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Yacht couple 'very experienced'

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A search is being carried out for a British couple who are feared to have been taken captive by Somalian pirates while sailing near the Seychelles.

Paul and Rachel Chandler, aged 58 and 55, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, were heading for Tanzania in their yacht, the Lynn Rival.

Rachel Chandler's niece, Leah Mickleborough told Russell Fuller on BBC Radio 5 live that the couple are experienced sailors.

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