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Old 15-03-2015, 14:47   #76
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Looking forward to hearing you are OK, NoTies, as soon as you're able.
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There was pieces of a Cat shown on the news last night. I guess vanuatu got 160+ winds.

What kind of a weird post is that? There were people KILLED FFS! Buildings flattened, trees uprooted, boats of all descriptions destroyed... and you want to make some kind of stupid mono vs cat statement?
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Cheechako's in the Pacific NOrthwest. I doubt he has any feel for the lovely people of Vanuatu at all. It is a hard task to empathize with those who are far from us and of very different lifestyles.

I'm with you Cruising 44', there are people injured, with little possibility of medical aid, yet; people whose water supply is unsafe, whose crops are damaged, and who have little wherewithal -- a very sad humanitarian situation.

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A lot of the places I frequented look to be gone.. or badly smashed up.. shame.. the local folks there were really nice..
Just hoping the human tolls not to high.. reports of 64 confirmed dead.. and thats around Port Vila..
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Re: All Cyclone Pam threads merged to here

Made it through relatively unscather. A bit busy to write much now. Delatbabel, did a quick drive by and the boatyard seems all good, masts pointing in the right direction. A bit annoyed this thread has been consigned to the general wasteland of "General" Put it back in Pacific and South China Sea where it belongs and I might even write a full report.
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Keeping our fingers crossed for you and for everybody now in Vanuatu.

Let us know how it was when you can access the net.

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Blowin' 50 knots at Hick's Bay. Forecast gusting 64.

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Glad to hear NoTies made it through OK.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, others weren't so lucky.

'Charter boat operator Australian Peter Phillipps said the body of an unidentified expat had been removed from the harbour in front of his mooring in Port Vila.
"He was a fellow who had been living on a yacht and got into strife. He got into the tender and was drowned. They found his body in the tender [on Saturday].

"I couldn't tell you where he was from. We used to see him standing on his yacht waving to people."

Two foreign nationals were thought to have drowned when their sailing boat sank in the rough seas, but their nationalities have not been confirmed.'

Very sad news
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Made it through relatively unscather. A bit busy to write much now. Delatbabel, did a quick drive by and the boatyard seems all good, masts pointing in the right direction. A bit annoyed this thread has been consigned to the general wasteland of "General" Put it back in Pacific and South China Sea where it belongs and I might even write a full report.

Great to see you are alive! And grumpy!!! You must be OK,

Lookin forward to a full report, but I guess you are out helping other people?

So sad to see others didnt make it. Terrible tragedy.


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Great to see you are alive! And grumpy!!! You must be OK,

Lookin forward to a full report, but I guess you are out helping other people?


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This was a small ray of happy news this morning, from the Port Vila Boatyard:

"The Port Vila Boatyard facility (including all yachts / vessels secured in the yard and on our moorings) suffered NO damage from the cat 5 cyclone "Pam" which skirted past Efate and Port Vila on Friday the 13th of March 2015. We will be busy cleaning up the Boatyard this week to be ready to carry out repair work on all the damaged and sunken vessels in Port Vila. We are also assisting in the recovery of damaged vessels from Port Vila Bay and Havannah Harbour. Our office is currently closed so please contact Justin (...) if you need assistance."
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What is being reported now as the worst natural disaster in the South Pacific. Has taken its toll on many cruising boats as well.

When you look at the devastation on land I suppose it is expected. Feel helpless so far away, yet grateful my crew and our home did not suffer the same fate.

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Made it through relatively unscather. A bit busy to write much now. Delatbabel, did a quick drive by and the boatyard seems all good, masts pointing in the right direction. A bit annoyed this thread has been consigned to the general wasteland of "General" Put it back in Pacific and South China Sea where it belongs and I might even write a full report.
It wouldn't do to have our reporter on ground a little miffed .

Your thread must have at some stage automatically shifted to the location of one of the ones it was merged with. It has now been moved from the highly popular "wasteland" to "Pacific and South China Sea" .

Glad to hear you are unscathed. Looking forward to hearing your report.

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Yes - wot Boaty & MarkJ said.

Also, for boats planning on going there from May onwards, would they be of any help or, would you say, "keep out of the way."
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Yes - wot Boaty & MarkJ said.

Also, for boats planning on going there from May onwards, would they be of any help or, would you say, "keep out of the way."
Definitely still come, the more the merrier as they help boost the grass roots economy and are often invaluable for lending a helping hand. Just don't expect to be offered much fresh fruit as crops are going to be badly affected for a long time. I'll try to write something more tonight.
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