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Re: Beware..Pirates of the Caribbean
If you are planning a trip to Trini to Grenada or vice versa, it only makes sense to go at night anyway. If you leave Grenada an hour before dark you can get your gear up and settle in for the trip before the sun sets, as this is usually the roughest few miles of the trip. Depending on the speed of your vessel, that will put you at the Bocas del Monos at sunrise or a bit later to facilitate your entry.
Conversely, leaving Chaguaramas in the dark is quite easy after you've entered it a time or two so departing at sunset will put you in Grenada in daylight, too.
I doubt that these open boats would be able to find and board a yacht in the dark, but it wouldn't hurt to turn your AIS off.
Since all this is happening in daylight with sight of the Hibiscus rig, and they almost always have a support vessel standing by, it is time they got off their high, non-communicative asses and lent a hand, one would think. Does anyone have any idea how to contact the company headquarters that operates that rig?
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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