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September 2014: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified May 03, 2016 04:04 PM
Thank you to everyone who viewed noonsite last month and found time to contribute port/country updates and cruising reports for the site. We greatly appreciate your feedback and assistance in helping keep noonsite such a useful and up to date resource for worldwide cruising boats.

Published: 2014-09-30 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

Mapping Mediterranean Migration

Spain, Balearics: An update on anchoring

Spain: Boatyard Reviews

Tunisia: Comparing Marina Prices and Service

Central & North America

Panama Marine Services: Recommendations from Cruisers

USA: Immigration Problems of which to be Aware

South America

French Guiana: Notes on clearing in

North Indian Ocean

Sri Lanka, Galle: Updates from Cruisers

South Indian Ocean

The Comoros: Visiting Anjouan Island in September

South East Asia & East Asia

Malaysia, Sabah Passage Notes - 2010 to 2014

Philippines Security Advice

Philippines, Port Carmen Boatyards: Comments from Cruisers

North Pacific

FSM: Fees for Kosrae Increased Again

South Pacific

Fiji: Difficulties Encountered Changing Money when Leaving the Country

Fiji: Missing on-board pet causes problems with Fiji Bio-Security

French Polynesia, Tahiti, Taina Marina: Moorings not to be trusted long term

New Caledonia: Helpful Advice for Non-French Speaking Cruisers

Solomon Islands: Cruising through the Solomons during Cyclone Season

Tonga, Neiafu, Vava'u: FAD and navigational channel marker locations

COUNTRY NEWS

Australia, Queensland: Bundaberg Port Hardstand and Shiplift Facility Summer Dry Storage Special

Chile, Puerto Williams: New Fisherman’s Coop Port under construction for use by yachts

Greece, Symi: British cruising couple help stranded Syrian refugees to safety

Mexico bound? Problems applying for TIP online

Mexico West Coast: Extensive Damage wreaked by Hurricane Odile

Mexico, La Paz: Post Hurricane Odile Cruiser Casualties Confirmed

Thailand: AIS transponders mandatory on all foreign craft in Phuket waters, effective October 1

Thailand, Phuket, Phang Nga Bay: Thai Officials try to fine Australian Yacht

Tsunami test across Indian Ocean beginning 9 September

Tonga, Neiafu, Va'vau Group: Warning all Cruisers

U.K.: Dedicated VHF Channel for The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI)

PIRACY & SECURITY NEWS

Caribbean, Belize, St Georges Cay: Break in and burglary from anchored yacht

Caribbean, Grenada, Clarke's Court Bay: Attempted Theft of Chained and Locked Dinghy

Caribbean, Grenada, Mt. Hartman Bay: Theft of unlocked dinghy and outboard

Gulf of Aden: EU Naval Force Frigate Assists Yacht

Madagascar, Deigo Suarez: Armed boarding and attempted theft - August 2014

Philippines: German cruisers abducted – latest update

Philippines Security Advice

Turkey South, Cavus Koyu (north): Yacht burgled whilst owners ashore

RESCUE/ACCIDENT NEWS

Australia to New Zealand: Four planes and a container ship rescue yacht

OTHER NEWS

Pantaenius and C&N Marinas become strategic partners

A SELECTION OF NEW COMMENTS FROM CRUISERS

Caribbean, Tobago: Recent visit to Charlotteville

Central America, Guatemala: New rules of entry and length of stay

Central America, Mexico, Puerto Vallarta: New owners for marinas

Central America, Mexico, Salina Cruz: New VTS Lanes

Central America, Mexico, Zihuatenejo: Useful updates

Central America, Mexico: Majahual has replaced Xcalak as the port of entry in the south

Mediterranean, Gibraltar: New Marina?

Mediterranean, Italy, Adriatic Coast: The latest on Manfredonia

Mediterranean, Italy, Capo San Vito: Submerged object on approach to harbour

Mediterranean, Italy, Rome: More positive feedback for Cantiere Nautico Albula

Mediterranean, Italy, Sicily: Beware of anchoring in Porto Empedocle

Mediterranean, Spain: Tips for La Linea

Mediterranean, Spain, Balearics, Mallorca: Thumbs up for Puerto de Alcudia

Mediterranean, Spain, Balearics, Cabrera: In the Top 10 for the Med

Mediterranean, Spain, Cadiz: Recommendation for inflatable specialist

North Atlantic, Portugal, Lisbon: Try Oeiras as an alternative

North Atlantic, Portugal: Marina Discounts

North Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka: New Marina in Galle

North Pacific, Kiribati: Phoenix Group to become World Heritage Site

Routing: Advice on Panama to Philippines

Russia: Loving the river/canal system

SE Asia, Indonesia: New marina at Tanjung Emas (Semarang)

SE Asia, Malaysia, Johor Bahru: Another marina near Danga Bay

South America, Brazil: Recommendation for Itajai

South America, Ecuador: An Agent IS required

South Pacific, Easter Island: Conditions during a visit in August

South Pacific, Tonga, Ha'aipai: Most unspoilt islands in the Pacific

South Pacific, New Caledonia, Noumea: Bad experience at Port Moselle

South Pacific, New Zealand, Whangarei: Good guarantee and service from Ray Roberts Marine

South Pacific, Vanuatu: Boatyard recommendations

OTHER NEW REPORTS & INFO.

Communications

Getting online while cruising

Mediterranean - List of Radio Nets

Cruising Information

YachtAid Global

mysailing.com.au

Cruisers Websites

Around the World with Totem

Circumnavigation in an Ovni

Cruising Southeast Asia Under Power - and On a Budget

Embarking on a Circumnavigation

One Ocean At A Time

Rallies

South Atlantic: Race from South Africa to St. Helena this December

Tasmania: The Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation 2015

The Ocean Cruising Club Celebrates 60th Anniversary with Record Gatherings Around the World

See previous monthly report summaries here

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