Monthly Archives: August 2008
As we are now entering into an intense period of storms, please ensure your vessel and crew are safe and protected. Keep in mind that other people’s inaction to protect their vessels (improperly secured to the berth) can damage your vessel that is safely secured. Also, remember that after any major event, there are predators … Continue reading
Here are some news items you may find interesting. Germans freed by pirates (Somalia) – http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsdesk/20080714105425ibinews.html Tourists attacked in Guatemala – http://ph.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080811/twl-guatemala-us-tourist-killed-ef375f8.html Armed robbery of Superyacht – http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2008-08-27-1/view. http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsdesk/20080727115013ibinews.html From Feraljundi – a great source for what is happening in the security sector – http://feraljundi.com/2008/08/27/maritime-security-the-wfp-may-use-private-naval-companies-for-somalia-operations/ There are several other items on my radar screen, dealing … Continue reading
There is good news and bad, it seems. The German yachtsmen who were being held by some Somali pirates were released after 41 days. The bad news is that there are reports from Yemen that another yacht is feared taken by pirates. One other piece of bad news – a retired couple was attacked in … Continue reading
Raymarine Life Tag Wireless MOB System! from GIIRA YACHTS – India’s First Yacht Blog by Giira Its always fun to go cruising down the river or cutting through the waves of the ocean with your family or friends on a nice Sunday evening. But there is always concern for safety for your little ones. There … Continue reading
On a personal note, I received my Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) – about 2 1/2 weeks after applying. When I applied, the office told me it would take 4-6 weeks. I ma pleasantly surprised at the speed this took. In a good way.