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Old 16-11-2015, 12:57   #1
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Does anyone has experience with and/or advice about GEOS SAR membership while cruising the Bahamas?
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you do not need it or the Bahamas.

There is almost always another boat in VHF range to help in an emergency, if not many (I assume you have a built in VHF and not a handheld). On the off-chance you cannot raise a boat or land base on VHF you can always use a SPOT or InReach or SatPhone to get help in a REAL emergency. Heck, you can talk to the US Coast Guard from a large area of the Bahamas over VHF and they regularly patrol there by helicopter and plane (yes - USCG).

Then there are the Bahamians, which are always extremely kind and helpful.

Have you bought the Explorer Chartbooks for the Bahamas? If not, I would do so not only for the charts but also as a great cruising guide. They write all about radio procedures, emergencies, provisioning, customs and immigration, etc... Anything you wanted to know is in that and a few other Bahamas cruising guides.
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