The most common reported incidents on sites such as CSSN are petty thefts. Bones Black, who runs ocean cruising charters on the Bowman 57 Emily Morgan, comments, “I think there is a great deal of scaremongering going on. Yes, a boat may have been broken into in a particular anchorage but when you unravel the facts it was years ago and a mobile phone and a pair of binoculars were stolen that were left in the cockpit.
“Would you park your car with all the windows open, a laptop on the seat and expensive sunglasses on the dash? Of