Dom Mee’s latest book tells of battle with pirates in Indian Ocean

PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 October 2018

Dom Mee's latest book - Warlord of the Seas - tells the story of his time leading a private navy to deal with pirates in the Indian Ocean. Picture: Contributed

Dom Mee's latest book - Warlord of the Seas - tells the story of his time leading a private navy to deal with pirates in the Indian Ocean. Picture: Contributed

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An explorer who led a crack team of former Royal Marines in an attempt to bring peace to a pirate-ridden ocean has told his story in a new book.

Dom Mee, 48, who lived in the town for 10 years, has published his latest book, Warlord of the Seas, which tells the story of how he led a group to tackle pirates in the ‘under-siege’ Indian Ocean between 2009 and 2012.

Dom set up a maritime security company in response to the threat to world shipping from Sommali pirates.

He said: “We did make a difference and we ended up creating the biggest private navy since the East of India Company.

“The Indian Ocean was, at the time, under siege.

“I was the founder of this private navy. I had already been working down there in between doing my exhibitions.

“I was the sort of ‘go-to’ guy when it all kicked-off, they came to me.”

The book tells the story of how a mysterious billionaire recruited Dom to protect his ships from pirates. This led Dom to obtain a gunboat and gathering a team of former Royal Marines.

Dom said the book is based on many true experiences, adding: “It’s a very interesting book. It’s a serious book. It’s not just something I have just lumped together.

“It’s a collection of short stories put together. It is very much about what Royal Marines can do. Life doesn’t stop when you leave the gates.”

He describes the book as a ‘high paced adventure’.

“I am really pleased with the book,” said Dom.

“I was a little nervous for the guys that were there because there was some quite sensitive stuff in there but they have come back quite positively about it. I was quite relieved about that.”

This is Dom’s second book after Kiting the Hurricane which told the story of his attempt to make the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a kite-propelled boat in 2005, which ultimately left him clinging to the upturned vessel for more than five hours.

His latest book is available on Amazon.

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