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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

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I am in Grenada and have just heard an unconfirmed report that the Union Island police have arrested 3 young men and that they are on their way to the jail on the main island of St Vincent.
hope they are the three culprits and not just local, ner do well's, the local gestapo has decided to use to prove how good a job they are doing.


I like the wasp spray idea. guns are more likely to just cause more problems even if used in self defense.
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Best defense is to be big, ugly, and carry a KA-BAR on your hip. But the downside is more than just robbers tend to avoid you.
As most cruisers are a bit beyond their "fighting" days, carrying any bladed weapon is pretty much supplying your attackers with another weapon.

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As most cruisers are a bit beyond their "fighting" days, carrying any bladed weapon is pretty much supplying your attackers with another weapon.
I wasn't really being serious. I suspect attacks of this kind aren't all that random and the attackers scoped out their victims ahead of time. Sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Life is risky and nearly always fatal.
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

Sorry to hear about these things but PLEASE, not another weapon thread!
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I would get something like this pepper spray to have on board. I've had it sprayed on my face for training purposes and it is HOT. It will make a person regret messing with you. I know it works and would recommend it. If you spray someone else, it might effect yourself too but at least the worse of it would be on the other guy.

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same can be said for guns...maybe even wasp or bear spray?.. so what do we do jump overboard?
I would not recommend bear spray. When I did training and got hit with pepper spray, the trainers said bear spray WILL cause permenant damage blinding a person. If it sprays back onto yourself, it will cause damage that way as well.

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As most cruisers are a bit beyond their "fighting" days, carrying any bladed weapon is pretty much supplying your attackers with another weapon.
Ditto for sprays.


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Yep, confirmed apprehension of 3 suspects. From Commissioner of Police St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Great news

But they are suspects only and "investigations continuing".


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