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  • Extend your Caribbean Cruising Season with the Nereid’s Rally to French Guiana

    Date Published - June 30, 2013

    June 1st is the official start of the hurricane season in the Caribbean. As cruising plans reach their conclusion and yachts head south toward the... Read More
  • Heading to the Caribbean this Fall? Find out about Sargassum…..

    Date Published - August 22, 2018

    Part of a natural response to changing ocean conditions, the Pelagic Sargassum has bloomed in vast amounts over the past several years. While it offers... Read More
  • Caribbean Safety & Security Net Launches Zoom-Tap, Know and Go

    Date Published - January 12, 2018

    CSSN has announced a compelling new feature now active on their website Homepage – Zoom-Tap, Know & Go interactive infographics, designed to assist captains and... Read More
  • CSSN Annual Report 2016 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

    Date Published - February 23, 2017

    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... Read More
  • Caribbean, Trinidad to Grenada: Missing on Passage

    Date Published - April 27, 2016

    The S/V Aureole, with 79-year-old single-hander John Barsdell on board, went missing on passage between Trinidad and Grenada in early March 2016. The yacht was... Read More
  • Caribbean Yacht Security: New protocols and arrangements for your safety when transiting near Trinidad and Tobago

    Date Published - February 13, 2016

    Following the boarding of two yachts on two separate occasions in December on passage from Grenada to Trinidad, the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and... Read More
  • Caribbean Piracy Grenada to Trinidad: Second Robbery & Boarding in 7 Days

    Date Published - December 29, 2015

    On December 20th at approximately noon, a 24 meter (80 ft) sailing yacht was sailing from Chaguaramas Trinidad N. to Port Louis Grenada. At about... Read More
  • Caribbean Bound? Some Useful Noonsite Articles and Links

    Date Published - November 16, 2018

    For any cruisers planning a passage to the Caribbean this winter, here is a round-up of some useful articles, advice and links from Noonsite. Before... Read More
  • Coconut Telegraph is Moving

    Date Published - August 06, 2012

    From 1st September 2013, the eastern Caribbean’s SSB net, The Coconut Telegraph, is moving to a new Frequency. Map of Eastern Caribbean © The Coconut... Read More
  • Venezuela Pirate Attack: First Person report from Victims SY Explorer

    Date Published - November 19, 2013

    On Wednesday 13 November SY Explorer, on passage from Trinidad to Puerto La Cruz, was boarded by pirates 5nm from the Venezuelan coastline on approaching... Read More
  • Venezuela: Yacht boarded by armed pirates whilst en-route from Trinidad to Puerto La Cruz

    Date Published - November 16, 2013

    On passage from Trinidad, yacht Explorer was boarded by pirates 5nm from the Venezuelan coastline on Wednesday 13 November. Yachts planning a similar passage should... Read More
  • Reports of Piracy in the Caribbean – The OCC working to combat this threat

    Date Published - January 02, 2016

    Two incidents of piracy have been reported in the closing days of 2015 in the vicinity of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. The Ocean... Read More
  • Garbage Disposal at Sea and in the Eastern Caribbean

    Date Published - November 13, 2015

    The Eastern Caribbean is in the middle of a solid waste disposal crisis. Cruisers arriving in the Islands after a long offshore passage can help... Read More
  • Caribbean: Tracking Sargassum Seaweed ‘Invasions’ via Satellite

    Date Published - October 16, 2017

    Since 2011, massive quantities of floating sargassum seaweed, also known as sargasso, has floated throughout the Caribbean, impacting marine resources, fisheries, shorelines, waterways, and tourism.... Read More
  • USA: Print-on-demand Imray Caribbean charts now available

    Date Published - January 22, 2015

    Imray can now offer retailers and customers in the U.S.A. fast, print-on-demand access to charts in the Imray-Iolaire Caribbean range through a new partnership with... Read More
  • SSCA Net from Nova Scotia to South America: Volunteer Net Controllers Needed

    Date Published - December 05, 2018

    December 2018: The SSCA are seeking volunteers to assist with relays on the SSCA Net. This is one of many ways to contribute to the... Read More
  • Trinidad & Tobago: Rumours of Piracy Unfounded

    Date Published - September 07, 2018

    Informed risk awareness is always wise, but first-hand information is key. Tackling T&T’s Major Yachting Industry Concerns By J. Wynner for Caribbean Compass Magazine Floating... Read More
  • Caribbean: Sargassum coverage significantly higher than most years since 2011

    Date Published - February 18, 2019

    The month of Jan 2019 showed a total Sargassum coverage of 344 km2 as compared with a historical mean of 32 km2 between 2011 and... Read More
  • Caribbean: Chances of a Dengue Fever Outbreak increases in all Caribbean Islands

    Date Published - January 29, 2019

    Dengue Fever has been on the Increase in Southern America for many years and in 2018 there was a significant increase in confirmed cases in... Read More
  • Small Caribbean Island’s Waste Management: How Cruisers can Help

    Date Published - January 22, 2019

    Waste management is a problem for all the small islands in the Caribbean, one that only gets worse during the sailing season as hundreds of... Read More
  • Canary Islands, El Hierro: Frenchman sets off to cross the Atlantic in a Barrel

    Date Published - January 04, 2019

    71-year-old Jean-Jacques Savin, an experienced navigator, and sailor has now decided to embark on a new challenge in an extremely small vessel. He swam across... Read More
  • Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Major Seaweed Invasion Underway

    Date Published - April 05, 2018

    Over recent years, quantities of Sargassum, a type of seaweed commonly known as sargasso, have continued to wash up on beaches and appear in the... Read More
  • Caribbean, BVIs: Search for Cruising Family’s Abandoned Yacht

    Date Published - January 18, 2017

    On December 21st, 2016, cruising yacht “Dove II”, owned and loved by the Coombes family from the UK, had to be abandoned near the end... Read More
  • CSSN Annual Report 2017 Reported Yacht Crime – Caribbean

    Date Published - March 13, 2018

    The Caribbean Safety & Security Net was started by cruisers 18 years ago. It is an all-volunteer, independent, self funded team of volunteers dedicated to... Read More
  • The Nereid’s Rally (Caribbean to South America) cancelled after media reports about piracy

    Date Published - August 27, 2018

    An international yachting event to be hosted in Guyana has been canceled following reports in the local and international media stemming from deadly attacks on... Read More
  • Trinidad for Hurricane Season: Latest News

    Date Published - June 11, 2020

    The Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago (YSATT) have been campaigning hard to seek an exemption to the closed borders to allow cruisers to... Read More
  • Caribbean, Trinidad Hibiscus Oil Platform: Pirates fire shots at sailboat – April 2019

    Date Published - April 25, 2019

    By CSSN & YSATT A sail boat positioned about 15NM NE of the Hibiscus oil platform was approached by a group of eight Venezuelans in... Read More
  • NOAA’s Prediction for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season

    Date Published - May 30, 2019

    (May 23, 2019) – NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center have published their outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season which starts officially on 1 June and runs... Read More
  • Grenada to Trinidad: New Convoy Process Makes Passage to and from Trinidad Safer and More Fun

    Date Published - June 04, 2019

    (June 4, 2019) Chaguaramas, Trinidad, YSATT – Concerned about sailing to Trinidad? Now you can join a convoy! The Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and... Read More
  • Gulf of Mexico to West Africa: Record-high bloom of Sargassum

    Date Published - July 15, 2019

    TransAtlantic Sailors preparing for departure this Fall should take note of the significantly high coverage of Sargassum weed in the central West Atlantic this year.... Read More
  • Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Could we see an increase now El Nino has ended?

    Date Published - August 08, 2019

    August 8, 2019 – NOAA announced today that the current El Nino in the Pacific Ocean has ended and neutral conditions have returned. This now... Read More
  • Caribbean Safety and Security Net: Call for Volunteers

    Date Published - October 27, 2019

    Help other cruisers enjoy safe cruising in the Caribbean, plus keep this incredible free resource for the cruising community alive. Volunteer for just a handful... Read More
  • Eastern Caribbean: Single Side Band Coconut Telegraph to Resume

    Date Published - November 08, 2019

    The single side band (SSB) radio’s Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers’ net on November 11th. Its main objective is to share active cruiser information... Read More
  • Connecting cruisers in the time of Covid 19

    Date Published - April 01, 2020

    Cruisers contemplating crossing the Atlantic back to Europe or remaining in the Caribbean or US East Coast will now have access to OCC Facebook Groups.... Read More
  • Caribbean Marine Associations Helping Cruisers

    Date Published - April 07, 2020

    Marine associations in Antigua, Grenada and Trinidad, started efforts in April, 2020 to open their borders for cruising boats needing safe refuge for hurricane season.... Read More
  • Ocean Going Vessels Should Have Multiple Sources of Communication Aboard

    Date Published - April 17, 2020 have been assisting with the search for Bob Peel and his boat since mid-March in the Eastern Caribbean. Could this case have had a... Read More
  • SSCA Webinars to Help Prepare for the Cruising Season Ahead

    Date Published - August 18, 2020

    Seven Seas Cruising Association announces a new monthly SSCA Webinar series featuring their worldwide Cruising Station Hosts as panelists, open to both members and non-members.... Read More
  • Eastern Caribbean Basin: SSB Coconut Telegraph to Resume November 9

    Date Published - November 09, 2020

    he SSB (Single Side Band) Coconut Telegraph will resume its cruisers net on Monday November 9, 2020 as announced by the volunteer Net Controllers. The... Read More
  • Panama, Bocas del Toro: American Couple Brutally Assaulted And Robbed On Their Sailboat Near Isla Colon

    Date Published - July 09, 2012

    Posted Sunday 8 July 2012, from a report by Don Winner for the Panama Guide, plus extra information reported to noonsite by cruisers in the... Read More
  • SSCA Free Cruising Webinars: Update on COVID in the Caribbean

    Date Published - January 08, 2021

    The Seven Seas Cruising Association continue with their popular free cruising webinars, this month focusing on the COVID situation in the Caribbean for cruising yachts... Read More
  • Trinidad and Tobago: Yacht Services Sector Still Awaiting Relief from COVID Restrictions

    Date Published - January 11, 2021

    Yacht Services Association Trinidad & Tobago (YSATT) continue to plead with the government authorities to allow for international yacht arrivals. Since the beginning of the... Read More
  • National Hurricane Center adds new experimental weather forecast elements for “Blue Water” Mariners

    Date Published - February 05, 2021

    The National Hurricane Center is now providing several new experimental weather forecast elements for mariners that travel the open oceans of the tropical North Atlantic,... Read More
  • Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) Satellite AIS Tracking Service

    Date Published - February 11, 2021

    The Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) HF Radio Service Net, FCC Call Sign KPK, has announced a new service for cruisers in the Gulf of... Read More
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines: La Soufrière Volcano Erupts

    Date Published - April 10, 2021

    La Soufrière volanco on the small Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday April 9, sending a plume of ash and smoke more than... Read More
  • Atlantic: Another Active Hurricane Season Predicted for 2021

    Date Published - April 26, 2021

    The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual, according to research from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Colorado... Read More
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines: Emergency Solar Light Campaign Underway

    Date Published - May 06, 2021

    On April 9th, 2021, the popular cruising grounds of St. Vincent and The Grenadines were rocked by a massive volcanic eruption which dumped well over... Read More
  • Caribbean: Free Webinars for Caribbean-Bound Sailors

    Date Published - September 13, 2021

    If you are planning to escape to the Caribbean this winter, then join this free webinar series being held by experienced Caribbean cruiser David Lyman,... Read More
  • Eastern Caribbean: SSB Coconut Telegraph Back on Air

    Date Published - November 17, 2021

    The SSB (Single Side Band) Coconut Telegraph has resumed its cruisers net covering the Eastern Caribbean Island Chain, with the aim of sharing active cruiser... Read More
  • Venezuela, Isla Margarita: Migrant Boat Sinks – One Man Rescued by Passing Boat

    Date Published - May 19, 2019

    (May 19, 2019) – A sport fishing boat encounters a survivor 30 miles off Trinidad. Twenty other migrants are presumed drowned. Venezuelan Migrant Rescued As... Read More
  • Atlantic Hurricane Season 2022: Above Normal Season Predicted

    Date Published - June 01, 2022

    Hurricane season has arrived and with seven of the last eight years recording a named storm occurring in May, it’s an early reminder to be... Read More