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April_2017_News

Posted by Don Weiss on April 28, 2017 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

From https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/date-2016-10-27-2200-country-name-svg-location-detail-mayreau-salt-whistle-bay-event-theft/" target="_blank">Safety and Security Net - two articles. I haven't been re-posting most of their news - hoping that readers (all three of you 8)) will be checking/subscribing to the site. These two today I choose to highlight.

1) Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay, SVG - items stolen from an unlocked yacht that was boarded. Please lock...

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Keeping Your Vessel Safe

Posted by Don Weiss on March 30, 2017 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

From Cruising World - Keeping Your Boat Safe While You're Away.

Switching to a new browser - my old one doesn't seem to do what it used to anymore. :/

I have recommended boat monitoring services int he past, and will continue to do so. A small investment that can save you from a big outlay in replacement (costs, paperwork and time) that I deem well worth it.

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March 2017 Links

Posted by Don Weiss on March 5, 2017 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Some stories I came across recently -

1. How To Survive A Mass Shooting - from Gizmodo - a nice, down to earth article - emphasizing preventative measures, and being prepared in dress and actions.

2. Why Not? - from Raconteur Report - a list of actions that people should be prepared to do at a moments not...

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Now or Never

Posted by Don Weiss on March 3, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

From Prepare To Tack - http://preparetotack.com/now-or-never/.

The article just appealed to me - about how the time is never 'quite right', or we are never 'quite ready'.

Nothing directly related ot security - just an overall philosophy that resonates.

Carpe Diem - Seize the day should be our motto.

Note: Having issues importing photos - hope to be resolved soon.

Honduras News

Posted by Don Weiss on January 24, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

From https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Cruisers_Network_Online" target="_blank">Cruisers Network Online - news of three pirate attacks/boardings of vessels in the past week. Also reported on https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/" target="_blank">Caribbean Safety and Security Net, and this article -

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Boat Theft (by swimmer) and Cuba

Posted by Don Weiss on December 24, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

From Caribbean Safety and Security (https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/date-2016-12-21-country-name-panama-location-detail-bocas-del-toro-event-theft/) - a video of a swimmer stealing a small boat. Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrm1aZrWgwo) of the theft (from youtube).

Comment - from the looks of it, the thief knew the camera was there, kept low and in the shadows to avoid identification/detection.

From Cruisers Network Online (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cruisers_Net...

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Digital Nomad Survival Tips

Posted by Don Weiss on December 19, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

From Computerworld.com - Digital Nomad Survival Tips - Part One and Part Two.

Part One deals with selection of a backpack (and tips), protecting your laptop, Wi-Fi and mobile carriers, and p...

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Boat crime is not limited to specific areas of the world

Posted by Don Weiss on October 25, 2016 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

From Yachting & Boating World - http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/26-boats-targeted-at-grimsby-and-cleethorpes-yacht-club-43603

According to the article, two crminals were responsible for the thefts, from 26 vessels at the marina/club.

I am posting this as a reminder that theft and other crimes involving the vessel or crew do not happen just  'over there'.  It is a world wide phenomena - much like the weather.

Stay vigilant, aware. Seek o...

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Situational Awareness - Video: WTF Is Situational Awareness?

Posted by Don Weiss on October 13, 2016 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

From The CP-Journal - http://www.cp-journal.com/video-wtf-is-situational-awareness/

A video, and the transcript is below it - one quote I like that stood out - "In his system, the colors don’t represent the amount of danger that’s around you, they represent the amount of attention you’re paying to what’s around you."

Also in the video is mention that Sa is a skill, and that we need to practice it, incorporate it into our daily lives.

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The Connected Boat

Posted by Don Weiss on October 12, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

With all the talk these days of the Internet of Things (IOT) - here's an article by https://sirenmarine.com/the-connected-boat-what-it-is-and-why-its-changing-the-game/" target="_blank">Siren Marine  -

The Connected Boat: What It Is and Why It’s Changing the Game

I have no interest (affiliate marketing or other) with Siren Marine.  They and a competit...

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