Dangerous Places to Sail

Published on May 25th, 2016

British publication The Telegraph went about creating a list of the most dangerous places in the world to go sailing:

PIRACY
• Gulf of Aden – located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen, on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa.
• Straits of Malacca – between the Malay Peninsula and the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
• Gulf of Guinea – northeasternmost part of the tropical Atlantic Ocean between Cape Lopez in Gabon, north and west to Cape Three Points in Western region Ghana.
• Margarita Island – largest island in the Venezuelan state of Nueva Esparta, situated off the northeastern coast of the country, in the Caribbean Sea.

STORMS
• Cape of Good Hope – a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.
• Point Conception – headland along the Pacific coast of California, located in southwestern Santa Barbara County.
• Cape Horn – southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile,

But not making the list was the Bermuda Triangle, which is no deemed no more or no less dangerous than any other region of water in the North Atlantic Ocean. Additional details here.

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