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Good holding and well out of the way of cruise ships.

The day before we arrived, a large cruise ship had entered the harbor in 30 knots of wind, which is prohibited. The cruise ship had a problem as they were docking, and swung out from the dock and picked up a yachts anchor chain in it's propellers. The yacht was dragged up to the cruise ship and quite badly damaged, although all survived unscathed.

When we entered St Georges, some time later, there were several repremandary announcements on VHF warning yachts to stay away from the cruise ships. It was later determined that the yacht was in no way to blame, and the cruise ship should not have entered St Georges harbour in those conditions.

Right or wrong, it is probably advisable to stay well away from the cruise ships.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 22-May-2005