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Re: Belize pirate attack

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I can understand your skepticism, but your comments are not helping us.


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You have not understood my feelings. It is not skepticism it is indignation.

Indignation that someone in a local forum can say that, particularly :"they didn't know up front to be wary", implying that the fault has not from the robbers but from the cruisers that were not wary????!!!! and that should know better what they were doing, like the rapist that says it is not his fault but the victims that were too sexy (maybe the boat was too beautiful).

Indignation because nobody in that forum said to that guy that what he was saying was obscene and unacceptable.

That was what I mean

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Re: Belize pirate attack

Paulo,
Sorry I was confused because your response was to something said in the original Belize forum on this event, not to something written in 'this' forum. I thought you were responding to something either I or Paul (CHKM8) had written, not what had written in the other forum by ckocian.
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Re: Belize pirate attack

Hello again, I don't have any good news yet but I will continue to inquire and post any new info if available ... Paul
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Re: Belize pirate attack

Paul,
thanks, we are finalizing our provisioning lists and itenerary. I probably should ask this in the chartering forum, but I know you are monitoring this one (if you want to post an answer there that is fine I will check both forums). One of our receipes calls for 'cooking' raw fish and shrimp in lime juice with scallions (green onions), tomatoes, garlic and chili sauce, it is a cevichi. I am assuming we can find all those ingrediants in Placencia, is that true and which of the markets would you recommend we shop at, we know there are several. The main reason I ask is because it seems we may have to bring in our own lemons for another dish, but I would assume limes are available locally.

As for the other news I appreciate your efforts in finding out what you can. We plan to take all the precautions we can. We will be spending several days in the Placenia area before and after the sailing, so we will be leaving what valubles we have in the hotel safe. But of course our real concern is for our safety and having a great time.


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Re: Belize pirate attack

Hi Ron, yes all is available here .. Bread & Vegies at Greggs here in the village and most other stuff at different shops ... Paul
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Re: Belize pirate attack

Hello Ron and Paul,

I live in Paris and we have a charter through Moorings in June (11 to 18) in Belize. Do you have news concerning this event ?

Thank you for your help,

Jérôme




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Paul,
I find it a bit conflicting as well, as we have heard the same about the local fisherman. There is a town north of Hopkins, were about this took place, that apparently (according to what we have been told) is very poor and having a bad fishing season. But that does not explain the violence.

Any confirmation of their apprehension would be welcome as this incident has certainly caused us and others major concern for our safety in an country once considered the jewel of the western Caribbean.


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Re: Belize pirate attack

Jerome,
Sorry, no further news at this time. We are going ahead with our plans as we believe the likelihood of another event is small.

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Re: Belize pirate attack

Hi Folks, sorry for the delay but I was trying to get some facts but it seems a little unspoken, they have upgraded the patrol schedule but that seems to be all that actually has happened. Generally this has been a safe place and we have many boaters especially in this area, so enjoy and stay Safe .. Paul
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Re: Belize pirate attack

Thank you Ron and Paul for your feed back.

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Re: Belize pirate attack

I don't buy the "fisherman" theory, or the dinghy theft theory. No one engages in that level of violence to steal a dinghy, all they would need to do is cut the line. That leaves gang, drug runners, or revolutionary. I hope the result is a real effort by Belize to prevent a reoccurance.

A lone boat in a remote anchorage "should" be safe, but until it is, anchoring in a group is probably the only option.
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