Monthly Archives: May 2009
The day job took me to a hot and dusty place, back later next week. Here’s a Noonsite article on Dominica – Yacht Boarded, Crew Attacked and Robbed http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-05-20-2 And here is a long two-parter on Guatemala – well worth the readPart One – http://www.indigomoon.us/triplog/tr030.htmlPart Two – http://www.indigomoon.us/index.html As always, be safe and prepared.
Found this on Modern Day Pirate Tales: Pretty much echoes my thoughts. http://piratebook.blogspot.com/2009/05/pirate-threats-to-small-vessels-and.html“This is just a modest reminder that anyone at sea can be a target, a victim. Supertankers, military vessels, container ships, fishing boats, passenger liners or pleasure boats – no one’s immune to the threat….” Also, his link to the yachtpals story – … Continue reading
A great tool, probably a bit much for most cruising yachts. Here is a write up from marinelink.com http://marinelink.com/News/Article/LRAD-Assisting-in-Fight-Against-Piracy/330632.aspx
FLIR is a must have for safety and security, if your vessel can support it. Integrate it into your night and low visibility navigation drills, and also to check out approaching vessels – it will give you a bit more safety margin for identification.Thanks to the Panbo people for the fine articles. http://www.panbo.com/archives/2009/05/thermal_imaging_coming_to_your_boat_eventually.html
In keeping with the tradition of using all means to secure and prvide safety for our vessels, here is the latest I have found: Top 10 Superstitions at Seahttp://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/deadliestcatch/hsw-top-10-sea-superstitions.html