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Old 11-03-2017, 18:32   #16
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The eastern side certainly has its dangers


https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/296422...s-style-video/
Most here are most likely aware of this and its not the only kidnapping BUT the Philippines is more than the Sulu sea and Mindanao.

Most that sail from Malaysia to the Philippines do do via Kota kinabalu or kudat heading to Palawan.

Ive said this before, you are more likely to die riding a motorcycle in Bali out Thailand by a large margin than getting kidnaped in the Philippines, but that dosent make the headlines.

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Dangerous leg sailing from Malaysia to The Philippines. How will you handle the risks.
Hi Larry,

What these guys are driving at is that the hop from Kudat, at the top of Borneo, over to Palawan PHL, is essentially a short day sail, weather providing, and that the area is not known for kidnappings. There have been some robberies, however. Probably not enough to worry about.

Going up the east coast of Palawan from there (through the Sulu Sea) is dangerous, in my estimation, though there haven't been any reported kidnappings that I know of going that way since the Burhams were abducted a few years back. Interesting, however, to note that they were taken in Honda Bay, a GOOD WAY up the coast, darn close to Puerta Princessa and pretty far from the ASGs haunts down in Jolo. The folks who were more recently taken from Samal Island, right in Mr. Duterte's backyard, were also taken far from traditional kidnapping haunts.

All that said, moving up the east coast of Palawan may not be overly dangerous these days if one keeps on the move.

Going up the west side of Palawan (China sea) should not be dangerous, but it can be rougher going, depending on the time of year, weather, etc.

Hard to generalize about any of this stuff, of course.

Take care,

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PS - The German guy who was tragically beheaded just a few weeks back was taken in an area between Malaysia and the PHL, and that area is very dangerous right now, but it's not the area that folks are discussing above.
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Interested in captaining this trip. Have you already found someone?
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I have family on Marco Island. Get in touch if you find yourself in the Philippines.

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Hi We are in the Philippines the yacht is in Manila we just bought it but need a little help sailing and prep whats your skills we are not captains
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I'd be interested in hearing more about your voyage... If you've not yet filled crew spot(s)
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