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Tonga: Communication Problems Have Serious Impact on Cruisers

A number of communications issues in Tonga are having a serious impact on cruisers. Not only has Starlink been shut down, but the undersea fibre has been damaged and repairs are not expected until at least August. Digicel currently has limited service only.

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Caribbean: Hurricane Beryl's Destructive Path - How You Can Help

This news item is being continually updated as relief efforts continue and more information is released. With so many islands devastated by the passing of Hurricane Beryl, the yachting community have joined forces to assist with urgent supplies and relief aid. In this news report we outline the current guidelines for yachts wanting to assist with bringing donated supplies to the islands and where you can donate.

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Cruisers Report

USA: EU Sailors Report on Entry and Exit Formalities

Dutch cruisers Flores van Hees and Ivar Smits – Sailors for Sustainability – are nearing the end of their circumnavigation continuing homeward and report on the process they had to go through as Dutch citizens to enter and leave the USA by yacht.

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Vanuatu: A Friendly Welcome, Land Diving and Volcanoes

After spending the South Pacific Cyclone Season in New Zealand, regular Noonsite contributors Maria and Allen Wadsworth headed north to Vanuatu where they experienced warm and friendly welcomes wherever they went.

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Indonesia: First Hand Cruiser’s Report on the e-Visa System

After nearly 10 years cruising South East Asia, with five forays into Indonesia, well known cruisers Sherry and Dave McCampbell say the only thing that stays the same with Indonesian formalities is that they constantly change. One particular area is the A211 e-visa. Here Sherry outlines the process they followed to secure the visa in May 2024.

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St. Helena: Four Months in a Friendly, Welcoming Community

Cas van Niekek and his wife spent nearly four months anchored at St. Helena in the South Atlantic and enjoyed being a part of a friendly, welcoming community where everyone shares and looks out for each other.

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Security Report

France, Brest: Unsettling Incidents at Marina

Cruisers who stayed at the Chateau Marina in Brest on France’s Atlantic coast in late May, reported to Noonsite that they had two very unsettling nights and a suspicious incident which they believe were from fishermen on an adjacent mole.

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South East Asia Pilot

Encompassing approximately 600,000 square miles of some of the best cruising grounds in the world, the latest 7th edition of the South East Asia Pilot sees the addition of the Cape York Peninsula (Australia), the expansion and complete update of Cambodia as well as thorough updates to the Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia chapters. Available printed or as an eBook.

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