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CSSN Annual Report 2016 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

By Sue Richards last modified Feb 23, 2017 09:30 AM
The Caribbean Safety & Security Net was started by cruisers 17 years ago. It is an all-volunteer, independent, self funded team of volunteers dedicated to maintaining a centralised data source, collecting and disseminating accurate current and historic information about safety and security issues that affect yachts in the Caribbean.

Published: 2017-02-23 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2016 , Caribbean Sea , Piracy & Security
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CSSN Annual Report 2016


2016 was busier than anyone would have liked incident-wise, with more security incidents, involving more weapons, with more violence across more locations than prior years. Some areas were particularly problematic. The annual report provides a good overview and some detail, and links embedded in it will take readers to the specific details.

CSSN has worked hard to greatly improve all that they do for the cruising community, and noonsite has worked closely with them over the years, sharing information to ensure the Caribbean cruising community receive the best quality reports in a timely way. The increase in reports received last year shows that cruisers are beginning to understand how important it is for them to bring their information about incidents (and cruising in general) forward, so it can be widely shared for maximum benefit.


If you are a victim, complete CSSN's simple online incident report, or contact KPK during the daily HF broadcast (SSB 8104 kHz at 12:15 UTC). If you hear about an incident, encourage the victims to make a direct first person report to CSSN, or, make a report yourself.

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