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August 2014: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Sep 04, 2014 04:59 PM
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Published: 2014-08-31 23:00:00

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All the latest information posted on noonsite.com last month is outlined below.

COUNTRY REPORTS FROM CRUISERS POSTED LAST MONTH

(See Piracy/Security Reports & News from last month further down)

Mediterranean

Greece: Cruising Updates for the Ionian, Patras & Corinth Gulfs and Peloponnese

Morocco: Latest information for Marina Saidia

Spain: Mainland marina information; Lagos, Portugal to Sant Carles de la Rapita

Spain & Portugal - Marina Prices

Central & North America

Belize, Cucumber Beach Marina: Clearing in at Old Belize

British Columbia Boaters' Net

Mexico Cruising: Views from Cruisers

South America

Ecuador: A cruising summary

South Indian Ocean

Mauritius, Rodrigues: A Welcome Stopover

South East Asia & East Asia

Indonesia: Clearing in at Kupang

Japan: Mobile phones

Malaysia, Sabah Passage Notes - 2010 to 2014

Thailand: Comments from a recent check in at Phuket by a foreign flagged yacht owner

South Pacific

PNG and Solomons: Security

PNG, Longan Island, Ninigo Atoll: Very warm welcome for yachts

Solomons: Cruising during Cyclone Season

COUNTRY NEWS

Mediterranean, Greece: Harbour Dues Cut

North Pacific, Hawaii: Center of Iselle lashes Hawaii's Big Island

South Pacific, Samoa: Marina Apia now open

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Yachts can now depart from undeclared ports

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Customs standardize operating procedures for small craft controls

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Yacht penalized for calling into Port Resolution unannounced

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Port Sandwich Art & Culture Festival, South Malekula - 02 to 03 August 2014

SE Asia, Philippines: Yacht Destroyed at the Entrance to Bonbonon

UK: National Coastwatch Institution Issued Dedicated VHF Channel

UK: Events with World Cruising Club at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS

Caribbean, Grenada, St. George's, Outside Lagoon: Theft from Anchored Boats

Caribbean, Grenada, St. David's: Burglary at Grenada Marine Boatyard

Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Fajardo: Multiple thefts at Puerto Del Rey Boatyard

Gulf of Aden: EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Doria and Frigate ESPS Navarra Assist Yacht in Distress

SE Asia, Philippines: German cruising couple abducted in April in hands of ASG Bandits

South America, Ecuador, Bahia Caraquez: Theft of electronic devices

South Indian Ocean, Madagascar, Deigo Suarez: Boarding and attempted theft

South Pacific, PNG and Solomons: Security Advice

RESCUE/ACCIDENT NEWS

North Pacific, Hawaii, Hurricane Julio: Stranded sailors describe Perfect Storm rescue

South Pacific, Cook Islands: Swedish couple rescued from dismasted yacht

South Pacific, Vanuatu to Queensland: How concrete/cement saved a yacht from sinking

OTHER NEWS

TV Network looking for cruisers: this time first time expectant parents

A SELECTION OF NEW COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Central America, Panama: Shipping a yacht from Panama

Europe, France: Don’t miss Nantes

Europe, NW Spain, Galicia: Ria de Vigo marina options

Europe, NW Spain, Galicia: Ria de Viveiro a wonderful place

Europe, Portugal: Feedback on Peniche

Europe, Scotland, Firth of Forth: Update from Forth Corinthian Yacht Club

Europe, UK, East Coast, Ipswich: Recommendation for wintering

Mediterranean, Croatia, Split: Sail repair recommendation

Mediterranean, Greece: Update on proposed new cruising tax

Mediterranean, Greece, Peloponnese: Costs and sights Patras

Mediterranean, Italy: Docking & Services update for Roccella Ionica

Mediterranean, Malta, Grand Harbour: Feedback on Portomaso Marina

Mediterranean, Montenegro: Cruising Permit reminder

Mediterranean, Spain: Anchoring in the Balearics

Mediterranean, Spain, Balearics, Mallorca: Anchorage recommendation for SW Palma

Mediterranean, Spain, Cartagena: Great wintering port

Mediterranean, Spain, Valencia: Review of Marina Real Juan Carlos I

Morocco Atlantic: Update on Rabat

SE Asia, Indonesia, Kupang: Tips for anchoring

SE Asia, Malaysia, Johor Bahru: Senibong Cove Marina now open

SE Asia, Thailand: Check in at Krabi and bond payment

South America, Ecuador: Improvements for cruisers in Salinas

South America, Venezuela: Recommendation for Los Roques

South Pacific, Australia, Queensland: Repair work done at Bundaberg Port Marina

South Pacific, French Polynesia, Raiatea: Recommendation for sail repair

South Pacific, Vanuatu, Ambrym: Olal/Nebul Bay Anchoring

USA: A Summer Cruise in Alaska

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Books & Cruising Guides

Caribbean: A Cruising Guide to the ABC Islands in Spanish from Free Cruising Guides

Caribbean: A Cruising Guide to the Dominican Republic 6th Edition Now Available at FreeCruisingGuides

Cruising Information

How to pick up a mooring buoy under sail

Five Families Prove that Sailing is a Family Affair

Australian Long Distance Cruisers: Useful Services that are hard to find

Cruisers Websites

Mediterranean Journeys of Wild Goose

Tainui: The slowest circumnavigation imaginable

Environment

Raising awareness of the ocean's fragile ecosystems - The unexpected beauty of PLANKTON

Global Yachting Services

Tenaya's Journey from Thailand to Turkey by Ship

Rallies

UK: Events with World Cruising Club at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

Safety & Medical

Mosquitos: Chikungunya and Lysine

See previous monthly report summaries here

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