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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Piracy Protection Principles from the Merchant Shipping community

From GCaptain -a short primer on Anti-Piracy preparations. Adapting these ideas into your own security practices may be helpful. Sorting Out the Pirates From the Fishermen¬† / Protecting Yourself During the Attack First, you must have situational awareness. Second, you must have procedures in place for determining intent. Not all pirate situations are like this: … Continue reading »

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PLB posting

From Panbo – a comparison between the ACR ResQLink and the Satron PLB-110 – which is the smallest? Both seem to be ideal for cruisers, whichever you should choose. Having some trouble inserting a photo today – will update later.    

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Understanding the Use of Deadly Force

From Modern Combative Systems – a post about the complexity involved in understanding the issues of deadly force. From the posting: “Any use of force by one person against another elicits a very emotional response, even when we only hear about it.¬† But when you hear that the person was unarmed against a firearm, people … Continue reading »

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Follow ups on recent posts

From Big Stick Combat – a nice summation of the different levels of force available to us. From Hammerhead Combat Systems – another look at the defusing of the situation. I included these posts, partly because they illustrate (using recent news events) much of the same philosophy we use in regards to yacht and personal … Continue reading »

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Troubles in Belize

Two links from channel5belize.com – one concerning Rio Dulce and one concerning violence against boaters last weekend. Coming on the heels of the last report (on Vieques), be doubly aware of your surroundings. If you have the time, read through some of the postings I have done prior, and let me know how we here … Continue reading »

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