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Re: Serious attack on cruisers in Haiti - Injuries
Some of this is Bonfire of the Vanities and some circular reasoning.
If you are actually cruising you will be new to the next area you visit. You will not have local knowledge. Through cruiseheimers or like nets you can ask but even that input may not be current or correct.
No country does not have bad elements including your own. Maybe it's a small %age but that's irrelevant if you are unfortunate enough to interact with that sociopath.
There are hots spots in all countries be it east side of Tortola or St Johns or Nausau or the ABCs or Haiti or western carribean or wherever. Yes there are regions that are unsafe as well. Accept pragmatically carrying firearms is difficult and likely ineffectual. Similarly in general risks are the same as if you were unlucky or unwise in your home town.
Yes do what you can to mitigate your risks but as said sinking from a lighting strike is more likely.
BTW not having a raft especially if you sail outside helicopter range or in areas such as the carribean where SAR is often by volunteers is just foolish.
Last edited by outbound; 01-13-2016 at 12:35 PM.