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Piracy

Is it just me, or does there seem to be an increase in piracy as of late? Everytime I turn around I am hearing about some piracy here or theft there? I can only imagine that if Chavez has his way and the world economy slips again, it will really get bad. Word is that Venezuela is quickly taking over Columbia for the NO-NO zone.

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PS When I say piracy, I refer to any act of unauthorized boarding of a foreighn flagged vessel in international or foreighn waters. Most piracy does not involve people getting hurt (though it often does).
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AFAICT, most of the major problems with piracy are aimed at large commercial ships, rather than small sailing craft. A megayatch might have some serious problems, but I doubt that most pirates will bother with a <40' sailboat.
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Unfortunately, I am not very good at keeping articles, but I have been hearing just the opposite. Off the cast of Africa or something, it is the commercial ships (and seems curiously well planned), but in the Carribean, I have been reading many instances of piracy of private yachts off of Venezueal, Tortola, la Margarita, and other islands down south. The incidents on the US coasts and Bahamas are as low as ever... but elsewhere I have read many articles on the increasing piracy of yachts. There was even a large writeup in CW, Ocean Nav, or Latt & Att (I cannot remember which) just recently on the dangers of cruising Venezuela. If you think about it, a typical cruiing boat will easily have 20k worth of gear on board, they typically are not armed, and have small crews. Easy targets that can dissapear.

I did not mean this to sound allarming to anyone; I am not alarmed, just curious if others have felt the increasing trend of piracy as of late.

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PS Mark my words: If/when Chavez makes Venezueal another little USSR or Cuba, it will really get bad.
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Good point about the political climate...

CapnHand- If you're in a MacGregor out on the Bluewater needed to get to Venezuela.. you've already proven you're crazy and they won't come anywhere near you.
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I heard the Pirates use MacGregors (*)!!!

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It may be mean, but I notice you're not denying that it is true...
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