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July 2013: New information posted on noonsite

By Val Ellis last modified Feb 05, 2014 10:48 AM
We hope you enjoy reading and taking advantage of the latest information posted on during June and outlined below. Thank you to everyone who contributed last month and got in touch with cruising reports, updates and corrections.

Published: 2013-07-31 23:00:00

hank you also to all the new registered users who took the time to post their comments on the site. This is a new function for noonsite and we are delighted to see that many of you are utilising it as we intended, to pass on quick recommendations, comment on service done on your boat and add your opinions to ports, reports and news on the site.

Having introduced site registration in May, we now have well over 1000 users registered with noonsite. This is quick and simple to set-up. Please note however that comments should be short, just a few lines, anything longer then please send it direct to and we’ll post it in our report or news sections. Photos very welcome too.

Noonsite’s twitter following is also increasing (@NoonsiteEditor) and this is the perfect way to receive notice of site updates and news as it happens.

We continue working on other developments, all designed to improve your user experience whilst on the site, which hopefully we can make happen soon.

Noonsite relies very much on feedback from the cruisers that use it, to keep it as up to date and informative as possible. Please remember that not only do we welcome port updates and cruising reports, we also welcome emails stating that the information you used from noonsite was 100% accurate. Contact All contributions will be personally acknowledged by a member of the noonsite team.

See previous monthly report summaries here



Bermuda: An expensive stopover

Cuba: Two Months Cruising Cuba

Haiti: Great response to "Second life for used sails" project

Central and North America

Nova Scotia: Yacht strikes whale

Panama: Cruisers' Recommendations for Canal Agents

Panama, Balboa: Diablo Heights now the only official Immigration Office

Panama: Cruisers Report on their Clearance Experiences

USA: Yacht abandoned near Bermuda washes up on Martha's Vineyard 54 days later

USA, Port Everglades: Removal of smokestack landmarks

South America

Colombia, Cienaga de Cholon: Attempted dinghy theft

French Guiana: Extend your Caribbean Cruising Season with the Nereid's Rally from Tobago to French Guiana

Northern Europe

Germany, Frisian Islands: Juist added as a new port

UK Sailors: MCA Voluntary Safety Identification Scheme

UK: Red Diesel Update

UK South Coast, Chichester, Hayling Bay: Underwater Obstruction


Mediterranean Anchoring Restrictions

Eastern Mediterranean: Connecting to the internet

Mediterranean Cruising Blog by a family of four

Croatia: Newest EU state goes all out for marina growth

Croatia: Formalities section updated

Greece, Athens, Piraeus: Zea Marina Update

Italy, Fiumicino (Rome): Berthing on the Canal

Morocco, Rabat, Bourgreg Marina: New Comments

Spain: Tax removed on charter boats

Spain: Boatyard Reviews

Tunisia, Bizerte: New Comments

South East Asia & East Asia

Borneo, Labuan: Update on Redevelopment of Public Marina

Indonesia: An unforgettable experience clearing out of the country

Indonesia, Batam Island: Nongsa Point Marina - Cruisers' Comments

Indonesia, Tanjung Priok (Jakarta): Update for Batavia Marina

Japan, Tannowa and Wakayama: A brief visit for boat repairs

Japan, Osaka Bay: New and updated ports

Malaysia: New Visa Restrictions for Sarawak & Sabah

Thailand: Worrying incidents regarding the actions of Thai fishing boats against yachts

South Pacific

Cook Islands: New Information for Palmerston Atoll & Aitutaki

Fiji: Clearance procedures updated

New Zealand, Auckland, Zodiac Liferaft: Comment posted

New Zealand: Weather Helper

Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South

Samoa, Apia: Marina space greatly reduced

Vanuatu, Port Vila: Notes from a resident sailor


Cruising Life: The Best Stories from Caribbean Compass

Under the Endless Sky


Eastern Mediterranean: Connecting to the internet

South African Radio Nets - Updated


Demystifying international clearance for cruisers: from the blog of SV Totem


Emergency Propane Tank Recall: Comment Posted

Online source for links to sailing equipment vendors


Insurance: Research your Insurance Company to avoid a Refused Claim

Yacht Transport: Sevenstar Sailings this Autumn from the Med to the Caribbean


Do you worry about ciguatera fish poisoning?

Considerations for marine lightning protection: Survey results


French Guiana: Extend your Caribbean Cruising Season with the Nereid's Rally from Tobago to French Guiana

Sail 2 Indonesia: New Rally by the Island Cruising Association for 2014


Pacific Crossing East About: Comment posted

Java Sea: Transit Advice for a passage from Bali to SW Lombok

Celebes Sea: Davao, Philippines to Sangihe Island, Indonesia


French Polynesia, Tahiti, Papeete: Attempted Dinghy Theft

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Bequia, Port Elizabeth: Night boarding and burglary whilst asleep

Thailand, Koh Samui: Nasty Incident


New Zealand: Weather Helper


Northern Atlantic, Ireland: Abandoned boat recovered

South Africa to Australia: Urgent appeal for whereabouts of Missing Sailor Eddie Anker

Tasman Sea: Family plead for missing schooner search to continue

Western Iberian Peninsula: Finnish yacht "Serena" abandoned


Non-Stop Circumnavigation: Jeanne Socrates finally does it!

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