Rachel & Paul Chandler to Sail Again
Nearly three years after Rachel and Paul Chandler were taken hostage by Somali pirates, the couple is returning to sea aboard the same boat, Lynn Rival. In 2009, the Chandlers were kidnapped while sailing between the Seychelles and Tanzania. They were then held hostage for 388 days while the pirates demanded a $7 million ransom, a sum they did not receive in full before finally releasing the Chandlers in 2012.
Since returning home, the couple wrote a book, Hostage: A Year at Gunpoint with Somali Gangsters, and never stopped talking about heading back to sea.