Our travels and piracy…

PIRACY what a way to spoil a dream! Pitare

globeThis is something that is always being in our minds, not just because of our future travels and the places that we would like to visit but because it seems to becoming more common these days, or at least we are getting more news about it.

Some of the recent incidents we read were of cruisers that had been boarded at night while in an anchorage. Others were brutally attacked with a machete, some were shot and even killed and others held for ransom. All this is very troublesome.

These situations are very unfortunate and it is very sad that humanity and civility is lost in acts like this.

This map gives you an idea of the magnitude of worldwide piracy, the attacks and the areas to be avoided or be on guard if traveling passed any of these zones.radio

flaregunHow to prevent it? Well other than staying away from the troubled areas you can be extremely vigilant of your surroundings, travel with other boats to help discourage assailants, stay far from shorelines to prevent being seen and reached. Other cruisers’ go as far as turning off all the lights if navigating at night to make themselves “invisible” (this can also be very dangerous) and having the radio on and a flare gun handy to warn others around or discourage the attackers.

I wish everyone safe travels and enjoy the beauty of is amazing world.

Ship shank

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