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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Maritime Vital Asset Protection, LLC Dissolution

As of today, the LLC known as Maritime Vital Asset Protection has been dissolved. I will continue the blog, and possibly re-start a new Yacht Security Consultation LLC in the coming year. Slow business climate and need to research business practices were the main reasons behind the dissolution. Feel free to write and ask questions … Continue reading »

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In the Media…

The June 2012 edition of Dockwalk¬† has three security related articles. First is a survey (page 14) – The question ‘Do you believe yachts should carry weapons on board?’ had a split decision – 41 % responded yes; 41% responded it depends on circumstances. 13% said no and 5% were N/A. Second was an article … Continue reading »

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Venezuela, Orinoco Delta

Another report from Noonsite– Venezuela, Orinoco Delta: Two Dutch Cruising Boats Suffer Armed Robbery I tend to believe that we are seeing more reporting of incidents lately rather than an upsurge in crime. Although, it is possible both events (more reporting and more incidents) is happening. There is also more discussion in various forums, although … Continue reading »

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Brazil, Salvador: Security Alert for Visiting Yachts

From Noonsite – reports of boardings and theft from anchoring yachts in Brazil. Always check for information (and updated news) on anchorages and marinas you intend to stay at. Don’t become complacent in your personal security matters.

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Honduras: Sailing Boat Boarded and Robbed by Pirates

Sad news from Honduras, posted on Noonsite here and here. Thankfully, no one was physically harmed. This situation was handled well by the sailors – they read the situation and did what was necessary to survive. A couple of thoughts – We usually think of events like this taking place at night – this took … Continue reading »

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