Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Ports in The World 2017. Whenever tourists decide to go for a vacation they use different means to move from one place to their destination. The choice of transport means depend on how long the vacation is. Those with a long vacation may use cruise ship so that they have a long experience journeying on water. Though a journey on a cruise ship is considered very safe there are some cruise ports that have considered very dangerous and not safe to carry people along the ocean.
The ports in this listing are either unsafe due to criminal activities along these ports or kidnapping of passengers or even disease outbreaks in the cruise ships from these ports. Below is the list of the top ten most dangerous cruise ports in the world 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Ports in The World 2017
10. Port Izmir
This port in Turkey is considered a dangerous cruise port especially due to the attacks by ISIS extremists who have found the lack of security at the port as a spot for them to launch their attacks. Izmir is also not safe because it is prone to earthquake especially one that happened in 1999 that lasted more than a minute killing 17,000 and left many other injured.
9. Port Harcourt
This port located in Nigeria on the African Continent is the most dangerous port for cruise ships to make a stop at. It is known especially for the kidnapping of foreigners and tourist by the terrorist group Boko Haram who has been kidnapping young girls and women. Also this port is not very safe due to presence of conflicting groups over the ownership of the oil being mined and refined in Nigeria.
8. Rio de Janeiro Port
This port unlike others is not unsafe due to criminals but due to outbreak of diseases the most recent being the outbreak of Zika virus. All these are as a result of all the dumping of raw sewage is done into the ocean. Though disease outbreaks is the main reason for considering this port unsafe there is also some crime activities by the locals who robe visitors of their possessions whenever they arrive in the port.
Though Brazil is a destination for tourism the best means of getting there is probably best through the airport.
7. Margarita Island
This is probably the most dangerous cruise port which is located in yet the most dangerous country known for drugs and human & drug trafficking thorough the ports. Reports show that some tourists are attacked in the cruises that stop at this port and even more criminals attack visitors off the shores of this Island. Cases of people being kidnapped and even being murdered due to the poor economy in the Venezuela is also the biggest contribution for making this port very dangerous for cruises.
6. Manila Ports
This port is located in Philippines a country known with a lot of violence and political instability where physical assaults and people being murdered are common scenes for people living there. Their port is not an exception as the militant group attack cruise in order to obtain resource to help them keep running in the country. These militant groups kidnap people and ask for ransoms in exchange for the lives of the kidnapped. This is one among the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Ports in The World 2017.
5. Bangladesh ‘Port’
At Dhaka River, many are visitors who come to visit museums, parks and temples. Although it’s a good place to go visiting, it is not the safest place to be at especially due to the high rates of crime activities by Al Qaeda and the militant group ISIS. Several cases of tourists being murdered and others being kidnapped is a common case to hear from this river. There is even a ‘checkpoint at the Bay of Bengal where armed gangs ask for payment in order for ships to pass through Bangladesh though they have never attacked any of the ships passing through though caution is important as they say ‘Prevention is better than cure’
4. Roatan Island
This one located in the country Honduras is known for its beautiful beaches but all this happiness is cut short since the crime rates are very high in this place due to the criminal activities on this island. This country has the highest murder rates in the world, what??? Who would want to such a place where being shot at is something common each day with an average of 20 killings per day.
It has also been reported that the crime rates are critically high and have remained so for a long time now.
3. Port Of Egypt
Egypt is the 22nd most dangerous place to be in the world and this has been reflected even on the ports. Every person who go for tour always want to take photos, but here at the Suez Canal one is restricted to take photos and it is reported of civilians being harassed by the local law enforcement.
The cruise ship from Egypt are reported to lack a medical assistant on board which is very risky knowing that people fall ill from time to time.
2. Mazatlán Port
Mazatlán port is located in Mexico. Mexico is known for the high number of crime rates that are more evident away from the ports. Though even in the ports masked men attack cruise ships and rob the passengers of their valuables from time to time.
Robberies especially to foreign tourist have been reported in many cases that led to army men being deployed to maintain peace.
1. Port of Colombia
Colombia has been listed at number 17 in the list of the most dangerous countries. Though it has a very famous port for docking of cruises ships it has been reported as being unsafe for tourists being there due to gang rivalries, drug trafficking and theft of property have possessed a threat to the people who go visiting there. Some of the groups have set roadblocks in the seas where they robe and kidnap travelers.
These are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Cruise Ports in The World 2017. Most of these mentioned are good destination place but the crime rates and some diseases outbreaks make this place very unpleasant and unsecure to be at. But if the government of the countries would collaborate with the port authorities these places will be turned into peaceful places for people to go and have their holidays.