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Violent attacks against crew
Capt Pete
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 5:24 AM
Joined: 24/01/2009
Posts: 1


Everyone’s heard by now about the shooting death of Drew Gollan in Antigua. Violent attacks against crew are on the increase everywhere and especially in the Carib. In St Martin my chef had her arm broken and then our mate was attacked and robbed a few weeks later. Many crew are attacked or robbed at violent threat here in St Martin and there was a deckhand and stew attacked in St Barts on the dock at New Year. Other bad spots are Palma, Barcelona and Naples.

I have a speech that I give my crew every time we land in St Martin or Barcelona about girls not carrying bags and guys not walking home alone drunk at night and it is usually ignored till one of them is attacked.


slug
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 6:56 AM
Joined: 11/01/2009
Posts: 22


Really sad to hear that a captain was killed in the dockyard.  Sad for his family and sad for the local people that rely on the marine industry.  The level of criminality and the rise of young boys on crack cocaine goes hand and hand in that part of the world.   On the private yacht that I am captain , we stopped going to the Carribean years ago.  To many guests had their bags snatched, to many angry folks with aggressive intent.   Sad.   Hope the officials in Antigua can get a handle on this problem.
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 1:55 PM

The shooting of Capt. Drew Gollan is indisputedly a tragedy.  I have often wondered why so many yachts flock to Antigua every year.  I thought it was a well known fact that Antigua is the "clearing house" for cocaine in the Caribbean.  The island has for many years had the most consistantly corrupt government officials in the Western Hemisphere.  I was told by an aquaintance(Ex- Marine/ DEA agent) about an incident in the mid 80's where he was taken to a huge warehouse, Filled with cocaine , thousands of pounds! From Antigua it is re distributed and put on smaller vessels to be smuggled throughout the other islands or mainland U.S. It is an unfortunate fact that many of the smaller islands that have gained their independence(Antigua & Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis) are then "forced " to become economically dependent on Drug lords.  It starts off by government officials turning a blind eye to a few drop offs and ends up with a Columbian drug cartel running your little country. With the downturn in the economy, crime is bound to increase everywhere.  I take exception to Slug inferring that this problem is solely in the Caribbean.  Furthermore, deeming the entire Caribbean as "Unsafe" for yachts is ridiculous.  Where do you go?? Miami?, Baltimore?, New York? I certainly feel safer in my part of the world!  Just keep in mind that when you bring your multi million dollar assett to a "Third World" country, you are bound to attract unwanted attention.

This has Not been a message from the Virgin Islands Dept. of Tourism, but maybe it should be!


HTSG
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 3:34 PM
Joined: 26/08/2008
Posts: 1


I could not have said it any better, I would say that your self defense should you go to these islands is up to you. Don't rely on anyone to really help you. Get some training!!!

The number one reason people study martial arts is to learn how to defend them self and/or their family. I'm here to tell you that martial arts is not the answer. It may help you with a few things related to self defense but not usually in the areas you'll need most. Martial arts will help you strike (ie kicks and punches, perhaps a lucky block), occasionally it will help in self confidence. That is usually all you will get unless you study for MANY years and train in realism. There is more to self defense than fighting and weaponry. True self defense training should encompass mind set, demeanor, awareness, social engineering, strikes, defense against street attacks, reality based training, stress innoculation, and much much more. One of the most important is your mind set. You can not expect law enforcement to help you, especially in foreign countries and remote ports of call. No other nation conducts law enforcement as well as the U.S. I know this because I've assited in training law enforcement in other countries. If you go to a number of different ports and arrive with an expectation that the law enforcement has the same deterring effect on crime as in the U.S. or other westernized countries you ar sadly mistaken and even worse, putting yourself at risk through your way thinking.

Now that you have been warned if you ignore the self defense problem you are putting yourself at risk through your own personal denial. The human mind is very powerful. Our brains want to do what it can to make us feel good. By allowing this to happen you trap yourself with denial.  Even despite great survival insticts we as modern day politically correct humans will ignore our intuitions and fear and walk right into a bad situation that we could have avoided if we had listened to our insticts. What is more interesting is looking at why we do this. We very rarely have the luxury of confirming our insticts. Think about it. If we get a bad feeling about walking down and alley and stop and go another way, nothing bad happens how do we know if our instict was correct? Unfortunately when we do realize our insticts or gut feelings were correct we are already immersed in some sort of toxic situation we have no training on how to address. If you are interested in this phenomenon read the book by Gavin Debecker called The Gift of Fear.

For more information on real self defense training for your Vessel Capt. and Crew contact me at jason@htsecuritygroup.com


Pascal
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:19 PM
Joined: 23/11/2008
Posts: 42


security has always been a problem in many of the islands, especially St Martin/Maarten, St Croix and St Thomas.  I used to live on St Barths, up to the mid 90s, and it was probably the only island where you could walk anywhere anytime without worries.  That new year's eve incident on the docks had to have been an isolated, party/drinking related incident...

Even back in the 80s, you had to be real careful in st Maarten after dark. Same with St Thomas, stray a block too far off main street and you'd be in trouble... I remember driving with the windows up and doors locked at night, after a string of attacks where robbers would attempt to block the road...





Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 7:38 PM

As the security/anti-terrorism officer on a ship that traverses the Gulf of Aden from Salalah, Oman to Djibouti it is imperative that all crew members be brought up to speed as to the dangers of not only going ashore when in port but additionally to maintain a strict vigilant watch while underway. Here a few items to be considered to maintain a secure vessel and keep incidents on the yacht to a minimum or better yet zero incidents.


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What you wear when going ashore shows the potential criminal a lot about your attitude and indicates if you are a soft target. In other words be neat and sharp looking. Sloppy dress shows sloppy attitude and increases your chances of being robbed etc.

 

Common ingredients in most situations involving poor behavior:

   

    a.  Almost all occur after mid-night or the last launch to the ship.

    b.  Alcohol is involved.

    c.  A lack of or breakdown of shipmates looking out for shipmates.Stay together and in large groups if possible.


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  1. The gangway watchmen will never leave his position until he is relieved. There must be someone at the gangway 24/7.
  2. The mate on watch will be part of the roving patrol along with the rest of his watch.
  3. All members of the watch will have a radio and a good flashlight and whistle.
  4. The high powered security lamp should be made available to the mate on watch to sweep the open water outboard of the vessel at night.
  5. Fire hoses will be stretched and charged on the main deck forward and aft of the house.
  6. Anyone that needs to leave the deck for any reason will notify the mate on watch before doing so.
  7. Visitors: Only visitors with direct ships business or friends of guests will be allowed. NO ONE ELSE. 
  8. All visitors will be escorted. NO VISITOR is to be allowed anywhere on the vessel without an escort.

 

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  1. Muggings and pickpockets are the most common incidents in many of these ports. Travel in groups whenever possible. They normally overpower an individual and no weapons are used and they usually pick out someone that seems intoxicated. One area that you must watch is the park area that you transit when walking to and from the launch. Stay under the lights on the sidewalks and go directly to the pier.
  2. If anyone keeps asking questions about the vessel and persists for a period of time leave the area. Get a good description of the individual and report it to the Captain.
  3. Do not talk about the ship in bars or for that matter in any hotel room that you might rent.
  4. If anyone offers you money for information about the ship leave the area and report it to Captain.
  5. Watch your drink if at a local bar. In the past individuals have been slipped a drug and wake up either injured or robbed.
  6. Do not accept invitations to private residences. This is a setup to either rob you or possibly injure you.
  7. Stay away from the home brewed vodka. It could contain more that just vodka. This is not a joke.
  8. Prostitutes do frequent the bars. In many ports it is known that most of the prostitutes carry STD= sexually transmitted diseases.
  9. Don’t carry large amounts of cash and don’t flash your cash at a bar or restaurant.
  10. Keep a low profile. Avoid being loud and standing out in a crowd. There may be some people there that will take offense and could start an altercation.
  11. Ride only in marked taxis that have meters in them.

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  1. If the owner provides dock side security officers it is imperative that they maintain one guard at the end of the gangway or brow. If they have additional officers they are to be spread out on the pier side of the ship. They might want to put one of their guards at the top of the gangway. Will plan accordingly. One thing to watch is any unusual activities by the private security guards. It is not uncommon for them to be bribed and look the other way while the malefactors board the vessel.
  2. Watchstanders must be especially vigilant between the hours of 0100 am and 0500 am. This is a time in the morning that your attention and alertness can be at a low point and the potential stowaway knows it.
  3. Watchstanders on deck must not have a set time to make rounds. Switch out how you patrol the decks. If you have a set schedule you can bet the stowaway will see it right away and plan his approach accordingly.
  4. Do not let the crew mingle at the bottom of the gangway with the private security guards. This has proven to be a problem in the past and it distracts the guards attention and creates confusion.  
  5. Extra vigilance must be maintained in areas that you cannot secure. Mainly, underneath the equipment on deck.
  6. Another thing to look for is any kind of line you see hanging from the vessel in your rounds. Many stowaways board from a floating piece of wood and throw up a small grappling hook over the fish plate. They have the capability to actually walk up the line with their toes only and they are exceptionally quick.
  7. There will be a stowaway search just prior to the vessel departing.The average cost to repatriate a stoway is approximately 90,000 USD. I am sure the owners would want an explanation on that one.
  8. I know security drills are not usually performed on yachts but its one thing to know what to do and another when you do not. Train as you would for any contigency and your safety and the safety of your guests will be assured.

Last but not least
never put yourself in danger. If you confront  any criminal that is armed or not armed move back from the way you came. Move to a well lit area with a lot of cars and people lingering about. Criminals hate crowds.


Hope all of this will help you stay a little safer and more aware of your surroundings when you travel ashore and underway in areas of potential danger.

All the best

Captain William H. Toohey II

Master DMT Emerald

 



 


Jahnny
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:51 PM
Joined: 17/10/2008
Posts: 3


I agree, these things happen any where around the world...I used to be in the Navy and hang alone in Naples, phillipines and other countries...and happen to get attack in California..
Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2009 11:30 PM
This an awful tragedy and my condolences go out to Drew Gollan's family and the crew and owner of Perseus. I've been reading the facebook memorial page set up by his friends. You can read it here: http: //www.facebook.com/group.phpgid=118085540649 Drew embodied the best qualities of an Aussie skipper: highly qualified and seriously fun loving. What a loss and such a shame. When someone passes away due to an accident or a disease we can rationalize it to an extent, "these things happen." Senseless murder is quite another story and I for one will never get my head around it. Savor each day everyone, we really never know what tomorrow holds. The Caribbean has always been a dangerous place. Drugs are often involved in violent crimes (at least tangentially), but one must always bear in mind that a yacht represents such a soaring level of wealth, and often little distinction is made between the paid crew and the owners by the native islanders. For the inhabitants of these islands they rightly perceive that not only will they never own such a thing but they will never even have the chance to be employed on one. A double insult. Add to that the rampant drug trade fueled not by slumber inducing marijuana but by the social inferno of crack cocaine and you have a simmering cauldron of suppressed violence waiting to explode. A reminder to all traveling anywhere, that when confronted by someone wishing to steal one's purse or wallet please, give it up willingly, remain calm and endeavor to place as much distance between yourself and your assailant as soon as possible. It's good advice but I know, when it happens to you, often instinct takes over, a rush of adrenalin and a refusal to let a criminal/bully walk over you or (if you're a guy), the instinct to protect and defend your lady. Try to cap it. Remain calm. Hand over the pocketbook or wallet. Don't confront your attacker, allow them to get away. Being a hero is worthy but your loved one's would much prefer a smart thinking "coward," to a brave dead hero. These people carry guns the way we carry an ATM card. I have friends who live in crime prone areas who carry some paper money in a separate pocket so that they can offer it up to muggers and not lose their ID and credit cards... practical I suppose. Stay safe everyone, God speed Drew.
junior
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 8:53 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026


The other party that needs to clean up its act to promote security  around the yacht scene are the captains of the yachts.  The yachts with thier crews of bored, well paid youngsters caused many of the problems.  Most of the bad guys that I see hanging around the waterfront are the people supplying YOUR  CREW with drugs.  Break this circle, smoke out the druggies among your crew, chop off the demand and security will return.   I was having coffee with a harbormaster recently and he was telling me that besides the normal inquiries from yachties about were to rent a cheap car ? what restaurant is good  ? were an ever increasing  number  of requests for advice on were  to buy some STUFF.   .
Tim Eble
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 12:15 PM
Joined: 25/01/2009
Posts: 1


This was a very sad and unfortunate incident. I was in Antigua immediatley before this happened, but had left on January 18.  Crime was not a topic of discussion while I was there.  Crime is not new to the windward islands, but things need to be put in perspective. Crime is a problem everywhere, including the United States.  What makes Antigua stand out so prominently is that in an island of only 80,000 people, there were 19 murders in one year.  According to the Telegraph, a UK publication, that makes the murder rate in Antigua three times higher than New York.

Despite the crime problem, deciding to avoid Antigua altogether may be a bit of an overreaction.  After all, I have been told by more than one person to avoid St. Vincent for the same reason. Even the BVI had a notorious murder a while back. There have been murders in St. Thomas. At one point I heard that crime had become such a problem in St. Croix that boats were avoiding it. So what is the alternative, pick an island and circumnavigate around it permanently, never setting foot on land? I guess then we could worry about pirates. I am not making light of the problem, only pointing out that if a crime free country is demanded as a precondition to stopping there, only uninhabited islands are left. If people demand a crime free country before visiting it, there will be no tourists, and no tourism based economy. There are a number of things that can be done, however, to minimize risk in places like Antigua until such time as the locals bring matters under control.

First, limit most activites on land to daylight hours.  If visiting a restaurant at night go in a group, leave in a group. Don't flash cash. If the restaurant is more than a short distance from the boat, and people are dining at night, have arrangemets made for safe an reliable transportation to and from the docks before leaving for dinner.  If you have cash, keep everything in your pocket except the exact change needed to pay for a purchase.  Better yet, pay by credit card, carry cash only as necessary to pay for transportation. Don't be visibly drunk and on the streets, particularly at night.  Aovid drugs and druggie-types like the plague. Stay on the beaten path in a area frequented by the tourists.  If nobody else is on the street, you should not be there. Don't wear jewelry, including expensive watches. Don't dress like a person with a lot of money.  Don't enagage in any altercations with the locals.   Keep all expensive equipment out of sight and secured.  Lock all equipment that is not under watch at night, and keep the boat locked like it  is an apartment in Miami.

In my experience, I have found cab drivers on the islands to be the greatest risk to my life, limb, health and safety, not criminals.  Of course the local authorities should take crime more seriously if they care anything about their island economy.  As reports continue to come in about crime on the islands, they will find fewer people want to visit them. However, for people not on private yachts, but those needing charter income for a living, fewer visitors and fewer places considered "safe" also has a very negative impact on their prospects for income.


Anonymous
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2009 2:56 PM

I have to say that every year a come here the drug intake off the crew is on the rise,

 

To be very honest I think it is shocking on the moment; the crew is bored, spoiled and not thinking properly.  Walking around in the bars, and clubs it’s like a plague.

 

I have been in this for more then 10 years as a chef and I can say I never used drugs, no mather how busy the charters are.

 

By drugs being it so easily available, lots of youngsters like to be popular and be part of the group, you almost get the feeling that if you don’t take drugs you are not part of that team.

What is exactly what the rest of these scum want, so you can’t tell on them..

 

Mix this with alcohol and late night home comings and you are asking for trouble

 

I really would like the drug testing to be stricter... the crew can bulshit whatever they want, but drugs do not enhance your preformens in your job...

 

P.

 


Anonymous
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:20 AM
I think your inference that the yacht crew and in particular Captain Gollan, was seeking to purchase drugs and was responsible for his own death is just wrong and so disputed by the facts. Whatever your opinions/thoughts are about drug usage amongst crew it bears no relevance in this case and is a topic you should bring up separately if you feel strongly about it. What happened to Captain Gollan was murder. He had just enjoyed a nice meal with his fiancee and daughter, walking home at a not late hour, NOT imprudently stumbling around in a bad area, drunk and looking for drugs...
junior
Posted: Monday, January 26, 2009 8:37 AM
Joined: 14/01/2009
Posts: 1026


Forgive me....I don't mean to imply that this captain was in the middle on a drug deal gone wrong.  I assume that it was an opportunistic crime and he stood his ground against a bad ass.

   But I am 100 percent sure that with each season, as the yacht population in the harbour grows, so grows the criminal element that preys on the yachties.  Wise up guys, its the same everywhere that you go.  Become street smart. 

     If you decide to walk home drunk at 3 in the morning in say Santa Marta, Columbia or many other bad places that I must go in my travels as yacht captain...you are going to get hurt....Educate yourselves about how the world works, understand that you are a walking 100 euro note in many poor countries and .... get smart. 

    Also understand that many of the nice, useful, bad guys that appear on the waterfront are  there to service the recreational drug needs of the superyacht crew.  Drive out the druggies in your crew and instantly there will be fewer bad guys around the waterfront. Its best for all of us. 


Chef Peter
Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 8:55 PM
Joined: 05/05/2008
Posts: 20


Dont bring a knife to a gun fight silly!
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:49 PM

As a captain who comes to Antigua regularly, I have to point out to some of the well wishers with their good advice about not walking at night, etc., that much of this advice is just  rhetoric.  Who among us is going to get a taxi from Abracadabras to the Antigua Yacht Club docks, or back into the Dockyard?  That stretch between Falmouth and English Harbor can be "instinctively" dangerous even though the police station is right there.  It makes sense to be aware, and wary, but some of the advice above just doesn't fit reality.  Unfortunately, the dangers are real, but unpredictable.   With a bad economy, corruption in government, drugs and guns,  the probability is higher.  So are the stakes.

Captain Gollam's murder is a tragedy, and we all are moved by it. 


Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 4:39 PM
My husband and I know first hand how coruupt the Antiguan officials truly are. We were on a private boat cruising the islands in 1998 and stopped off at Antigua during the infamous "Race Week". After a fun filled week we had a farewell dinner with some freinds who were both crew and locals alike.  We left the dinner party heading back to the anchorage when our friends vehicle was stopped for a routine search set up down the hill. (we had knowledge it's existence of ahead  of time). The cops planted a small ball of marijuana in the car and carted all of us away. In the first 12 hours of captivity we had 5 officials tell each of us at different times that all we had to do was pay 2000 EC dollars and we would be free to go. We said no because we knew we were innocent and we feared for the security of our private yacht and that the crew would be forced to leave the island. (naive I know). We contacted the U.S. consulate who told us the only help they could give was to notify our next of kin and give us ride to court! Anyway 10 court days, one great judge from Barbados (who knew the score) later, we were found innocent and the files supposedly destroyed. Once home we had a friend submit our story to a few major magazines as a cautionary tale to others, but the magazines refused to run it sighting that the advertisers would pull out of Race Week and their mags....So anyone who visits these islands needs to know that you are always putting yourself at risk and the powerful, who you think may be able to help, are powerless or feeding the game of corruption as well.
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 5:48 PM
Another disturbing tale about Antigua. Anon (poster directly above) I wonder what would have happened if you had paid the cops 2,000 EC? Wouldn't be surprised if they had used that to determine "admittance of guilt." Most Americans do not find out until it is too late, that our embassies and consulates are of virtually no use should you find yourself in hot water overseas, set up or not. Expect little or nothing from them and you won't be disappointed. There is more than one yacht crew person who has had to learn this the hard way.
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 6:14 PM
Anonymous wrote:
My husband and I know first hand how coruupt the Antiguan officials truly are. We were on a private boat cruising the islands in 1998 and stopped off at Antigua during the infamous "Race Week". After a fun filled week we had a farewell dinner with some freinds who were both crew and locals alike.  We left the dinner party heading back to the anchorage when our friends vehicle was stopped for a routine search set up down the hill. (we had knowledge it's existence of ahead  of time). The cops planted a small ball of marijuana in the car and carted all of us away. In the first 12 hours of captivity we had 5 officials tell each of us at different times that all we had to do was pay 2000 EC dollars and we would be free to go. We said no because we knew we were innocent and we feared for the security of our private yacht and that the crew would be forced to leave the island. (naive I know). We contacted the U.S. consulate who told us the only help they could give was to notify our next of kin and give us ride to court! Anyway 10 court days, one great judge from Barbados (who knew the score) later, we were found innocent and the files supposedly destroyed. Once home we had a friend submit our story to a few major magazines as a cautionary tale to others, but the magazines refused to run it sighting that the advertisers would pull out of Race Week and their mags....So anyone who visits these islands needs to know that you are always putting yourself at risk and the powerful, who you think may be able to help, are powerless or feeding the game of corruption as well.

 

The press is to be the watchdog of the people, their job is to notify the public about these such incidents. Unfortuntely, in recent times this obligation has been set aside in the name of profit and while some media is run by adversiting dollars, there are still many credible outlets that are not, Dockwalk being one of them. It only takes a few bad apples to ruin it for everyone, but hopefully you can see through any propaganda to the real-deal stuff. You're getting you're story out here.


Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 8:58 PM

I have to say today has been a very sad and touching day for me.  i have been one of the many that has heard about the tradgic death of Drew Gollan.  I did not know him personally but respect anyone that works in our field.  His boat came through the St. Maarten bridge today and in memory of Captain Drew all the yachts in Simpson Bay was sounding their horns and all their crew were standing outside of their boats to show their respects. 

It was such an eary sound and definitly a moment i will not forget.  Whenever something happens to one of "our own" i know it touches everyone.  Today was just a reminder of that.

I send my condolences to all Captain Drews family, friends and his crew.  The amount of respect i saw fellow crewmembers show for a fallen yachtsman is something i will always remember. 

Safe travels for all

 


Anonymous
Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009 11:20 AM

It was sad to hear that a man was shot like the capt was in Antigua last week. Regardless if he was a capt or just an ordinary man walking down the street. People just cant take somebodies life like that and expect to get away with it.

I was in Antigua last May preparing a yacht for an Atlantic delivery. The Capt of the yacht berthed next to mine offered myself and my crew to go for a drive around the island and sea the beaches. On the way back through the small towns we were forced to avoid a car coming our way that was driving aggressively and didnt give us the right of way. Our passanger, one of crew pulled in the mirror to stop it from hitting the parked car. All of a sudden ten men ran out of the garden close to the parked  car and attacked our vehicle. We left in a panick as the guys ran to their cars, what followed turn out to be car chase down these narrow Antiguan roads. One of the guys was out the window screaming at us to stop and they pulled in front of us and forced our driver to stop. They got out and picked up sticks and start screaming at the driver, they took the keys from the car and hit our driver across the arm with the stick. The other guy was tthreatenng our passanger with big stones. Luckily for us there was only to people that followed us and that eventually some people came along and we could finally calm these guys down. There was a police man present that was off duty but he didnt do much and was really not on our side. They were tying to get money out of us by saying we hit their car and showed all these scratches to the police guy that was all lies cause we no damage to our car or scratches. It was a scam. Only for that our driver had blood coming from his arm after the attack the police would have made us pay for damage that was done from some other incident, he just allowed everything go, cause he was not on our side nor did he want to anything with these aggressive guys that were trying to scam us.

We do have to remember that if these incidents are all reported then the crime rate goes up and that puts tourism at a risk, so they try to hide it under the carpet.

We were kind of lucky that day it may have been worse, but we were staying in English harbour and I didnt feel very safe around there it was a little intimidating and we had just arrived from St.Lucia days beforewer it was more relaxed.

These people are living poor lives and all the big yachts are coming and it shows wealth and they´re becoming more aggressive because they are envious, the attacks are becoming more frequent, crew need to be more careful were they socialise and the police need to protect the people that are bringing money to the island.

Antigua is not a place I would run back and I wasnt surprised by the shooting at all, it was a aggressive place.

Capt.Al


Capt.Bill11
Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 5:05 AM
Joined: 18/05/2008
Posts: 9


Talked with a captain friend of mine in St. Thomas tonight. He said the captain of a 112' Westport was robbed at gun point just outside YHG the other night. And that another boat was robbed while the crew were at a bar on the property. He also said they heard four gun shots followed by sirens in the afternoon the other day.

And the beat goes on.

 


 
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