Monthly Archives: February 2010
‘The pirates who captured a retired British couple four months ago have dismissed growing pressure from the Somali diaspora for their unconditional release but are reducing their ransom demands.’ From the folks at Noonsite (http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2010-02-25-1/view) and http://www.savethechandlers.com/ Progress is being made, I hope their release comes swiftly.
This from Noonsite – http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2010-02-23-1/view. Any cruisers visiting Cartagena are well advised to raise their dinghy and lock it and the outboard to the boat AT ALL TIMES, but especially AT NIGHT. Noonsite has recently received a number of reports concerning dinghy and in particular outboard theft in Cartagena. It appears that thieves are mainly … Continue reading
This was sent out on the Cruisers_Network_Online. Subject: Re: Yacht robbery – 21st DecAll, Just to keep everyone informed. I spoke to the owner/capt, Robert Kienzle, of Triton in Grenada this morning. Basic facts of the incident are as follows: 1) Attack position was 40 mls North of Trinidad on the rhumb line to Prickly … Continue reading
The start of a forum from the folks at the Triton – http://thetriton.com/forums/security-piracy/security-and-crime-bahamas Always a ton of news for the yachting and cruising community.
An article in the March 2010 issue of Latitudes and Attitudes (page 56) – Guns, Coconuts and Pirates. Go to http://www.seafaring.com/ and I’ll let you explore the site and find the issue… or go to your local newstand/newsagent and purchase a copy. Also, there is a short (but excellent) review of the Firstmate handheld FLIR … Continue reading