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Thank you flying welshman!
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

I didn't see anyone in those pictures that would take a machete to a woman...Focus...
Yes there is a lot of pretty scenery in the world...What I said was protect yourselves and your families.
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I didn't see anyone in those pictures that would take a machete to a woman...Focus...
Yes there is a lot of pretty scenery in the world...What I said was protect yourselves and your families.
As a matter of fact you said: "The world is an ugly place" It isn't.

Scenery notwithstanding the vast majority of the world's population is not likely to 'take a machete to a woman' or anyone else for that matter.

Besides, what makes you think that the young lady in the last photo is not likely to go all Lizzie Borden on your butt?
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The Carribean could be a violent place.
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a very real problem to those of us who are out here right now. We need a simple, easy, legal and cheap solution to these attacks.
I was in the anchorage in Admiralty Bay, Bequia the night a boat was attacked and the captain shot. The attack in Tobago is only about 90 miles from where I am anchored right now (and where I am/was? headed next week), and last night's attack is only about 40 miles north, in an anchorage we frequent.
Capta, I have a serious question. As you say you are 'out there', obviously in very close proximity to these violent events.

Honestly speaking, how much do you worry about security? Do you go to bed each night concerned that you might be the next target? Are you traveling with family? How secure do they feel?

What is the consensus among your fellow cruisers in those areas regarding the level of threat?

I am really interested in finding out about the realities of cruising.

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

Well I have anchored in Frigate bay many times including twice this year. I walk around ashore and am respectful of the locals when I do.

I cruise up and down the Eastern Caribbean and feel pretty safe as I do.

Sure there are places I steer clear of, usually where there is a fair bit of Ganja trading going on like Chateaubelair in St Vincent or there is a known trouble area such as bits of Port of Spain in Trinidad.
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Well I have anchored in Frigate bay many times including twice this year. I walk around ashore and am respectful of the locals when I do.

I cruise up and down the Eastern Caribbean and feel pretty safe as I do.

Sure there are places I steer clear of, usually where there is a fair bit of Ganja trading going on like Chateaubelair in St Vincent or there is a known trouble area such as bits of Port of Spain in Trinidad.
sounds like Russian roulette to me. You can never be sure of the trouble area at any one time and place can you?
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

James Baldwin's sensible solution is to keep the attackers out of the cabin (clicky-clicky).
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Re: Violent attack, Cruisers injured, St Vincent & Grenadines, Union Island

This is disturbing news. One of our favorite charter trips is St Lucia to Grenada. We've had absolutely no problems in the area and try our best to treat everyone well, understanding the lay of the land, a place where we are the visitors. That said, there are bad actors everywhere (including back home, but back home we have the local knowledge). It is interesting, on the news even on the Cape there are stories everyday of violence, but somehow it is more disturbing when it happens someplace we like to visit.

Any local advice of where the trouble hot spots are, and how do you long time cruisers stay out of trouble in the Grenadines.
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