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Old 03-05-2015, 10:08 PM   #1
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Headed to the Caribbean or the Bahamas, Heads Up.

Just a heads up for your safety. Have fun but keep your guard up.
Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Destinations in the World : Cruise Law News
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Old 03-05-2015, 10:14 PM   #2
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Headed to the Caribbean or the Bahamas, Heads Up.

Keyword "Cruise Destinations". Of course perps are going to go for the easy victims like people on cruise ships.
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:27 AM   #3
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When cruise ships arrive anywhere the whole nature of the destination changes. All types of locals arrive to make a buck from the tourists; by hook or by crook.

During my travels, I've often seen nice little ports triple in population the day the cruise ship arrives. Artefact salesman, street vendors, "traditional" musicians and also pickpockets, police and perverts. When the cruise ship leaves, its back to a sleepy little port again. There is a huge transient population that follow the cruise circuit.

Anchoring your boat in an quiet bay somewhere doesn't normally attract these professionals.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:44 AM   #4
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Flies to fly paper. Fly paper is a wonderful thing. It draws the flies away from the places where you want to spend time....
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:15 PM   #5
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Additional Updated Information..FYI
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/recent_incidents/
http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Bahamas
http://yachtpals.com/pirates-yachts-4092#mexico
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:35 PM   #6
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Regarding the Bahamas link, "Freeport and Nassau" again the two places cruise ships go. Those are the only two places I would ever worry about theft although I'm diligent and lock up my dinks if they're in the water, everynight.
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Actually dinghy theft (the motors are the target) is prevalent in the Eastern Caribbean. You can look around the anchorage and see that almost everyone raises their dinghy out of the water each night as well as chaining the dinghy to the boat.

Boat cutters can go through most cables. With large chain the weak point is the lock.
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"Boat cutters can go through most cables. With large chain the weak point is the lock."

A simple clip will transfer a boats cattle frnce shocking system to the dink OB , with no hassles as its out of the water,.
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"Boat cutters can go through most cables. With large chain the weak point is the lock."

A simple clip will transfer a boats cattle frnce shocking system to the dink OB , with no hassles as its out of the water,.
Now that's funny stuff! Thanks.
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