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Noonsite Caribbean Sea outlook

by Noonsite 1 Jun 17:18 UTC
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In remembrance: Sailor and cruising guide legend, Donald M. Street Jr, died this month at the age of 93, after 60+ years of cruising, charting and writing about the Caribbean. Read more about Don Street and his incredible life on the water.

Boatyards: Caribbean Compass have produced a handy reference guide of where to haul out.

Bahamas: Tragedy this month when the 90ft schooner SV De Gallant sank in the vicinity of Great Inagua and Horsehoe Reef on 21 May. After 44 hours of searching, two remaining crew members were sadly not recovered.

Dominican Republic: The Maritima del Atlántico boatyard at Ocean World Marina in Cofresi on the north coast, can now service catamarans with a new 30 ton travel lift with 27.5ft beam.

US Virgin Islands: An artificial reef is under construction near the coast of St. Thomas, which the Department of Planning and Natural Resources hopes will protect coastal areas and help the US territory become more resilient ahead of future storms. Due for completion this July.

Nevis: Higher port fees than expected have been reported from Nevis. Be sure to know what the fees are before you arrive by consulting Noonsite and ask for the published tarifs if you are uncertain.

Martinique has moved to online clearance that can be completed prior to arrival and removes the need to enter at a port of entry.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Great synopsis of the various islands from a cruising perspective, posted by Sailing Pilar.

Curacao: Services for cruisers just got better with a new sailor's center in Spanish Water providing a variety of assistance and services, plus cruiser socials.

Honduras: This month in West End, Roatan, an unoccupied yacht on a mooring was broken into and deck gear was stolen from a yacht that had just arrived. See all security reports on Noonsite here.

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