft Lynn Rival - which they have spent more than two years restoring.
They left Dartmouth, in Devon, and will head to Cornwall and then Spain. They will not be travelling around the area where they were captured, Kent Online has reported.
Mr Chandler said: 'I think we can cope with most things now. That is one of the advantages of an extreme experience. You realise you can cope with what the world throws at you.
"It's an experience that hasn't killed us so we will learn from it and move on."