🇵🇦 Coiba National Park

PANAMA POSSE SAILS VIA ISLA COIBA  🇵🇦 PANAMA THE CENTRAL AMERICAN RALLY

Coiba is the largest island in Central America (500+ km2 / 190+ sq mi), off the Pacific coast of the Panamanian Isthmus in the Gulf of ChiriquíCoiba National Park is a marine reserve comprised of a group of 38 islands including at its core, Isla Coiba.

In 1992 after Panama created Coiba National Park, encompassing nearby islands, forests, beaches, mangroves and coral reefs.

Due to the Gulf of Chiriquí's capacity to buffer against the effects of El Niño temperature swings, the marine ecosystems within Coiba National Park harbors a high degree of biodiversity rivalign those of the Galapagos Islands.

It's a massive marine habitat providing protection for coral reefs, humpback whales, pilot whales, killer whales, dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, marlins for a total of 760 species of marine fishes, 33 species of sharks and 20 species of cetaceans other marine creatures. In July 2005, Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site.

Around 17,000 years ago when sea levels rose after the last iceage, plants and animals on the new island became isolated from mainland populations and over the millennia most animals have diverged in appearance and behaviour from their mainland counterparts. The island is home to many endemic subspecies, including the Coiba Island howler monkey, the Coiba agouti and the Coiba spinetail. The island also harbours tree species that have long disappeared from the mainland and close to 100 bird species.

From 1919 - 2004 it served as a notoriuos penal colony under the dictatorships of Torrijos and Noriega and the prison on Coiba was a feared place.
As such, the island was avoided by locals, and other than the old prison, was completely undeveloped.

The Coiba Island howler a kind of New World monkey, endemic to Panama. Though the Coiba Island howler is usually acknowledged as a separate species, mitochondrial DNA testing is inconclusive as to if it’s really a subspecies of the mantled howler. The dermal ridges of its arms and toes differ.

The 20-21 Panana Posse also the year of the howler monkey !

Photographs by Christian Ziegler, Tim Laman, Pacific Advent, Vackova, a.m.o.


🇸🇻 Joya de Cerén - La Libertad - El Salvador

JOYA DE CEREN - La Libertad - El Salvador
(aka the POMPEII of Central America)
Before the village was abandoned around AD 600 about 200 people lived in this per-Columbian Maya farming village.

The eruption of the Loma Caldera volcano caused 33 feet / 10 meters of debris to settle over the site. The site was remarkably well preserved due to the low temperature of ash and very fast ash-fall, a a thick layer having blanketed the town in the space of a few hours.

Exceptional by uprightness of the culmination of the proof that it gives of regular daily existence in a Mesoamerican cultivating agriculture of the sixth century AD, whichin this social district. It was a pre-Hispanic cultivating network that, similar to Pompeii and Herculaneum in Italy, was covered under a volcanic emission about AD 590. Albeit an earlier quake clearly gave inhabitants time to escape, the debris safeguarded their own possessions, from digging tools and bean-filled pots to resting mats and strict things, basically freezing the farming town in time. Due to the extraordinary state of the remaining parts, they provide extreme insights  into the every day lives of the Central American people groups who worked the land around then.

Around AD 200, the focal and western pieces of the domain of the current   Republic of El Salvador were covered underneath thick layers of volcanic debris from the Ilopango fountain of liquid magma. The territory was relinquished and the late pre-Classical Maya social advancement was hindered for a few centuries until the debris layer had endured into ripe soil.

Resettlement didn't start until around 400, and the Joya de Cerén settlement was established before the finish of the sixth century. As unearthings are still in progress, it isn't yet evident whether it was a little town or a bigger network. Proof from the structures unearthed so far proposes that the occupants were ranchers.

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Monday Forum 
Panama Posse Founder 
Dietmar Petutschnig  

October 12th, NoonHave you ever dreamed about crossing the Panama Canal and visiting Latin America by boat? If so, you don't want to miss this fun presentation. Sail at your own pace and join the Panama Posse anytime within the 7 month-4,500 nm-13 country rally.  

The Posse provides 24/7 live communication tools, weekly weather reports and much more.
See how this dream adventure can be made possible this Monday!

Monday, October 12th at 11:55AM

 
 
 


The Great Blue Hole

A giant marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize 🇧🇿 and part of the larger Barrier Reef Reserve System.
It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef about 49 nm from Belize City. The hole is over 1000 feet in diameter and 407 ft deep.
It was formed during several ice ages when sea levels were much lower (ca 153,000, 66,000 and 15,000 years ago).
As the Atlantic Ocean began to rise again, the cave flooded.
The Belize Barrier reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of the must visit places along the route of the https://PanamaPosse.com.
Vessels with a bigger draft can anchor on the South East Coast of the Lighthouse Reef at Half Moon Cay and venture towards it in your dinghy - about 5 nm due north form the anchorage.
This site was made famous by Jacques Cousteau, who declared it one of the top five scuba diving sites in the world.


insurance

VESSEL INSURANCE "A WORK IN PROGRESS"

This page is intentionally random as insurance has been a roller-coaster ride - here are some options - if you find any other options we will put them here.

Yacht Insurance companies make survey requests as part of the underwriting process, depending on the age of the vessel.  Generally, they want to see an out of the water condition and valuation survey done by an accredited surveyor.  The main ones are A.M.S. (the National Association of Marine Surveyors @ https://www.namsglobal.org/) or S.A.M.S. (the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors @ https://www.marinesurvey.org/). 
Those websites can assist boaters in finding a surveyor in their area.

NOVAMAR

According to my Novamar agent, Pacific CAm. and the Caribbean are still areas which they are brokering insurance for. Some underwriters have ceased coverage. Nothing new there! And then there is the issue of boat survey valuation; when I changed to Novamar from Geico 20 months ago it was stated that the boat’s value needed to be $120,000 minimum. And I know some owners have lost coverage because of this.

Craig Chamberlain
CA Lic #0656781
NOVAMAR INSURANCE GROUP, INC.
Marine Insurance Specialists Since 1987
Office: (800) 823 2798
Direct: (949) 424 8265
 
Add us to your address book
 
www.novamarinsurance.com
www.novamarinsurance.com.mx
 

MHG INSURANCE

SANDRA HEMINGER, CISR
Manager, Commercial Division

t 954 548 3594 | c 954 257 8925
mhginsurance.com

 

Jackline/Merkle

thru Susan Waters. +1 (443)569-3700. E-mail is- susan@marineinsurance.cc (not .com)

 They include the Caribbean.

Offer a variety of ways to request a quote for the Jackline (Offshore) Insurance Program:

Speak with our insurance experts by phone: 410.364.7710
Submit an Online Quote Request: Use code = Jackline
Download and complete PDF Form: Submit completed forms to jackline@gowrie.com or 410.827.3758 (fax)

Gary Golden with Manifest Marine located in Virginia. There number is 410-490-9020

 

Gowrie Group | A division of Risk Strategies

  • There must be a US tie (US owners and/or US registered vessel) & a valid US mailing address
  • Owners must have a minimum of 3 years ownership on a similar sized vessel (I’ve seen them consider 2 years with a solid boating resume)
  • Vessel’s over 10 years of age must survey well

Rachel Sloan | Jackline Account Manager
Gowrie Group | A division of Risk Strategies
rachel.imis@gowrie.com

522 Chesapeake Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
p: 410.364.7707 f: 410.827.3758
www.gowrie.com/jackline

 

W.R. Hodgens Marine Insurance, Inc.

Bill Hodgens
+19544001568
melinda@yachtinsure.com

Pantaneus

dropped us this year and we heard they are no longer covering US documented boats.

 

JACK MARTIN / HANNOVER

Call: (410) 263-8000
https://www.askjack.cc/auto-home-and-personal-insurance/boat-personal-watercraft-insurance/


shipping

Shipping Parts to your vessel in different parts of the world - here are options which have worked in the past

 

 

🇺🇸 🇲🇽 USA to MEXICO

🇺🇸 🇲🇽  Pricing for ESTAFETA Shipping from USA – MEXICO

BOXES inches max weight and price
10″ x 10″ x 10″  – 10 lbs – $35
12″ x 12″ x 12″ –  20 lbs  – $55
14″ x 14″ x 14″ –  30 lbs – $ 70
16″ x 16″  x 16″  – 35 lbs – $ 95
18″ x 18″  x 18″ –  55 lbs – $ 140
20″ x 20″  x 20″ –  70 lbs – $ 165
22″ x  22″ x 22″ – 100 lbs – $ 215
28″  x 28″ x 28″ –  150 lbs – $ 270

 
https://www.estafeta.com/
 

 

 

 

🇺🇸 🇵🇦 USA to PANAMA

🇺🇸 🇵🇦 USA to PANAMA

This company has several locations in Panama allows you to ship to Panama via a US address in Florida

https://www.mbecoronado.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Printing-Service/Mail-Boxes-Etc-Panam%C3%A1-1871836116412393/

 


Jamaica Chart View

ERROL FLYNN MARINA 🇯🇲 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

ERROL FLYNN MARINA 🇯🇲 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Hello Panama Posse,

The Marina is prepared to offer all participants the following rates:

50ft and under US$0.70
50 -99ft              US$1.15
Above 100ft      US$2.00

We will not be able to discount the utilities as those charges are based on usage.

Looking forward to hosting you.

Regards,
Donna

Errol Flynn Marina

CONTACT

Christine Downer
Acting General Manager
Errol Flynn Marina
P. O. Box 188
Port Antonio, Portland,
Jamaica.

Tel: 876-715-6044 & 876-993-3209
dsamuda@portjam.com

info@errolflynnmarina.com

VHF Channels 16/68

Coordinates: 18°10’8” North, 76° 27’ 2” West

Jamaica operates on Eastern Standard Time the year ’round. (GMT-5) For Approaches to Port Antonio charts, use DMA Chart 26129 or Admiralty 458

OVERVIEW

Errol Flynn Marina has a designated helicopter landing area with parking for up to four helicopters. Coordinates are 18°10.7’N, 76°27.3′ W, Elevation, sea level. The landing area is located at the south end of West Harbour adjacent to the launching ramp.

The Errol Flynn Marina offers 32 fixed dockage berths (European) and excellent facilities for a superior yachting experience in one of the world’s most beautiful and protected harbours.

Errol Flynn Marina has the distinction of being the only Caribbean marina capable of handling the largest yachts in the world.Our face dock accomodates vessels to 350′ and 24′ draft Med style. However, our “giga-yacht” dock can accommodate a vessel to 600′ and 32′ draft alongside. In addition, our turning basin can accommodate yachts of any size. Smaller vessels can use our slips or select from a mooring

 

 SAFE APPROACH



AMENITIES

  • Port of entry with 24 hour customs and immigration services
  • 24-hour security
  • Stern-to (European) dockage
  • Deep water entrance channel
  • 110/220/450 volt – 30, 50, & 100 AMP single and three phase electricity
  • Fresh Water
  • Cable TV link up
  • Telephones
  • Internet Access and Information Center
  • Shore Storage
  • Pump out facility at each berth
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • Crew bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach Required Documentation
  • Handicap Accessible

Errol Flynn Marina
Requirements

  1. Maritime Declaration of Health (WILL BE SUPPLIED BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT).
  2. Movement Report for Visiting Vessels
  3. Crew List
  4. Stamped Crew List (from entering with any additions)
  5. Evidence of Clearance from Port of Departure
  6. Passport
  7. Tourist Immigration Card
  8. Clearance for Steamships Form


LOCATION

18°10.7’N, 76°27.3′ W

 

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Errol Flynn Marina Official Website
https://errolflynnmarina.com/

 


Marina Hotel Bahia del Sol el Salvador

La Palma Moorings - El Salvador Rally

EL SALVADOR RALLY & LA PALMA MOORINGS SPONSOR THE CENTRAL AMERICAN PANAMA POSSE RALLY

LA PALMA MOORINGS SAFE APPROACH


VIDEO

MAP

Cruisers Rally to El Salvador is changing to Cruisers Vacation in El Salvador.

Bahia del Sol has become the Central American destination for many cruising boats heading south. When you arrive you will enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and receive a gift bag full of local information. After your low-key check-in with the authorities you can prepare to discover the lesser explored and unspoiled country of El Salvador.

Bahia del Sol offers a relaxing place with a "cruisers vacation" feel because there are few worries here. It is a great place to leave your boat while you travel around and during hurricane season. Government regulations allow you to leave your boat as long as you wish to explore Central America, do those nagging boat projects, return to your northern home for a few months, or just hang out around the pool.

Bahia del Sol is a supporter of the Panama Posse.

Aloha,
Bill and Jean
Organizers/Managers
Rally Website: ElSALVADORRALLY.COM
email: elsalvadorrally@aol.com
Face Book: Annual Salvador Rally


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