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June 2018: New information posted on noonsite

By Sue Richards last modified Aug 27, 2018 10:50 AM
Find out what's new on noonsite with our round-up of all the new cruising reports, news, feedback, recommendations, comments and port updates that came in during June.

Published: 2018-07-26 21:00:00
Topics: Report Summaries

June 2018: New information posted on noonsite

An anchorage in Fiji, taken by SY Tuvalu

Thank you to all of you who found time to contribute to noonsite last month with cruising information, to those who helped us with a small donation and to our new advertisers – all of you are helping to keep noonsite a valuable and free service for the cruising community.

Our June Portrait of a Cruiser profiles a single-handed cruiser for the first time. Anthony Swanston lives on board a 37 foot junk schooner and has spent 9 years cruising around the world. He shares his views on long-term cruising with noonsite from his current position in the Indian Ocean.



Antigua, St. Johns: Costly medical care
Bahamas: VAT increase raises prices for cruisers

BVIs: Back to Business in Tortola
BVIs, Tortola: Clearing in at Road Town
Dominica: Emerging from Maria's Aftermath!
Dominican Republic: Nothing but great things to say about Samaná and its people
Puerto Rico, Mayaguez: Clearing in here
Trinidad: Extra fee on departure
Trinidad: Arriving with animals on board

North America

USA: Anchoring in Charleston
USA, Hawaii: Clearing in at Barber's Point
USA: British boat arriving in Key West from Havana
USA: A visit to St. Augustine

Central America

Panama: Costs and agents

South America

Suriname: Information for Cruisers


Corsica, Bonifacio: Absolutely well worth a visit!
Corsica, Ile Rousse: Anchoring no longer allowed

Croatia: National Park Fees increased
Croatia, Korcula: Marine repair recommendation

Greece: Be aware of unofficial marineros
Greece: DEKPA goings-on
Greece: Clearing into Corfu coming from Montenegro
Greece, Cyclades, Paros: Latest information for Naoussa
Greece, Mikonos: SMS to reserve a berth or no place granted
Greece, Thessaloniki: A perfect harbour to leave the yacht unattended
Italy Anchorages & Marinas: Cruiser's report proving useful to others
Italy: Don't recommend much of the Italian coast
Italy, Sicily, Capo d'Orlando: New Marina with special offers
Italy, Vibo Valentia: Marina recommendation
Montenegro, Kotor: Clearing into the country here
Portugal, Lisbon, Marina Parque das Nacoes: Great place for exploring the City
Portugal, Nazare: Only a few visitor spots available

Portugal, Ria Formosa, Olhao: Nice authentic town
Sardinia, Maddalena Archipelago: Easily spend weeks here
Spain, Balearics: How to find a buoy in Formentera

Spain, Balearics: Formentera anchorages
Spain, Balearics: Ibiza anchorages
Spain, Balearics, Mallorca: Services for Santa Ponsa anchorage

Spain, Alicante: Report on a recent visit
Southern Spain & Portugal, River Guandiana: Cruisers comment on Ayamonte
Turkey, Kormen: New marina on the northern side of the Datca peninsula

Northern Europe

Norway: Filling gas bottles
Norway: Pilot guide recommendation

Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands

Canary Islands, Fuerteventura: Gran Tarajal port still out of order
Cape Verdes, Palmeira (Sal): Clearance and local information
Morocco, Tangier: An update on yacht berthing
Portugal, Algarve, Faro: Shipyard cannot accommodate wide beams
NW Spain, Bilbao: An update on berthing options

South East Asia & East Asia

Cambodia: Clearance fees ever-increasing
East Timor: Getting an Indonesian visa in Dili

Taiwan: A year in Ken-ting

Thailand, Satun, Phithak (PSS) Shipyard: Reports from Cruisers

North Indian Ocean & Red Sea

Egypt: Clearing in at Taba Heights
Red Sea Passage: All cruisers contemplating this route should read this

India: Notes for the Andaman Islands
India, Andaman Islands: Don't be put off by paperwork or fees

South Indian Ocean

Seychelles: Probable costs

North Pacific Islands

Kiribati, Northern Line Islands: A recent visit to Christmas Island / Kiritimati
Kiribati, Phoenix Islands: Detailed updates for Canton
Kiribati, Phoenix Islands: A cruise around Nikumaroro, Orona, Gardner and Canton

South Pacific Islands

Australia, Queensland: Recommendation for Scarborough
Fiji: Checking in to Suva - Cruisers Report
Fiji, Lautoka: Recommendation for mechanic
Fiji, Port Denarau: Clearing in at this new port of entry
Papua New Guinea: Checking out at Vanimo - a warning!
Solomon Islands: A truly delightful time at Tikopia



A new deal from

International Yachties give Australia the thumbs-up!

Caribbean Sea, Puerto Rico: US family rescued transiting from Turks and Caicos to the Dominican Republic

New Zealand: Craft Risk Management Standard for Biofouling now in force

UK: RYA and HM Coastguard ask boaters for feedback on MSI broadcasts

US Customs & Border Protection: New Small Boat Reporting Procedures Now In Effect - Updated


Information Partners with the
Caribbean Safety & Security Net (CSSN)

Red Sea Passage: All cruisers contemplating this route should read this

Turkey, Kekova, Ucagiz Limani: Break in while owners ashore for dinner


St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Canouan, Glossy Bay: Night boarding and attempted burglary
SVG, Mayreau, Salt Whistle Bay: Night burglaries whilst owners on board
Bonaire, Fisherman's Pier: Attempted dinghy theft
Saint Lucia, Anse La Ray: Raised (but not locked) dinghy & outboard stolen - April 2018



Pacific List of Radio Nets: Let us know if we are missing any!
Optimizing Iridium GO use on board

Cruisers Websites
Portrait of a Cruiser: Long term single-hander Anthony Swanston

Cruising Information
Banking in Remote Areas
Cape Verdes: British Yacht Arrested on Drug Charges - a cautionary tale for delivery crew

LPG Stations Worldwide:
Useful site to find out where you can fill your gas bottle
Where to Register your Yacht - A Guide

Citizen Science for Cruisers: 5 Gyres TrawlShare program

Global Yachting Services
Antigua to Southampton with Peters & May: Record 52 Yacht Shipment

World Cruising Club Rallies: Latest News
ARC Portugal Sailing Rally Heads South

2018 'Go East' Rally Participants Celebrate Arrival in New Caledonia
Portugal, Algarve: World Cruising Club's west to east transatlantic rally ends in Marina de Lagos
ARC Portugal 2018 comes to an end at Marina de Lagos

FastSeas: Free weather routing and passage planning tool

Safety & Medical
MAIB Safety Bulletin: Failure of a Throw Bag Rescue Line

2018 Atlantic hurricane outlook: How active will the season be following Alberto?
Cruising in Hurricane Season

SailGrib WR - Weather App for Android and iPad

See previous monthly report summaries here



SAFETY4SEA‏ @safety4sea Jun 4
83 containers fall off Yang Ming boxship off Australia #overboard

World ARC 2020 - Entries now open! @ARCrally

Met Office Storms‏ @metofficestorms Jun 6
The first tropical storm of the eastern North Pacific season has formed southwest of Mexico. #Aletta is expected to remain over the ocean.‏ @NoonsiteEditor Jun 8
It's today! June 8th - #WorldOceansDay - take a garbage bag ashore today and clean up the beach next to where you are moored #everylittlebitcounts‏ @NoonsiteEditor Jun 24
#Scotland West Coast - worth the effort …

Down Under Rally‏ @downunderrally Jun 23
NOTICE TO MARINERS - HAZARD TO NAVIGATION WEST OF FIJI. Thanks to Will Moffat of Musket Cove Island Resort and Marina, Fiji for passing on this info. A wave data buoy has come adrift and is currently located west of... …‏ @NoonsiteEditor Jun 29
#Vanuatu Espiritu Santo updates: Oyster Island Resort CLOSED no access allowed; Velit Bay now owned by a Chinese Co. no facilities and landing forbidden. Thanks Dave #theBeachfrontResort



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