Total 10+ Year CSSN Report Database

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COUNTRY
LOCATION
DATE
EVENTS
STOLEN-ITEMS
HOW-SECURED
NOTES
Grenada
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay Marina
2017-10-17 23:00
Theft
185ft 1/2inch Anchor Chain
Not Locked
Overnight 185 ft. of ½ inch anchor chain was stolen. It had been stored in a metal barrel with a closed lid under a yacht located next to the restaurant at Clarkes Court Bay Boatyard. The owners discovered the theft the next day, the barrel had not been moved and the lid had been put back in place. Boatyard security/management was informed immediately, and admitted this was not the first theft of a significant amount of chain from the yard. The boatyard was well searched but no chain was found and owners “put out the word” that all they wanted was the chain back. The next day during a driving rain the owners were told by a boatyard subcontractor that a pile of chain was at the end of the yard, in an area that had been thoroughly searched the prior evening. It was their chain, lying on the same blue bag that had previously contained it, inside the now empty barrel. No police report was filed.

CSSN NOTE: While this may seem a satisfactory ending for these owners, others who visit this yard, or any other yard or marina, should ask about any incidents and make certain management has put effective processes in place to prevent theft from the premises. Asking these questions BEFORE you patronize a facility will allow you to make informed decisions, and serves as a reminder of the importance of good security to those responsible for providing it. Those who have put robust processes in place, and then monitor their effectiveness, will be proud to tell you about them. Then make your own inspection. Examples of effective controls include well secured perimeters, gate control with logged access landside, 24HR monitoring of waterside access, robust video surveillance, inspection of exiting vehicles/backpacks, a posted policy of “zero tolerance” and prosecution of offenders.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2017-09-16 01:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
An in-the-water dinghy with outboard was stolen overnight from an anchored yacht, no further details available. CSSN NOTE: We all depend on each other to make reports, if you were a victim, or have direct knowledge about this event please contact CSSN at safetyandsecuritynet@gmail.com (LINK)
Curacao
Spanish Water
2017-09-15 10:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Locked
dinghy/outboard stolen from the fishermans village dinghy dock. no further details available. CSSN NOTE: We all depend on each other to make reports, if you were a victim, or have direct knowledge about this event please contact CSSN at safetyandsecuritynet@gmail.com (LINK)
Panama
San Blas East Lemmon Cays
2017-09-07 13:00
Theft
One Casio watch
Not Locked
Before going for a swim at Dog Island, about 300 meters from his yacht, the captain removed his watch and secured it at the top of the swim ladder. He noticed a cayuco with 3 men passing close by his stern and discovered the watch missing when he returned from his swim. No police report was made.
Panama
Bocas del Toro
2017-08-29 01:00
Theft
Caribe dinghy/ 15HP outboard
Unknown
Dinghy/outboard stolen overnight, no further details available
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-10 00:01
Theft
single person kayak - blue
Not Locked
Single person kayak (blue) stolen from dock in Prickly Bay, not able to confirm if locked or if a police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:25
Attempted theft
None known
Locked
Boat #4 . See prior incident for related information LINK
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:10
Theft
generator
Unknown
Boat #3, see prior incident for related information LINK
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:00
Theft
dinghy
Unknown
Boat #2 . See prior incident for related information LINK
Panama
Portobello
2017-06-29 01:00
Attempted theft
None - unsuccessful
Locked
Overnight an in-the-water dinghy with outboard had 2 lines cut, but lock/chain prevented theft
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-01 04:00
Theft
generator, dinghy with outboard, other items
Unknown
Multiple breakins/thefts overnight from 4-6 occupied and unoccupied yachts. Minor altercation with thief, who escaped, when discovered by the onboard owners. Not known if police reports were made, details incomplete. CSSN NOTE: We all depend on each other to make reports, if you were a victim, or have direct knowledge about these events please contact CSSN at safetyandsecuritynet@gmail.com (LINK)
CSSN UPDATE: September 15, 2017. A first hand report has been received from one of the victims. The captain and crew of an occupied catamaran at anchor in Prickly Bay were awakened at 04:30 when a thief who had boarded lowered and disconnected the raised dinghy/outboard from its davits, it was not locked to the yacht. After much yelling other boats in the anchorage became aware of the situation and the thief attempted to escape in the stolen dinghy. He drifted away but could not get it to start. He removed and discarded the fuel line before paddling it back to the yacht to retrieve his yellow kayak to make another escape attempt. A scuffle ensued but the thief escaped in the kayak which had remained tied behind the yacht. The dinghy was recovered, minus the fuel line. A report was made the next day to police/coast guard. The coast guard were in possession of (and trying to locate the true owners) another dinghy and also a compressor, found tied behind another (unoccupied) yacht the same night. Later, other yachts were found to have evidence of attempted break-ins.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2017-04-25 15:00
Theft
55ft sailing yacht- monohull
Locked
In late April 2017 between the daylight hours of 1400 and 1715, a 55 ft. monohull sailing yacht moored in Clifton Harbor was stolen. The owner and crew were nearby but did not witness the actual theft. They notified SVG authorities (marine park, police and coast guard) and the owner began a localized search by boat which carried on into the darkness, but without result.

Early the next morning the SVG police insisted on further reports and after 3-4 hours of doing such the owner hired a pilot and personally conducted an aerial search. The boat was located at Diamond Island, a small rock islet between Grenada and Carriacou. An open boat was seen rapidly leaving the scene to the south. Grenada Coast Guard was notified but took no immediate action. The pilot returned the owner to Union and he travelled by local boat to Carriacou where he contracted with another local boat to inspect and retrieve the yacht which had been damaged, arriving at the foundering yacht by early afternoon.

The thieves had damaged a hatch breaking into the yacht and stole many things including an outboard, dive gear, life jackets, fuel jugs, fenders, handheld VHF, etc. The yacht sustained significant damage to its rudder and hull having been left to ground. After emergency repairs and pumping the water out, the owner took the yacht to Carriacou under escort and after additional inspections and temporary repairs to Grenada for haulout and repairs , which have recently been completed.

Neither the SVG officials (where the yacht was stolen) nor the Grenada officials (where the yacht was found) took any evidence from the scene and after many months, and many requests, no SVG police report has been made available to the victim.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-08-27 01:30
Burglary
Electronics, dinghy and outboard
Locked
An unoccupied catamaran was burgled overnight. The break in was discovered the next morning by the minder. The thief/thieves broke the door lock and thoroughly ransacked the interior of the boat, then badly damaged the main electrical panel and cut cables before removing electronics. Davit lines for the raised dinghy with outboard were slashed and it was stolen. There was no attempt to conceal the break in. The Coast Guard and police were summoned by the minder and are investigating.
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2017-08-22 01:00
Theft
Red fiberglass dinghy & Johnson 8hp outboard
Not Locked
An anchored yacht had its in-the water but not locked dinghy/outboard stolen overnight. The outboard was locked to the transom with a small padlock. Reported to the marina and on the local VHF net.
Panama
Portobello
2017-08-21 04:00
Theft
dinghy with outboard, dinghy recovered minus outboard
Locked
An in-the-water but chain locked dinghy was stolen overnight. The dinghy minus the outboard was recovered the next morning
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2017-08-18 01:00
Theft
secondary anchor and rode
Not Locked
An unoccupied trimaran on a mooring in the bay had its primary mooring vandalized (released) and the in the water backup/secondary anchor and rode stolen. The boat went adrift and had damage to its stern mounted radio antenna as it struck another yacht before eventually grounding itself in the mudflats. Both yachts had minor scratches. The owner/captain made a report to the local police.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2017-08-09 01:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Locked
dinghy/outboard stolen overnight
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-07-26 01:00
Attempted theft – unsuccessful theft, see above
none noticed immediately
Unknown
A charter catamaran was boarded overnight. The captain heard noise as a hatch was being opened and chased the man, who dove overboard and swam away. The SVG Coast Guard took a report from the victims the next day.
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2017-07-26 01:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard (AB 4.3 m fiberglass dinghy with Yamaha Enduro 40 hp outboard)
Locked
A locked and in-the-water dinghy was stolen overnight, remnants of the severed painter and cable were all that remained. A police report was filed in Clifton and local marine park authorities were also notified.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-07-24 16:00
Attempted theft
Failed
Locked
Attempted theft of dinghy from the dinghy dock, was reported to local authorities.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-07-11 04:00
Theft
15 HP Suzuki 4 stroke engine
Locked
An unoccuopied yacht on a mooring had its dinghy's outboard stolen overnight. The dinghy was lifted and the outboard was locked to the dinghy.The same night a dinghy at a nearby dock was stolen and 2 boats at the same dock were ransacked. A police report was made and this was also announced on the VHF net.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-07-11 04:00
Theft
12 ft. AB rib with 25 HP Yamaha engine
Locked
A dinghy/outboard locked to a private dock was stolen overnight. The same night 2 other boats were boarded and ransacked at this same dock and a nearby dinghy's outboard was stolen from a lifted dinghy on an unoccupied yacht. Owners believe all events are related and were conducted from the water vs. land side . A police report was made, and also announced on the VHF net.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-07-25 01:20
Attempted theft
Nil.
Locked
A yacht was boarded by a single male who dove overboard and swam away after being confronted by the owners from behind the locked cabin door at about 1 AM. Several VHF calls to the SVG Coast Guard were not answered. The owners departed the next morning and made a report to the SVG police in Bequia, who indicated they would forward the report to the SVG Canouan police.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2017-06-14 12:10
Theft
Outboard motor tool & spares kit
Not Locked
When stowing their dinghy at departure, owners discovered that the waterproof pouch containing the outboard toolkit and spares had been taken from the dinghy during their 2 week stay in Admiralty Bay, Bequia. No police report was made.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2017-05-24 05:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
At first light a boatboy arrived with the yachts dinghy, the owners had not yet realized it was missing. The boatboy asked for a "security fee" for the safe return of the dinghy and a modest fee was paid. The owners had not locked the dinghy to the yacht, but did not feel it had gone adrift. They now lock the dinghy overnight.
Belize
Placencia
2017-05-28 09:00
Theft
Dinghy and Outboard
Locked
A dinghy with outboard was cable locked to a private dock while owner was ashore for dinner. The outboard was locked to the dinghy, and both were stolen between 7-9PM. A police report was made.
Guadeloupe
Marie Galante Grand Bourg
2017-04-08 02:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Overnight a dinghy that was secured with 2 lines, but not locked, was stolen from a yacht anchored outside Grand Bourg. The dinghy was recovered the next day minus the outboard and badly damaged.
Cayman Islands
George Town
2017-05-12 19:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
For three weeks a yacht’s dinghy/outboard was pulled ashore well above the tide line at 6PM and left unlocked in downtown George Town while the owners went to the weekly happy hour nearby. When they returned at 8PM the dinghy/outboard had been stolen. A police report was filed by phone. Owners advise locking to the Lobster Pot dive center dock instead.
Honduras
Puerte Cortes Naval Base Yard
2017-04-13 08:00
Piracy
VHF, SSB. EPIRB, flares, outboard engine, binoculars, smartphones, tools,security items, clothing, suitcases, toiletries and many more small items
Not Locked
A sailing vessel departed the Rio Dulce, Guatemala intending to visit Utila, Honduras. They were motor sailing in light winds and at 8:00 AM, they were about 10 miles off the coast and were boarded by pirates. 4 men boarded (2 armed with handguns) and 1 remained in the open fishing boat.

The pirates were very aggressive, and fired their guns several times very close to the heads of the crew to ensure compliance. The crew spoke French and pretended not to “understand” while the boat was ransacked for about 1 hour.

The pirates took everything they could, while taking no precautions to conceal their identities. Once satisfied with their haul they departed in the direction of the Honduran coast.

There were no injuries to the crew. The yacht was able to make radio contact with the Puerto Cortes naval base and routed there to make reports to the Coast Guard, Police and Port Captain.
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2017-04-28 14:00
Vandalism
None
N/A
A yacht was tied to a mooring in Luperon Bay for a few hours before the owner went ashore. Vandals released the yacht, and removed all lines from it and the mooring itself during daylight hours. The yacht was seen adrift, an emercency VHF call was made and the yacht was recovered undamaged . No police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-04-27 03:00
Theft
Cash, cellphones
Not Locked
Overnight while the catamaran owners slept below, a thief boarded and then entered the salon through an unlocked deck hatch. The thief stole cash and cellphones and then exited through the hatch. A police report was made the next day.

CSSN NOTE: This is the 4th event of this type reported to CSSN at this location in the last 6 weeks CSSN NOTE: updated to FIRSTHAND report 2 May 2017
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-10-27 22:00
Theft
All cash and untraceable items, such as head phones, sunglasses, women's clothing.
Not Locked
A charter yacht visited Salt Whistle Bay, and reports they were harassed separately by 2 boat boys, one drunk, who each were intent on directing them to dine at certain restaurants there. That evening they went ashore for dinner and left the yacht unlocked. When they returned at about 8 PM they noticed that sunglasses were missing from the cockpit. The next morning they returned to the restaurant thinking the sunglasses had been left there and were told that the sunglasses had been a “gift” to the owner’s son. Over the next day they noticed several other items were missing, and realized they had been boarded. The thief had made a careful search and taken hidden cash from 2 locations as well as other non-serialized items. A report was made to the charter company on departure.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Isabel Segunda
2017-04-08 19:30
Theft
15hp Yamaha Outboard
Locked
Between 6-8 PM while the owners were onboard, a yacht moored in Isabel Segunda had the cable/locks to their in-the-water and locked 10 ft. RIB/15 HP Yamaha outboard cut, and the outboard was stolen. The owners did not hear any disturbance and made a report to the police the next morning, but were refused a copy of the written report.

CSSN NOTE: This is the sixth report of theft from Vieques in 2017, and the first this year from Isabel Segunda. The thieves operating in Vieques are well prepared and seem beyond the interest or reach of authorities there. If you choose to visit Vieques, best practices are called for, LIFT and LOCK (securely) dinghies when not in use.
Guatemala
Bahia de Graciosa
2017-04-10 22:30
Assault
Yamaha 4HP - 4 stroke outboard
Not Locked
A yacht with 2 persons onboard was anchored alone in Graciosa Bay. On the second night they were awakened by a noise around 10:30 PM. The captain went to the cockpit and discovered a man was removing his 4HP-4 Stroke outboard from the rail mount, ( it was not locked) .

A scuffle ensued, and the captain ended up in the water next to the thief's boat. The thief had a handgun tucked into the front waistband of his pants, but did not remove it. He attempted to hold the captain's head underwater but was unsuccessful. The captain sustained minor injuries.

After the thief departed the yacht upped anchor and moved about 5 miles to Tres Puntas where 5 other cruising boats were anchored, but none were monitoring VHF. A report was made to the police, port captian and on the NW Caribbean SSB net the next day.
Honduras
Guanaja Graham's place
2017-04-06 20:00
Robbery
Cash, iPads, cellphone, electronics, cameras, monitors, fuel tank, propane cylinder, plus more
Not Locked
A yacht with 2 persons onboard anchored off Graham's Place around 4PM , and visited the palapa ashore. They met a man who identified himself by name and then asked several questions about thier planned stay, and number of persons on board.

At 8 PM they were boarded by 4 armed men (3 - 9mm handguns, 1 rifle) ,wearing military style pants, 2 hooded, and all wearing ranger type boots. One of the men was the man they had met earlier at the palapa. The men demanded all things of value and threatened to kill the crew if they made any noise or resisited. The captain/crew complied, and the men departed with cash, electronics, iPads, cameras, cellphone, a gas tank, and a propane cylinder after threatening to return if any report was made.

A detailed report was made to the police and the port captain.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-04-02 01:30
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Locked
Owner returned to their locked dinghy on the long main dock at 0130 HRS and found that the cable locking the fuel tank to the dinghy had been cut, and the tank stolen.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-04-05 21:30
Theft
Outboard gas tank with gas and waterproof light
Locked
At 9:30 PM owner/crew returned to their locked dinghy on the long main dock. They discovered that the padlock securing the outboard and gas tank had been broken open and the gas tank was gone. The thief left the fuel line but had broken it off at the outboard leaving the connector still attached. A small waterproof flashlight (not locked) was also taken.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-03-28 02:30
Attempted theft
No stolen items
Not Locked
A charter catamaran was anchored 300 meters from the hotel. The dinghy was lifted on davits, but the cabin doors were left open. At 2.30 AM, a crew member woke up because of some unusual noise. As he went up to the main cabin, a thief ran out of the cabin and jumped over board as the crew member shouted loudly and turned on lights. Another crew member saw a second man jump overboard from the opposite pontoon. Wet footprints were found inside the vessel. The theives were not successful, no items were stolen.

CSSN NOTE: This is third incident of this type in this bay within a 2 week period, and the first report of multiple thieves onboard.
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua English Harbor
2017-03-13 23:00
Theft
2M Nautend dinghy with 2.3HP Honda outboard
Not Locked
An in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen overnight from an anchored yacht while the owners slept onboard. The theft was reported to the police, who took extensive details but did not produce a written report, indicating there would be a $100 EC fee, and a many hours wait . The owners departed.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-04-01 02:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
While the crew slept a yacht was boarded overnight. The crew had been boarded and burglarized in this anchorage previously, so they moved all gear inside and locked up. The thief lowered and boarded by the swim ladder and then attempted to enter through both deck hatches and the companionway, but was unsuccessful because all were securely locked. CSSN NOTE: This location was plagued by similar burglaries and thefts in 2015 (11 reported to CSSN) ) and also a report in 2016. This is the 2nd report for 2017. Read that report here LINK, or review them all and related News items by typing "Canouan" in the search box on any CSSN webpage.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-03-20 21:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Locked
Owners returned to the Fort de France main dinghy dock at 9PM and found that a thief used cable cutters to cut the single cable that had secured the fuel tank, outboard and the dinghy, then took only the fuel tank.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2017-03-26 22:00
Theft
AB dinghy with 9.9 Mercury outboard
Not Locked
Between 2200 hrs March 26 and 0200 on March 27 an in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen from behind an occupied yacht in Saline Bay. The owners have spent considerable time recently in this bay and their normal practice is to lift and lock the dinghy, but they failed to do so on this particular night after securing it at 1900 hrs. They checked it again at 2200 hrs before retiring for the night. At 0200 hrs the captain awoke and noted that the dinghy had been taken. A detailed report was made to the Mayreau police, who were helpful and distributed their report to police on other SVG islands. They also provided a description to local fishermen. The captain made a voice report the next morning on the Carriacou VHF net.
Honduras
Utila
2017-03-16 02:00
Theft
85 HP outboard
Locked
85HP outboard engine locked on a panga was removed by thieves. An unsuccessful attempt was made to also remove a 15 HP outboard.

CSSN NOTE: a lifted (but not locked) panga with a well secured 40HP was stolen the same night from an adjacent dock.
Honduras
Utila
2017-03-16 01:10
Theft
18 ft Panga with Yamaha 40 HP engine
Not Locked
A panga with a well secured 40 HP outboard was lifted at a private dock. Video surveillance from shore revealed that at 1:10 AM the thief unscrewed the light bulb on the dock, and then in darkness was able to use a box knife to cut the lifting strap, (damaging it) and releasing the panga. The 40HP outboard was visibly well secured to the panga, and would have required serious tools/effort to remove. The lifted panga was not secured to the dock. A report was made to the police and port captain.

CSSN NOTE: the same night a neighbor’s locked 85 HP engine was removed from its panga on a nearby dock. The thief left evidence of using tools to remove the 85 HP, but was unsuccessful in an attempt to also remove a 15HP engine.
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2017-03-25 02:00
Other
None
Locked
At 2 AM the crew of a catamaran in the old section of the Le Marin Marina was awakened by footsteps on deck. From behind the catamaran’s locked cockpit doors they observed a male boarder who stood in the cockpit, then sat and stared back at the astonished and concerned crew. A few minutes later he left.

Later that morning a man was found asleep on an unoccupied boat on the adjacent dock, and when awakened and questioned he indicated he was waiting for the owner (who was not present) and then he departed. After a report was made to the Marina, a review of their video surveillance was made but the man’s face was obscured and not conclusive, but he appeared similar to the boarder, and the photos/description have been provided to the police and the marina guard. The crew felt both the police and marina were responsive and the police advised calling the local emergency number in cases of future boardings.
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Shell Bay Anchorage
2017-03-18 19:00
Theft
Electric tools, anchor line, some electronic stuff
Not Locked
Captain returned from town at 10 PM and found his unlocked boat had been entered, and electronics, tools and an anchor line were taken. This was announced on the local VHF net, but no police report was made.
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor Marina
2016-12-01 12:00
Burglary
Cameras, grinder, drill
Locked
A motor yacht stored on the hard for hurricane season was burgled. The yacht was securely locked and a key provided to Boatyard/Marina office. The owners returned in December 2016 and found no signs of forced entry, but were surprised to find a payroll slip for a Jolly Harbor marina employee inside the boat. The employee had no approval or reason to be inside the locked boat. Marina/yard management was advised of the pay slip but offered no comment or explanation.

A few weeks later the owners discovered that tools had been taken from various storage compartments inside the yacht. When they examined the yacht’s safe they discovered its hinge had been pried off from the rear and then carefully replaced, and the extensive camera equipment stored there was all missing as well.

CSSN NOTE: This is the third theft suffered by a stored yacht at this yard this season. Keys supplied to the office seem not to be kept under control, and were used to enter and remove property from the stored yachts/lockers, and then returned to the office. If you leave your yacht and provide a key to anyone, be certain to understand how and where that key is kept secure, and how access/use is controlled, and in the case of multiple access, is signature logged. Any unusual findings on return to the yacht should prompt immediate consultation with the yard management, and a thorough search of key areas/contents made at that time.

It’s easy to review the prior incidents, simply type “Jolly Harbor” in the search box on any CSSN website page.
Colombia
Isla Baru
2017-03-15 20:00
Assault
Safe, computer, jar of peanut butter
Not Locked
A yacht arriving in Colombia from the San Blas islands of Panama, anchored on the south side of Baru and all crew except the captain took a car to Cartagena to complete their check-in. No other boats were nearby.

At 8 PM a dugout with outboard and 4 men came alongside and asked for a lighter. Then they quickly climbed on board, hit the captain with an oar and a gun and forced him inside the boat, where he was beaten with a machete and tied up.

They ransacked the boat and stole a computer, an entire (unopened) safe, and a jar of peanut butter, and were onboard for about 30 minutes. Injuries did not require hospital treatment, and reports were made to the police and coast guard.
Martinique
St. Anne
2017-03-17 19:30
Theft
Handmade bamboo outboard handle
Not Locked
A dinghy was locked to the main dinghy dock in St Anne. Sometime during the day or evening the handmade bamboo outboard handle (tiller extension) was stolen off the outboard. Reported on the VHF net and a police report will be made.
Martinique
St. Anne
2017-03-17 00:00
Theft
Outboard - Yamaha 5hp 4 stroke
Locked
A dinghy was left locked overnight at the St. Anne's dinghy dock. The next day the owners discovered the outboard (which was locked to the dinghy) had been stolen. A report will be made to the police and on the local VHF net on 3.20.2017
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-03-18 03:00
Attempted theft
None
Unknown
The captain of a charter catamaran was awakened by a boarder at 3 AM. When he yelled at the man he jumped overboard and swam off. A report was made to the SVG Coast Guard .
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2017-03-12 23:00
Theft
phones, computers, money
Not Locked
Thieves entered an unlocked yacht while crew was ashore for the evening. Cash, cellphones and computers were taken. A report was made to the police.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2017-03-02 02:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
An in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen from an anchored yacht overnight. The outboard was removed and the dinghy set adrift. It ended up beating against the rocks and was found unsalvageable the next morning, the fuel tank and life jackets were recovered. A police report was made, but victims describe the police as “unhelpful”, and no incident report was provided. CSSN NOTE: This is the second report for this same night in this bay, see the prior report HERE. There have been 5 thefts reported to CSSN in Esperanza so far in 2017, and police indicated there were several other (not reported to CSSN) dinghy/outboard thefts as well. Thieves operating in Esperanza are vigilant and well prepared, using large bolt cutters on well secured dinghies and trailers when required. Police there have not proven effective at controlling the persistent problem.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2017-03-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy/outboard/fuel tank, dinghy recovered
Not Locked
A yacht anchored in Sun Bay had its in-the-water and unlocked dinghy stolen overnight while the crew (and dog) slept. The dinghy was recovered the next morning swamped near the beach, minus the outboard which had been securely locked with a solid bar across the transom clamps. The thieves had used a 2x4 to sever it from the dinghy and apparently left by land vehicle. The fuel tank line was cut in 2 places and the tank was taken as well. A report was made to the local police. There were 6 other boats anchored in the bay that night, and one other had its dinghy/outboard stolen as well. CSSN will publish another report when those details are received.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2017-02-20 22:30
Vandalism
Dinghy engine damaged
Locked
A yacht moored in Admiralty Bay took their dinghy to a nearby small (restaurant) dock for dinner. A man greeted them and tied the dinghy to the dock. When the owners proceeded to lock the dinghy he became upset and yelled “Bequia is not the United States, people do not lock things here”. They locked the dinghy and the man continued to yell as they went to the restaurant. When they returned after dinner the outboard would not start. The next morning a close inspection revealed that the spark plug wire had been cut. A report was made to the police.
Panama
Bocas del Toro
2016-01-21 13:00
Attempted theft
None, thief was not able to defeat the lock
Locked
At approximately 1 PM a yacht anchored in Old Bank Bay was boarded and repeated but unsuccessful attempts were made to break-in through the locked companionway. Neighbors witnessed the attempt and photographed the panga with 85 HP outboard.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-02-01 12:00
Theft
Folding propeller
Locked
A catamaran on a Prickly Bay Marina mooring discovered one of its two folding Kiwi props was missing after powering up and preparing to move. Divers conducted an immediate and very thorough search, and the prop was not found on the hard packed sandy bottom. The shaft was clean where the prop had been. Reported to the marina, who after the divers report agreed it had been stolen.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-02-16 00:00
Theft
2 fishing rods
Not Locked
Two fishing rods which were well secured to the boat (lines visibly cut) were stolen overnight while the crew slept. A report was made to the port captain and the police (photos of the fishing gear were provided).
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-02-17 21:00
Burglary
all cell phones and chargers onboard.
Not Locked
While ashore in the evening, a yacht on an outside mooring was entered, and thoroughly ransacked. All doors and hatches were closed, but a guest failed to properly engage a lock on one cabin hatch, which the thief discovered and used for enrty/exit. The vendor who rented the mooring had warned the crew of the problems in this bay and suggested taking all cash/passports/valuables with them to dinner. The phones and chargers left behind were taken. Nearby boats were occupied, but not aware of the boarding/burglary.
Honduras
Utila
2017-02-21 03:00
Theft
Dinghy and Mercury 5HP outboard. Dinghy was later found on the beach.
Not Locked
Overnight an unlocked dinghy was taken from a yacht. A local dive shop discovered the dinghy on the beach and it was returned (minus the outboard) to the owners. No report was made.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2017-01-24 14:00
Theft
14' AB Yamaha 25 Enduro
Locked
Dinghy was securely chained and locked to the pier while crew was ashore. One of the lifejackets was found next to the ramp adjacent to the pier. The well-tooled thieves apparently used a trailer to remove the dinghy after cutting the chain. A report was made to the police, who were descibed as indifferent to this continuing problem. CSSN NOTE: This is the 3rd reported incident at this location in the last month.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2017-02-13 11:30
Burglary
Cash, computers, camera, electronics
Locked
Around noon while the crew was ashore their yacht was broken into. The thieves were unable to gain entry through the well secured door, but were able to use a knife (which they left behind) to defeat a hatch lock. They took cash and electronics. 3 of the 4 moorings at the Bat Caves were occupied at the time. A report was made to the SMMA marine park, who refunded the daily mooring fee and advised against leaving boats unoccupied at night. CSSN NOTE: Nighttime burglaries have been a problem at this location for several years. Given that the local thieves have grown significantly bolder, if you choose to visit, consider leaving someone on board at all times.
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2017-02-12 03:00
Assault
cash, cell phone, wristwatch and a bottle of rum
Not Locked
At approximately 0300 HRS the crew of a yacht on a Marina Zar Par mooring was awakened by a masked intruder, who had entered the unlocked yacht while they slept. He spoke Spanish (which the crew did not understand), threatening to tie the crew up. He displayed a knife but did not harm them while he searched - taking cash, a watch, a cellphone and a bottle of rum. He departed in an unpowered boat. The crew reported the incident to the marina security staff later that morning, and also made a report to the police and port captain. They were informed this was the 3rd incident of this type at this location this year. CSSN NOTE: CSSN has received firsthand reports for 2 of the 3 assaults, but no details about this third incident. If you are, or know those victims, please encourage them to make an easy online report, using this LINK.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2017-02-08 18:00
Theft
10 ft hardbottom dinghy, fuel tank and 15HP Suzuki outboard
Unknown
Dinghy/outboard stolen from the Marigot ferry dock, reported on the VHF net. Not known if locked, no further details available
Trinidad/Tobago
12 miles offshore
2017-01-19 10:00
Attempted piracy
none
N/A
A local sport-fisherman cut lines and outran 3 masked Venezuelans who attempted an ambush from their open boat 12 miles off the north coast of Trinidad. A formal report was made to the TT Coast Guard. CSSN NOTE: TTCG continues air and sea patrols in this area, and all vessels are encouraged to file a float plan (link template here) with TTCG (link here)
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2017-01-24 17:00
Theft
Kayak, paddle, snorkel gear
Not Locked
A yacht anchored in Sun Bay and the crew went ashore there for a few hours, securing their dinghy on the beach. A kayak/paddle and snorkel gear were left (but not secured) as well. When the yacht owners returned after a few hours in town, the kayak/paddle/snorkel gear had been stolen. Reported to a local businessman, who made a VHF announcement. No police report was made. Owners were later told 5 commercial paddleboats had also been stolen from this same area.
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2017-01-25 01:00
Assault
cash and jewelry
Not Locked
Owners of a yacht berthed on the outside dock at Marina Zar Par awakened to a masked intruder at their bedside. He spoke only Spanish (which they understood) smelled of alcohol and was dripping wet. He had gained entry thru the unlocked companionway.

A brief struggle ensued, he demanded cash and jewelry, which was freely given. The intruder tied both crew up holding a knife to the woman’s neck. He held his hand roughly against her mouth to silence her causing minor injuries, which were later treated by a doctor. After he departed, the crew managed to untie themselves and reported to the Zar Par Marina Security office.

The security team provided immediate assistance by calling the police, who arrived promptly, and in gaining medical treatment for the woman. A formal report was also made to the Coast Guard the next day, and the police are investigating.

CSSN wishes to thank our information sharing partner, Noonsite, where the victim’s detailed account was first published, read it HERE .
Panama
San Blas Nargana
2017-01-28 02:00
Theft
wallet and cellphones
Not Locked
While the crew slept, thieves entered an unlocked catamaran anchored overnight SW of Nargana. The thieves took a wallet and cellphones from the salon chart table, leaving 2 sets of muddy footprints behind. A report was made to local officials and also to Chris Parker's weather net. CSSN wishes to thank the victims and Chris for confirming details from this remote area via HF radio.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2017-01-27 20:00
Theft
Dinghy/outboard, dinghy minus outboard later recovered
Locked
At approximately 8 PM cruisers returned to the dinghy dock on the old pier in Esperanza, and discovered their dinghy/outboard had been stolen. The dinghy was chained to the dock with 3/8” stainless steel chain and locked with a case-hardened lock, the outboard engine was similarly chained and locked to the dinghy.

The dinghy minus the outboard was found just off the beach to the east of the dock with both chains and one of the locks cut with a bolt cutter. A police report was made and victims were informed by the local police that this was the 4th motor theft this week.

The owners indicate the police took little interest in assessing the situation - writing down little, looking at the dinghy or the area where it was left and they took no photos. The owners believe that well prepared theives with large bolt cutters are actively operating in the area and advise extra precautions.
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2017-01-21 23:30
Burglary
Mobile phone, dive watch, flashlight
Not Locked
A yacht on a mooring 50 meters off the dock was burgled by a swimmer while the owners were ashore for the evening. The yacht was locked but the swimmer gained entry through a closed but not locked hatch, leaving salty footprints throughout the cabin. The thief stole a cell phone, dive watch, and a flashlight. A report was made to the local police.
Honduras
Offshore - 20 miles off Gordo Bank
2017-01-19 10:00
Piracy
Computers, smartphone, cash, electronics, binocular , vhf and handheld radios, alcohol, clothing
Locked
A French flagged catamaran departed Isla Providencia (Colombia) for Rio Dulce, Guatemala on 1/18/2017 at 8 AM. Travelling well offshore the Nicaraguan coastline, they turned OFF their AIS transmitter but monitored all traffic closely. They noticed only a few cargo or fishing vessels.
At 0830 on the morning of the 19th, after traveling 175 nm, now located 70 nm off the Nicaraguan coast and 35 nm ESE of the Hobbies islands they were approached by a single panga from the north with 6-7 men who asked for water and food. They were provided. At 0900 the same panga returned asking for more, and a pack of cigarettes was given, while suddenly 2 more fishing boats with 40 HP outboards approached at high speed from the south with 6-7 additional men. They converged on the catamaran, rammed and boarded the yacht, now visibly armed with knives and iron bars. Some of the pirates beat the locked doors and gained entry to the cabin while the others scavenged on deck. The leaders seemed to be looking for drugs, but found none. The pirates took computers, a smartphone, cash, assorted electronics, binoculars, VHF and handheld radios, alcohol, clothing, anything that they could grab or remove. After about an hour they departed.
Using a previously hidden VHF the crew made contact with a nearby merchant cargo ship which then contacted the Colombian navy and piracy agency while diverting in their direction. At 1030 AM a single panga returned with a mixed group of 8 of the youngest of the original pirates and again boarded, holding knives to the throats of the crew, this time attempting to sever the locked to the yacht dinghy/outboard. They were not successful and became nervous when they heard a VHF transmission from the approaching cargo vessel. The second group of pirates departed. The crew again made radio contact with the cargo vessel who took all necessary information and agreed to inform Colombian officials, the yacht declined further assistance and both vessels returned to their intended courses. The yacht proceeded to Guanaja, Honduras without further incident. They arrived on Friday January 20, and began the process of filing official reports with the police, port captain, Honduran navy and piracy agencies. Much had been stolen, there was damage to the yacht, but no injuries.
Honduras
Offshore - 20 miles off Gordo Bank (16N/82W)
2017-01-19 20:00
Piracy
iPads, electronics, rum
Not Locked
Preliminary Report : Chris Parker has provided the following information from a Weather Center subscribing yacht currently transiting from west Panama to the Yucatan. The yacht was boarded late on the 19th off Gordo Bank by pirates who seemed to be looking for drugs. Finding none, they took iPads, small electronics and rum. No injuries. No further infomation is currently available but a detailed report is expected once the yacht reaches its destination.
CSSN UPDATE 2017-01-26: Victims have provided a detailed FIRST HAND REPORT:
A 40 ft. monohull sailing from Panama passed over Gorda Banks at night with their AIS turned off. Passing Gorda Cay, they saw several fair sized fishing boats at the cay. A couple of hours later as they were exiting the banks about 10 miles NW of Gorda Cay, a panga tried to approach but was not able to overtake them, they were sailing quite fast.
The too-slow panga left but the men returned in a larger panga. Seeming friendly, they were fairly young and asked for food. They wouldn't leave the yacht alone, came close and were thrown a pineapple. They seemed happy and went away. A while later, another panga with several young men caught up with the yacht and asked for liquor. They were persistent but friendly and were tossed a six pack of beer. They also went away seeming happy. Then a third panga with a few men came asking for liquor. They were told they didn't have any and were tossed a melon. They went away.
Meanwhile the crew had texted friends using their Delorme InReach satellite texting system, alerting them that they were being pursued and didn't know if these were just desperate fishermen or pirates. At about 12 noon 4 pangas with a total of about 30 men approached and the crew activated the DSC distress signals on the SSB and VHF. Their InReach contact alerted the US Coast Guard in Baltimore, MD, to the changing situation.
The pirates signaled for everyone to put their hands up as they boarded. The lead panga carrying a man they all called “Boss" came alongside, bumping against the hull, and demanded in Spanish that they stop the engine. Faced with overwhelming force, they turned more into the wind and slowed down but pleaded ignorance as to their understanding of Spanish.
Several men boarded the boat. One had a knife that he continuously tapped on top of the chartplotter at the helm. One of the other men spoke some English and told the crew he wanted his men to go below and "inspect" the boat. He was told that only 2 at a time could go down, but several went down anyway. They turned off the SSB and VHF distress signals and ransacked the boat. They opened every cupboard and floorboard presumably looking for drugs. The English speaking pirate reported to "Boss" and when they found no drugs, the pirates down below took whatever they wanted, the most valuable of which included an iPad, a GPS, foul weather gear and shoes. Oddly, they did not ask for money. The “Boss” told them to finish up and the English speaking pirate made the crew shake hands as if this were a normal business transaction. The pirates motored away, and the crew continued sailing onward.
The crew was grateful that they were not harmed. Official reports to authorities will be made after the yacht reaches the US mainland.
Honduras
Puerto Cortes Naval Base Yard
2017-01-13 17:30
Piracy
Hand held electronics, wall mounted TV, RIB dinghy and outboard, cash, alcohol, dive gear, passports
Not Locked
A US flagged sailing yacht with the owner/captain and 1 Canadian crew member onboard departed Puerto Cortez for Roatan. After 10 hours of sailing in strong easterlies and current they had made 13 miles of easting and were 5 miles off the coast.

At sunset they were approached and boarded from the west by a panga with 8 men onboard, with weapons drawn. The two pirates armed with semiautomatic guns immediately took control of the captain, who quickly made it clear he would comply with their wishes. Two men remained in the panga, while the 4 remaining pirates began pilfering the boat, roughing up the female crew member as she retrieved the demanded cash. During the 15 minutes they were ransacking the yacht the pirates took hand held electronics, a wall mounted TV, cash, alcohol, dive gear, and passports, as well as the RIB dinghy/outboard which was launched off the deck. The pirates departed to retrieve the dinghy and the yacht continued onward to Roatan. The captain believes his compliant and non-threatening posture prevented injury or worse.

After a difficult night with limited navigation and communications capability their radio call was answered by a US Navy surveillance airplane, that then overflew them and arranged for continued airborne escort to Roatan. The US Navy had arranged a warm welcome and official reports were made to the police, port captain and Honduran coast guard. The supporting consulates provided additional assistance with communications and passport replacement.
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2017-01-06 02:30
Theft
30 HP Yamaha Outboard and Dinghy
Not Locked
At 0230 owner went on deck and discovered that the dinghy painter had been cut. The thief had been very quiet, neither of his two dogs had been disturbed. He heard an outboard in the distance that sounded like his. Radio calls (68/16/09) to authorities were not answered, but another cruiser responded and helped with a search. At 0330 the dinghy, minus its 30HP outboard was found adrift off the outside beach. Tire tracks and drag marks indicated the outboard was stolen with the assistance of a vehicle. No one was on the beach at this point, including members of the Commandante’s squad who claim to patrol there from 6PM to 6AM. The next day a report was made to the police, the Commandante’s office, and on the local VHF net.
Panama
Bocas del Toro
2016-12-29 04:00
Theft
Yamaha 15 HP
Locked
A dinghy was hoisted and the outboard locked with 1/4" stainless steel cable to a dock piling. The cable was cut and the outboard stolen. A report to local authorities was made, and a reward offered.
Colombia
Cartegena
2016-12-23 02:00
Theft
hard dinghy (no outboard)
Not Locked
An unlocked hard dinghy (no outboard) was stolen overnight from a yacht. Color is red with green interior. It is not known if a police report was made, no further details are available.
Nicaragua
Media Luna Cays
2016-12-20 10:00
Piracy
all extra diesel stored in containers, mobile phones, money, clothes, food, fishing equipement, navigation aids, personal effects, various sailing equipement
N/A
A yacht owner and friend were sailing a 12m monohull from Bocas del Toro, Panama to Belize. Passing 30-40 miles off the shallow coast of Nicaragua, it had been a difficult and tiring trip so they decided to make a rest stop in the uninhabited Media Luna Cays. At 10 AM while underway they were approached at high speed by 2 pangas (longboats with outboards), each with 4 men onboard. They seemed friendly initially and asked for a drink, and were given a few beers. Then suddenly many more boats appeared over the horizon, making thirteen in all, and the intentions of the assembled group became clear. They overwhelmed the yacht, and were raucous and menacing while their visible knives remain sheathed. They attempted to “guide” the boat onto the reef where 2 other wrecked boats were visible. When the yacht veered away they became more aggressive and began to ram into the side of the yacht, causing damage to the hull and port lights. The crew managed to keep sailing as they were boarded by 25-30 men, with another 30 or so men in the remaining pangas. A larger boat with a cabin and radio antenna carried the leader. He boarded and demanded to search the boat for cocaine. The crew negotiated a truce of sorts with the leader and allowed him (only) to search below. Some of the others forced their way below anyway, and along with the many pirates topsides helped themselves to fuel, food, cash, cellphones, fishing gear, clothing, marine electronics and anything they could remove. The crew protested when they took gear necessary to their continued travel and in a few cases it was reluctantly returned by the leader. The leader seemed proud of his control over his assistants and eventually forced them up and off the yacht. He asked for a reward for keeping his word, and pointed to a small Wi-Fi speaker, which he was given. The pirate leader and crew thanked each other and shook hands. The pirates then departed and the crew continued onto Belize, where they made a report to the Cucumber Beach Marina on arrival. They were relieved the pirates had remained nonviolent, after not finding the cocaine that they had apparently expected to commandeer. A courtesy report to the regional British High Commission (consulate) has been made.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-12-22 17:00
Vandalism
None
N/A
A local boat boy in a speedboat, very drunk, circled moored yachts at speed, finally deliberately ramming a yacht and putting a hole in its side. The boat boy was later apprehended by police and will be charged.
Panama
Bocas del Toro
2016-12-21 02:00
Theft
15 HP/2S Yamaha outboard
Unknown
An outboard engine (15HP/2S Yamaha) was stolen from a cayuco, no further details available
Panama
Bocas del Toro
2016-12-21 01:00
Theft
14ft. panga with 2S/30HP Suzuki
Not Locked
In Bahia Honda, an unlocked 14ft panga with a 30 HP/2S Suzuki was stolen by a swimmer from the canal overnight. A video surveillance camera captured the theft on tape, but it was not sufficient to make an ID of the thief who seemed to be aware of the camera.
Barbados
Bridgetown Careenage
2016-12-14 23:45
Vandalism
None
Not Locked
At 11:45 PM a yacht (B2) that was moored stern to in the Bridgetown Careenage inner lagoon was vandalized. A young man had engaged the crew on the adjacent boat (B1) and had been provided with some food. The young man then became abusive and, at some point, hauled the stern lines and jumped on to the transom (B2) where he held on to and seriously bent the stainless steel bimini frame. The crew was roused by the commotion, came on deck and ejected the boarder. The neighboring boat (B1) dialed 911 and the police arrived 10 or 15 minutes later. They apprehended the young man some way off and led him away. The officer informed the crews that the young man was unknown to him (unlike the other vagrants in the area), that he seemed to be mentally unstable and would be dealt with accordingly. He advised the crews not to engage with or support the local vagrants.
St. Lucia
Anse Canaries
2016-12-16 23:00
Theft
10' Caribe dinghy, 9.8 HP Nissan outboard, fuel tank, etc.
Locked
A yacht anchored just north of the Canaries fishing village discovered their in-the-water but cable locked dinghy/outboard had been stolen overnight. The thieves apparently used a crow bar to pry the cable/lock eye attachment from the dingy transom. The theft was reported to the police and to Soufriere Marine Management Area (SMMA) officials.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-12-04 17:00
Theft
2 fishing rods
Not Locked
After 2 nights moored in Marigot’s inner bay on a Capella mooring, on the third day the crew went ashore for dinner. Between 4-7pm both fishing rods were stolen from the rod holders on either side of the cockpit. There was no evidence that the thief boarded the yacht. The marina office and police were advised. The victims and CSSN suggest removing all unsecured items of value from the deck/cockpit, and having a record of serial numbers/photos stored in a secure way/place (that cannot be stolen from the yacht) for purposes of investigation and proof of ownership should a theft occur. CSSN NOTE: This is the 2nd theft reported to CSSN within the last month at this location, and the 5th this year. Users can type “Marigot St Lucia” in the search box on any CSSN website page to get a quick summary/links, or utilize the islands reports tab (Northern Windwards) and sort on the location column for easily reviewed details.
Belize
Hatchet Caye
2016-03-23 03:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Not Locked
The yacht’s dinghy/outboard was tied to the transom overnight, as the weather was too rough to secure it on the davits. The theft occurred between 2am and 5am, the line was cleanly cut leaving a 5 foot length attached to the cleat. Reported to the marina and the Sunsail charter base in Placencia.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2016-12-04 01:00
Theft
Dingy bag with safety items, flashlight, life jackets, whistle, anchor and dive knife
Not Locked
Overnight a dinghy bag containing safety equipment (flashlight, life jackets, whistle, anchor and dive knife) was stolen from an in the water, but locked to the yacht dinghy. No report to local authorities was made.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-11-24 01:00
Theft
dinghy
Not Locked
An in the water and not locked dinghy was stolen, not known if reported to local authorities
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-12-01 01:00
Theft
hard dinghy
Unknown
A white, hard dinghy with "Happy Kite Grenadines.com" painted on the side was stolen overnight. It is not known if it had an outboard, was locked, or if the theft was reported to local authorities.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-11-16 20:00
Burglary
Cash 3200 $ECD, 150 $CAN, Blackberry, Louis Vuitton belt
Locked
A yacht using a Capella marina mooring in the inner bay at Marigot was burgled while the crew was ashore for dinner. At least 6 other boats were on adjacent moorings but were not aware of the breakin (thru a hatch). The thieves took some effort to conceal their presence, including closing some cabin curtains while they stole cash ($3200 ECD, $150 CAN) a Blackberry and a belt. A report was made to the marina, the port captain and to the police.
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor Marina
2016-11-02 10:30
Burglary
generator
Locked
A yacht stored on the hard had its generator stolen from a shore-side storage locker in the marina. No further details, date approximate.
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor Marina
2016-11-02 10:00
Burglary
Honda generator
Locked
A yacht stored on the hard at Jolly Harbor Marina for the off-season was burglarized. The padlocked cockpit lazarette was opened, and the generator removed, and the lock replaced but not closed. The boat minder noticed the opened lock during a visit and simply closed it without noticing the generator had been removed. The owner noticed a foot from the generator in the cockpit on his return, and when he retrieved and used the only key (from the marina office) he discovered the theft. Reported to the marina and the police.
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2016-11-03 20:00
Burglary
Laptop, iPhone, Iridium satellite phone and other items
Locked
While the crew was ashore during the evening, a swimmer broke in through a hatch and stole a laptop, iPhone, Iridium satellite phone and other items. The thief used a plastic storage box from the yacht to carry away the goods. A police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2016-10-29 01:30
Assault
None
N/A
At 1:30 AM a female cruiser was attacked from behind and pushed to the ground, banging her head, outside the toilet area in Port Louis Marina. The victim believed he was after her purse. She struggled, kicked and yelled, and eventually two marina guards arrived as the attacker fled (without the purse). A report was made to the local police the next morning.
Bonaire
El Navegante Boat Yard
2016-09-01 02:00
Burglary
32" flat screen TV, an external hard drive, microwave oven, handheld VHF, RAM mike, Radar/GPS, 2 pairs of marine binoculars, toolbox and full set of tools, voltmeter, fire extinguishers, folding police knife, clothing, decorative pillows, dive bag, dive lights and masks, fins and snorkels, flashlights, clocks, and rum.
Locked
A yacht was stored in the boatyard (locked) for a year. Around September 1st, the boat yard manager informed the owners by email that there had been a break-in on their boat. The thieves may have come from the water side since the road-side gate is usually locked. It probably required several trips to gather/remove all the items. A police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay
2016-10-22 20:00
Burglary
computer, cellphone, wallet, speargun
Locked
During the evening a locked yacht at anchor was burgled while crew was ashore. The thief took a computer, cellphone, wallet, and a speargun. A report was made on the VHF net.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-10-10 10:00
Theft
15 HP Mercury outboard
Unknown
15 HP Mercury outboard was stolen from the stern rail of an unoccupied yacht. It is not known if it was locked or if a police report was made, date approximate.
SVG
St. Vincent Buccament Bay
2016-02-14 21:30
Theft
Two pairs of flip flops
Not Locked
A yacht at anchor had raised and locked their dinghy on stern davits for the night. The yacht itself was fully closed and locked as well. At approximately 2130 hours the captain was awakened by noise against the deck/hull and went to investigate. He discovered three men with scarves covering their heads and faces, rummaging in the hoisted dinghy. The men immediately rowed away in their hard local dinghy. The captain made calls on VHF 16/68 to the SVG Coast Guard, but had no response. They informed the one other yacht in the bay and re-anchored closer to the hotel. The next day it was discovered that canvas covers on forward hatches had been slashed and two pairs of flip flops had been taken from the dinghy. The yacht departed for Bequia the next morning, and made a police report there. CSSN NOTE: While the report to local officials was made in a timely way, this report has just been received by CSSN and is included now for completeness of the records.
Honduras
Roatan West End
2016-09-25 02:00
Theft
10 ft Avon dinghy, 15 HP Yamaha
Not Locked
An in the water and not locked dinghy was taken from a boat at anchor overnight. It is not known if a police report was made.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2016-10-10 19:00
Assault
None
N/A
Two yachts were at anchor in Chateaubelair. At approximatley 1900 hours one was boarded by four men armed with machetes. The captain was able to repel them, but suffered a slash to his forearm and several cuts on his hands. He was later treated at the local hospital. A VHF MAYDAY call was made for assistance but there was no response. He received help and assistance from those aboard the second yacht. A report was made by phone to the local police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2016-10-01 01:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard, later returned missing the fuel tank and flip flops
Locked
An in the water, cable locked dinghy was stolen overnight while the owners slept. The cable and line were both cut in a rough way, likely with a hacksaw blade or serrated blade of some kind. The next morning the owners discovered the theft and talked with a fisherman ashore who advised them to make a police report and not to buy a new one, he would try and help locate the missing dinghy. A report was made to the police and on the VHF net. A few hours later some other fishermen arrived towing the "found" dinghy, now minus the fuel tank and flip flops. They asked for and received a $1000 EC reward.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:30
Attempted Burglary
none
Locked
3rd of 3 boats, see prior reports
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:30
Attempted Burglary
none
Locked
2nd of 3 boats, see prior, next reports
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:00
Burglary
Flare gun
Locked
Three yachts moored on private moorings in Chemin Bay were similarly vandalised overnight. All were unoccupied but locked. All 3 boats were ransacked. Lockers were opened and the contents strewn about the cabin sole. Power tools, hand tools, cell phones and radios were left behind, only a flare gun was taken from one of the affected yachts. The police and Coast Guard were notified. The police believe the thief stole a local dinghy to gain access, it was found abandoned in the nearby mangroves. The police indicated that they have a suspect who is known to have done this type of thing previously. CSSN NOTE: These 3 incidents are very similar to 3 that occured in this same bay in late 2014, the thief seemingly had a "shopping list" on those occasions as well. LINK TO THE 3 REPORTS https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/grenada-chemin-bay-previous-reports/
Grenada
Clarkes Court Bay
2016-09-16 20:00
Burglary
Two computers, 800 euros, clothing, cellphones and shargers, candy, a large combat knife.
Locked
We departed our boat at 1715, and left it fully closed and locked. We returned at 2130 to find the companionway lock broken, and the cabin tossed. Some items were not taken (radios, handheld GPS) but cash, laptops, chargers, cell phones, a large knife and bags of ginger candy were. CG and Police were called and responded promptly. The next day, a dinghy stolen from a nearby dock the same night (see previous report) was recovered, and the same type candy (empty wrapper) that was taken from our boat was found inside.
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2016-09-16 19:01
Theft
Dinghy with Yamaha Outboard
Locked
Our dinghy was locked at the Woburn concrete dock while we were having dinner. There were several other dinghies there as well. When we returned to the dinghy to leave, we discovered the locking cable was completely severed. Another dinghy (see previous report) had cut marks on their cable. Reported to the CG, police, the nearby restaurant and on the VHF net. The next morning the dinghy was found by other cruisers beached in a cove about 1/4 mile south of the dock without further damage and with its outboard. A candy wrapper found inside the recovered dinghy was the same type that had been taken from a locked yacht that was burglarized in a nearby bay the same night. (see next report)
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2016-09-16 19:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
A dinghy locked to Woburn dock has its locking cable slashed, but not fully. Another dinghy (also cable locked) was stolen. Reported to the CG and Police, on the VHF net and to the nearby restaurant. (see next report)
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Buccoo Bay
2016-08-21 20:00
Robbery
Two mobile phones and cash
Locked
At approximatley 9:45 PM four adult family members were returning from the weekly Sunday school dancing event when they were accosted by 2 young men (about 20 years old) with machetes as they were preparing to launch their beached dinghy which had been locked to a tree near the carpark. The men demanded cash and grabbed one of the bags that had been put into the dinghy. The captain grabbed a paddle and the group started yelling loudly and the men fled into the woods. The police were summoned by security at the festival location and a full report was made.
Grenada
Port Louis Marina
2016-08-17 10:00
Burglary
Two bags containing passport, wallet with identification as well as about US$300 in cash.
Locked
The sesame-type combination padlock on the salon door was jimmied or leveraged apart while the owners and crew were off the boat during the day. Bags were stolen from inside and the lock was put back in place. The owners thought the lock had failed (they had to use a slightly different combination to get it open) due to salt water corrosion, so they discarded and replaced it. The owners were not aware of the theft at the time it occurred but became aware of the theft when a local woman who found some of the non-cash items returned them a few days later. A report was made to the marina and police.
Trinidad/Tobago
Grenada-Trinidad passage
2016-08-02 06:30
Attempted piracy
None
N/A
Three yachts left Grenada in the afternoon, bound for Trinidad. A float plan was filed with TTCG/NPR and Jesse James. The reporting captain attempted to call North Post Radio and Trinidad Coastguard on two separate occasions on VHF 16 during the voyage but did not get a response to either call. The first call was to NPR at approximately 1600, from a position about 5 miles south of the Grenada coast. The second call was to TTCG between midnight and 0100, about 3 miles directly east of the Hibiscus platform. The captain is confident his radio was working properly, he made contact with the other yachts (VHF 71) and also with the marina on arrival (VHF 16 and 72). During the passage he was able to listen to North Post Radio and heard them monitoring and conversing with other vessels.

After passing 3 miles east of the platform the yacht continued due south. The next morning (August 2) at approx. 0630, his yacht was motor sailing at about 3 knots and located 10 nm northeast of Boca Monos. The 2 other yachts, Buddy Boat 1 (BB1) and Buddy Boat 2 (BB2), were about 1 nm further east (BB1) and 2 nm further south (BB2). The yacht was approached by a white pirogue with 3 men onboard. The men in the pirogue spoke English and there were no fishing nets or any fishing gear in the pirogue. The yacht captain went to his starboard rail with his handheld VHF and in full view of the pirogue called the nearest buddy boat (BB1) to tell them what was happening. He describes the situation:

• The general attitude of the two men who spoke was aggressive and angry. With much shouting and waving of arms in the general direction of Trinidad – it seemed to me that they were telling me to slow down and not go any further ….the noise level was high since this was happening as they approached with their engine and our engine noise making communication indistinct and hard to make out initially. There was no doubt in my mind that this was not a friendly encounter.
• The pirogue pulled up alongside on our starboard side, and tried to get as close to my boat as was feasible. Two men were standing and one tried to hold on to the hull of my boat but the sea state was too rough and they pulled away about 1 meter.
• One of the men shouted across to us in an aggressive manner - asking what “sea area are we in?” – I replied that we were off the coast of Trinidad
• He then shouted across, pointing ahead…“what is that Island..?” – I replied Trinidad
• The second man then shouted across “what is that …” while gesticulating at the passage ahead …I took it to mean that they were trying to point out the Boca – I replied Boca Monos
• I updated BB1 on the situation, using my handheld VHF. This seemed to increase the agitation of the men in the pirogue.
• BB1 immediately turned directly towards us.
• Our VHF communication would have been audible to the men in the pirogue. They were obviously annoyed that I was speaking to someone. They were not asking directions, the conversation was heated; aggressive; menacing. There was absolutely no doubt that the “directions” were a ruse, we were being sized up.
• The men had a conversation amongst themselves and pulled away at high speed. They went eastwards in the general direction of BB1.
• They did not make any further approach to any of our vessels.
• We updated BB1 and BB2 and all 3 vessels continued towards Boca Monos.
• We did not attempt further calls to the coast guard at that time.

All three yachts arrived safely in Chaguaramas later that morning. The captain contacted Jesse James, who arranged and attended a meeting the next day with the TTCG Fleet Commander, where an official report was made. Based on details described by the reporting captain, TTCG indicated that the pirogue was likely from Trinidad. Follow up with Jesse James indicates that TTCG/NPR has assured him that they will continue to patrol the area and try to improve their communications.
Grenada
Grenada Hog Island
2016-07-30 17:00
Assault
N/A
At about 1700 a male cruiser left his wife aboard and took his dog by dinghy for a walk on the east end of Hog Island. After a short while he was met by 3 english speaking men and was greeted in a friendly manner, he continued the walk. After about 20 minutes he began his return to the dinghy and encountered a family of 5, who played with the dog for a few minutes. Continuing the walk, and almost back to the dinghy he encountered the same 3 men, who invited him to join them. When the cruiser did so, one of the men, the Primary Perpetrator, (PP) produced a small handgun, pointed it at him, and demanded that the cruiser dinghy them out to the yacht, stating that the cruiser, the family of 5, and the dog would all be killed if the cruiser refused, and that the 3 would then go to the vessel (where the cruiser’s wife had remained).

At approximately 1800, the cruiser transported 2 of the perpetrators, (PP) and a 2nd Perpetrator, (2P) to the anchored yacht, where the PP demanded that the cruising couple haul anchor and provide transport to Puerto Rico. The yacht’s engine had not functioned for several weeks, but PP demanded that the couple sail out of the bay and then to Puerto Rico. It was clear neither perpetrator had skills as a mariner. The couple complied, but the yacht became grounded while leaving the bay and was unable to proceed. The PP assaulted both the husband and wife as well as his accomplice, while showing signs of instability, sometimes mumbling and shouting incoherently at no one.

At approximately 1930 the PP forced the wife and his accomplice into the dinghy, indicating that he would hold the wife hostage until the husband freed the yacht and they were able to proceed to Puerto Rico. The dinghy was then taken to the mainland of Grenada, landing in the area of Fort Jeudy (approx. 1.5 miles away). PP forced the wife and his accomplice to proceed to an unoccupied home with him. Over the next several hours, PP continued to assault both the wife and his accomplice (2P).

At approximately 2330, PP forced the wife and 2P to return to the dinghy, and attempted to return to the yacht. On approach, the presence of other vessels engaged in assisting the husband with the stranded yacht discouraged PP from re-boarding and hijacking the yacht. They returned to shore, PP and 2P eventually departed, and the wife was able to return by dinghy to the yacht at about 0100, July 31.

Those assisting the yacht were then informed of the circumstances and authorities were summoned, and the Grenada Coast Guard arrived promptly to provide assistance. They remained with the yacht overnight, while the couple received medical treatment, which is ongoing. The yacht has been refloated, but was damaged. The primary perpetrator (PP) has been identified and is being sought by the local police.

CSSN NOTE: This report is classified as second hand, we would like to thank the close friends of the victims who provided the report on their behalf.


Curacao
Spanish Water
2016-07-27 02:00
Theft
1 person kayak
Not Locked
Overnight an unlocked, in the water kayak was stolen from an occupied yacht. A report was made on the VHF net.
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2016-07-05 03:00
Theft
kayak
Not Locked
A yacht anchored near shore had its (in the water) kayak stolen overnight while the crew slept.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2016-06-25 11:59
Attempted piracy
None
N/A
In the absence of a firsthand report CSSN has compiled information from multiple credible second hand sources, who spoke directly with the involved captain in Trinidad. A 65 ft. sailing yacht with 3 persons on-board on passage to Trinidad encountered what were felt to be probable “pirates” during daylight hours. The yacht’s position was 2-5 miles east of the Hibiscus platform, and its sails would likely have been visible for 10-12 miles. A pirogue with 5-6 Spanish speaking men made multiple rapid approaches to the yacht, and began yelling (about fuel). One of the men in the pirogue appeared to have a holstered gun at his waist. The yacht captain began multiple evasive maneuvers and had crew “pose” as though they themselves were armed while visibly appearing to make VHF radio contact with TT Coast Guard, North Post radio and the Hibiscus platform itself. The emergency VHF radio calls were not answered. After about 15 minutes the pirogue gave up chase and departed to the west. The yacht continued onto Trinidad. No float plan had been filed with TTCG; it is unclear if any official reports have been made. CSSN will update this report if additional information becomes available.
Colombia
Rosarios Islands Isla Grande
2016-07-11 01:05
Assault
None
Does not apply
While at anchor near Isla Grande, a man in a cayuco attempted to steal the dinghy, but he was noisy, awakened the crew and they were able to scare him away. The dinghy was secured and the couple slept in the cockpit. About an hour later 2 swimmers were able to board the boat, and attacked with knives. During the altercation the crew received bruises and many cuts, but were eventually able to repel the attackers. The crew immediately upped anchor and moved offshore. They made an emergency radio call. The Colombian Coast Guard arrived about an hour later, and met them offshore. After completing a report to the Coast Guard the crew departed for Cartagena.CSSN Information sharing Partner, Noonsite, also received a first hand report about this incident, it included a few more details, read it here .

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Colombia/colombia-islas-del-rossario-isla-grande-boarded-attacked-july-2016
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#8)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#7)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#6)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#5)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#4)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#3)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#2)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-06 01:00
Burglary
Unknown at present, will provide inventory when owner returns.
Locked
Between 5 and 8 July an unoccupied boat moored in Mt. Hartman bay was broken into. The minder discovered the external lock on the companionway gone and the interior thoroughly ransacked. A report was made to the Coast Guard and the owner will complete an inventory upon return. CSSN UPDATE : Owners have done an initial inventory, a computer was taken. It has since been discovered that many (7) other unoccupied boats in a variety of locations in this bay have suffered a similar fate during the last week, details on those burglaries are incomplete at this time.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2016-07-04 10:00
Theft
Details unknown
Not Locked
During daylight hours a yacht on a mooring was boarded thru a screened hatch while the crew was ashore. The details of what was stolen are not known, or if a police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2016-07-06 02:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
Overnight an attempt was made to steal an outboard from an in the water dinghy. The outboard was locked to the dinghy, and the dinghy to the yacht. The attempt was discovered in the morning. The gas tank had been disconnected, the lifting strap removed and motor key ripped off. Reported to the Coast Guard.
St. Martin (French)
Sandy Ground Bridge
2016-06-29 02:00
Theft
10 FT AB dinghy and 18 HP Tohatsu outboard
Unknown
Budget Marine's (Budget Marine St. Martin - L'ile Marine, Sandy Ground Bridge, Rue Lady Fish, Saint-Martin) stolen overnight. It was lifted and locked. Not known if reported to the police.
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2016-07-01 01:00
Theft
8 HP Yamaha 2-Stroke outboard engine
Locked
A 8HP Yamaha 2-stroke outboard motor was stolen from our dinghy while we slept, sometime between 9PM on June 30th and 6AM on July 1st. The engine was padlocked to the dinghy, which was locked to the big boat. Only the engine was taken, not the dinghy itself. A report was filed with the police.
Dominican Republic
Samana
2016-06-25 02:30
Attempted theft
None
Locked
A cruiser was awakened during the night by the sound of a small boat bumping against the hull. He yelled out then grabbed a spotlight and went on deck to investigate. The dinghy was on davits and locked to the yacht, but now had an empty canoe tied to its bow. The boat and surrounding area were searched with lights, no one was found, and nothing was missing. The following morning the Navy stopped by to retrieve the canoe and inform the cruiser that they had picked up a soaking wet man onshore the previous night. Apparently the thief was looking for an outboard/dinghy to steal and he was interrupted, and jumped into the water and swam to shore rather than risk a confrontation. A report was made to the Port Captain.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Isabel Segunda
2016-06-20 23:30
Attempted theft
None
Locked
Around 11:30 PM 2 young men rowed out to an anchored yacht and attempted to steal the (locked to the yacht with cable) dinghy. They were clumsy, and scared off by the owner who was on board. They left behind their bolt cutters.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Isabel Segunda
2016-06-20 23:00
Burglary
4 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard, a boat hook and a small inverter
Locked
An unoccpied vessel was boarded and broken into overnight, the theives cut locks and cables. The outboard was locked/cabled to the rail, and other items were taken from inside the locked cabin. A police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2016-06-02 20:30
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Whilst we were in Union Island, we met a group of 6 Americans/Australians who had chartered a catamaran. While ashore for dinner, the yacht was broken into by the main salon door (locked) and a substantial amount of cash was stolen. It is not known if a police report was made.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-06-09 00:01
Theft
Evinrude 15hp outboard motor
Locked
The outboard engine was locked onto a mounting bracket with padlock and chain on the back of the yacht. It was stolen between 6.30pm & 7.30am, damaging the bracket. The owners were not on board at the time. A police report was made.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
DETAILS INCOMPLETE - 3rd of 3 dinghies/outboards stolen overnight.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
DETAILS INCOMPLETE - 2nd of 3 dinghies/outboards stolen overnight.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
AB 9'6" aluminum dinghy and Nissan 9.8 hp Outboard
Not Locked
A dinghy/outboard hoisted on the port side was stolen overnight from an occupied yacht. It was not locked to the yacht. The theft was reported to the police, the boatyard and later on the VHF net, two other dinghies were also stolen the same night. Details for those thefts are not currently available. CSSN NOTES: Securely locking (visibly) a hoisted dinghy can make the difference. Additionally, using cable (vs. rope) for the harness to a height sufficient to make it out of “machete reach” can further reduce the chance of theft. Making timely first hand reports helps other cruisers, it’s easy with the CSSN online reporting form! https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/?p=665
St. Martin (French)
Marine Port la Royale
2016-05-29 03:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
An unlocked yacht docked at Port Royale marina was boarded overnight while the crew slept. The crew discovered the theft of cash the next morning. Reports were made to the Port Captain, Police and Marina. When the police reviewed the marina's video surveilallance they found most of the cameras were not operational.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2016-05-29 22:00
Theft
14 ft AB dinghy with 15 HP Yamaha
Not Locked
An in the water but not locked dinghy stolen between 9-10 PM, reported to the Coast Guard.
Cuba
Isla de la Juventud
2016-05-27 00:00
Theft
Cushions, lifesling, dock lines, sunglasses
Not Locked


A Canadian flagged monohull anchored off of Playa Bibijagua on the north coast of Isla de la Juventud was boarded overnight while owners slept. When they awoke in the morning, their life sling, cockpit cushions, dock lines, sunglasses and other miscellaneous cockpit paraphernalia had been taken by persons unknown. No police report was made. Local advice is to be extremely vigilant when anchoring near popoulated areas.
SVG
Tobago Cays
2016-05-25 23:00
Assault
Cash and cell phones
N/A
A British flagged vessel was boarded by 2 armed men (knife and gun), 3rd man remained in pirogue. Injuries were reported, and were treated by a physician on a nearby boat. This report was taken during the daily KPK service net. CSSN will update this report when more information is provided by the victims. CSSN UPDATE: First hand report received from the victims as follows:
At 2300 on 25th May 2016, a British flagged yacht was boarded by two masked men, one with a gun, the other a knife. At the time, the couple were asleep in bed but were woken by the noise of a speedboat’s engine and, shortly after, by the noise of forced entry via the companionway, which was closed and bolted on the interior and damaged as a result of the intrusion. The intruders demanded money and one of them hit the Captain several times on the head with the ship’s heavy torch, whilst his wife was held with an arm around her neck and a gun (possibly imitation) was pointed to her head. The intruders took about EC$500 from the Captain’s wallet but refused to believe that was all the cash on board. The Captain was losing much blood from the head wounds but they still demanded more money. They also wanted cell phones and VHF radios so that the crew ‘could not contact anyone’. The Captain’s wife gave them three old cell phones that were not used on board, and they took a handheld radio from its cradle. This was later retrieved from the intruders, along with the heavy torch, during a scuffle as they left the yacht in a hurry after about 12 minutes on board. A third man, waiting in a speed boat alongside the yacht, then sped them away. The Captain suffered several head and face injuries, two fractured ribs and some bruising, and was attended by a doctor in the anchorage immediately after the event. His wife was unhurt. The SVG Coastguard, who were contacted by a neighboring yacht, arrived quickly. Three suspects are currently charged with multiple offenses and are in police custody in Kingstown SV.

The Captain recommends that all cruisers, even in such beautiful places as the Tobago Cays, take security on board very seriously. The best security is to make it so hard for intruders to get into the yacht quickly that they give up, maybe hastened by floodlights/alarm activated by a panic button inside the yacht.

Guatemala
Rio Dulce Bruno's Marina anchorage
2016-05-26 03:00
Theft
25 HP Yamaha
Locked
It was announced on this morning's VHF net that the Yamaha motor was stolen overnight from an occupied yacht at anchor.The outboard was attached to the dinghy with 2 locks. The dinghy was not taken; just the motor. The owner does not know how the motor was stolen off the dinghy. It was not mentioned whether the dinghy was in the water or in davits.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2016-05-24 00:30
Theft
Boston whaler, 18 hp yamaha
Locked
A charter boat had their locked dinghy/outboard stolen overnight
St. Barth
Gustavia
2016-05-21 01:00
Theft
Highfield inflatable dinghy and Yamaha 15 HP outboard
Unknown
DETAILS INCOMPLETE - dinghy/outboard reported stolen overnight
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-05-20 23:30
Assault
Unknown
N/A
3 sailors returning from dinner at 11:30 PM were attacked and pelted with stones. The attacker demanded money. 1 man was knocked unconscious, and held overnight and airlifted out from the local health facility the next day. 2 companions were treated for their injuries and released. Police are reported to have 1 person in custody. Further details from local press http://www.iwnsvg.com/2016/05/23/attacker-knocks-swiss-visitor-unconscious-in-union-island/
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-04-06 19:00
Attempted theft
None
Not Locked
A catamaran on a buoy in the inner lagoon of Marigot Bay was entered thru an unsecured hatch between 7 and 8 PM, while the owners were ashore. The thief gathered items but the unexpected return of the owners caused the thief to escape into the water thru the hull emergency exit. Reported to the Police and the Port Captain.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2016-05-09 03:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
An in the water but not locked Achilles dinghy with Nissan outboard stolen between 1 and 6 AM while owners slept. Reported on the local VHF net and to the Port Captain.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2016-05-13 02:00
Theft
dinghy with 15 HP outboard
Unknown
Details incomplete - a dinghy with 15HP outboard was stolen overnight, the dinghy was found the next day minus the outboard.
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Fronteras
2016-05-14 02:00
Theft
Inflatable dinghy with 8 HP Mercury outboard motor
Locked
An in the water but locked inflatable dinghy with 8 HP Mercury motor was stolen overnight. The dinghy was later recovered without the motor.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-05-07 20:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
A catamaran anchored near Doolittle’s in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia was boarded between 6-9 PM Saturday while the crew was ashore. When they returned they discovered the ladder down and wet footprints on deck. Although the main doors were fully locked, the thieves gained entry thru a poorly secured hatch. They removed cash from a purse left in the saloon and also from a suitcase in one of the cabins. No other items were taken, and 2 wet towels were left behind. A report was made to the local police.
Panama
Rio Chagres
2016-05-12 08:00
Burglary
Hand held electronics, camera, watch, tools.
Locked
At anchor one mile up from mouth of river. Off the boat in dinghy fishing. Boat locked up. Returned after two hours and saw a boat at our boat, quickly departing. Discovered locked companionway slide kicked open (minor damage) and boat ransacked. Two or three perps in 18 foot white aluminum skiff with black outboard, believed to be local fisherman. Notified soldiers on naval patrol boat at mouth of river, and they searched area for three hours in their craft, feeder streams in my dinghy, and waded up small streams. Very helpful, professional, courteous. Took full report. Also reported on the local VHF net.
Cuba
Cienfuegos
2016-05-10 01:00
Theft
10 Ft Walker Bay dinghy with Suzuki 9.9 4S outboard
Locked
In the water but locked Walker Bay dinghy with 9.9 Suzuki 4S outboard was stolen overnight from an occupied yacht in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Reported to the local authorities. CSSN UPDATE: A First Hand report has been received and provides the following additional information: “During the night our dinghy, a 10ft Walker Bay Ultra Light with Suzuki 9.9 4 stroke outboard was stolen. Dinghy was in the water but locked to the stern with a 1/4 inch steel cable. At approximately 7:00am we discovered the dinghy missing. The cable had been cut clean through. Local police and the marina were informed immediately. The police wanted a sample of the cable but could not cut it with their wire cutters so we gave them what was left. The investigation is ongoing but today they informed us the dinghy has likely been scrapped and the outboard stripped for parts already. This happened 100 meters off the marina docks. The authorities have been very supportive and have been keeping us updated twice a day on the status of the investigation.”
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Falmouth Harbor
2016-04-21 21:30:00
Attempted theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
My unlocked dinghy was taken from the Sailing Academy dock last Thursday night 21st between 1830 and 2130 HRS whilst I was dining with friends at Academy Cafe. I broadcasted on VHF68 and another boat came and retrieved my friends and I. We then searched Falmouth Harbour and found my dinghy about an hour later tied up on the public dock. The engine was warm. There was a mask and snorkel left in the dinghy. Nothing was taken from the dinghy and no damage. No police report was made.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-04-18 22:00:00
Robbery
cash,credit cards,cellphone,keys,glasses
N/A
2 charter guests were threatened with a machete and robbed when returning to the boat after an evening ashore . Cash, credit cards,cellphone,keys and glasses were taken. Reported to the SVG police by phone, and they came to the boat the next day to complete the report. No injuries. Additional details reported in the local press LINK HERE http://www.iwnsvg.com/2016/04/20/residents-frustrated-as-british-tourists-are-robbed-in-mayreau/
Belize
Placencia harbor
2016-03-23 02:00:00
Attempted theft
Locked
Three men in a dinghy attempted to take our dinghy at around 2:00 AM they cut the two lines that secured our dinghy to our boat, they must not have seen the cable and lock which made their attempt unsuccesful
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-03-29 04:00:00
Theft
Dinghy gas line and sandals
Not Locked
We were anchored in the outer harbour with three companion boats. We noticed that our dinghy's gas line was missing when we went to use it. Presumably it was stolen overnight, while we were asleep. Our dinghy had been in the water but locked to our boat; but the gas line could be easily unclipped. Later, we also realized that a pair of sandals had also been taken from the dinghy. A report was made to the marina.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2016-03-10 01:10:00
Theft
Dinghy, outboard and fueltank
Not Locked
Overnight, a well secured but unlocked dinghy was taken from an occupied yacht anchored near Gros Islet, in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. The dinghy is grey, unmarked and type Highfield UL 340 (CN-AFM20190D415) and the outboard a Tohatsu 5 HP (074689AA). Reported to Port Captain, Police, RB Marina and on the local VHF net.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2016-03-02 22:00:00
Assault
Wallets and Camera
N/A
UPDATED as FIRST HAND REPORT 11 March 2016:On the evening of March 2, 2016, returning from dinner ashore at 10 PM, on the SMMA dock that serves the Hummingbird and Still Resorts at Soufriere, St. Lucia, a party of 7 cruisers, accompanied by the Still Resort security guard, were robbed by 3 masked attackers who had a gun, a machete and a club. The security guard was knocked down. The robbers demanded money at gunpoint. They were given wallets and a camera. One woman's purse was cut off her shoulder with the machete. Her husband was struck on the head with the blunt side of the machete. When the group came into the dock originally, they declined the dinghy watching "service" of some teenagers. The teens were quite unhappy about it and threatened to return with a machete. The cruisers departed St. Lucia immediately. The Still Resort staff has kept the victims advised after making a report to the Royal St. Lucia Police, who are investigating. The camera and wallets (containing only ID)have been recovered.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2016-03-04 01:35:00
Assault resulting in death
unknown
Unknown
From local news reports: 2 masked gunmen boarded a yacht in Wallilabou at 1:35AM. One person (German national) onboard was killed, and another German national injured. No firsthand details are currently available, local News reports indicate that the Coast Guard was summoned and arrived within 20 minutes. Police investigating, but no arrests at this time. CSSN UPDATE: the following AP Press Report includes some additional details about this tragic event. An unidentified suspect is being questioned by SVG authorities, but has not been charged in the killing, leaving 1 man dead, and 2 injured, including the ship’s captain. Money and credit cards were stolen.

http://news.yahoo.com/st-vincent-probes-killing-german-tourist-aboard-yacht-202907143.html
USVI
St Croix south shore
2016-01-15 11:00:00
Piracy
electronics, cash
N/A
On January 14, 2016 a French single-hander, en route from the Bahamas to Guadeloupe stopped to rest overnight in a protected anchorage on the southwest coast of St. Croix. The next morning, 30 minutes after departing the anchorage at 1100 HRS, while under power, and then located about 1.5 miles offshore, he was approached and boarded in an act of piracy by 2 of 3 young men onboard a big fishing boat. The men aggressively threatened him, shouting “drugs, money” and punched him in the face and then stabbed/slashed his lower left leg. They took cash and electronics from below. The captain was then shot in the right thigh at close range, severely wounding him, and left on the floor of his drifting boat when the men departed. The captain, although bleeding profusely and in severe pain was able to maneuver his boat back into the industrial harbor alongside a tug. He tossed shells, winch handles, etc. at the side of the tug. It took about 45 minutes before he was able to get the attention of anyone on the much larger tug. A tug crewmember eventually investigated the unusual noises and then summoned the police and ambulance. The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his serious injuries, some 3 hours after the initial attack. The boat was put in the care of the police, and later hauled for storage. After a period of hospitalization, the victim was stabilized and then returned to France, where he remains hospitalized after additional surgeries. CSSN NOTE: CSSN wishes to thank the Good Samaritan who assisted the victim with communications and translated a first person report from French. CSSN suggests that anyone who finds themselves in a serious situation while outside their home country, particularly if not able to speak the local language, make or request contact with the closest of their home country Consular Services/Embassy. Consular officials can assist with a variety of helpful emergency resources, including qualified translators, communications with family/friends as well as with all of the appropriate local officials. CSSN will post further updates here as they become available.

Nicaragua
Offshore
2016-01-27 00:00:00
Attempted piracy
Unknown
A large motor yacht was on passage between Colon, Panama and Roatan, Honduras off the coast of Nicaragua north of Isla Providencia (Colombia) when a 60 foot steel fishing boat attempted to ram and board them. At full speed (14 knots) the motor yacht was able to successfully outrun the pirates. A report was made to the US Coast Guard.<br><br>CSSN UPDATE First hand report just in from the victims: “Pirates tried to ram and board us off the coast of Nicaragua. They gave chase and at full speed we were able to outrun them. A warning to all cruisers needs to be initiated. We were in transit from Colon, Panama to Roatan, Honduras. We were taking the outside route north of la Providencia .” The vessel was a 60 foot steel vessel- white and blue. Very good condition. Boat name - Mister Henson. Fishing Vessel with crab fence. No other fishing equipment. Minimum of 6 men aboard.<br>Time 11 am Wednesday morning, January 27. Location :N14*30'13.0 W 081*55'41.9 The Captain was communicating with other boat/partner name Reynaldo. They switched to SSB and we're discussing money.” Additional CSSN sources advised: A "Quick [internet] search [revealed the existence of a] Mister Henson IMO # 9064607 trawler built 1992 by Rodriguez Boat Builders Bayou La Batre Alabama. The tonnage is way high to be the boat at 120 ton. But it is flagged Honduras and a search of the builder shows expedition trawlers of 70 feet. If the 120 ton is a typo this is the boat."
Martinique
Schoelcher
2016-01-27 15:00:00
Theft
Dinghy gas tank
Not Locked

We tied up the dinghy to the town dock in Schoelcher around 3 pm. We didn't lock up, however. Some
youngish local guys were hanging around, eating peanuts. On our return at 5pm the gas tank was gone. We found a few peanut shells inside the dinghy. A report was filed with with Gendarmes (the local police).
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2016-01-23 00:00:00
Robbery
Small waterproof bag containing a camera and personal items.
N/A
We were returning to our boat after an evening out. I had just
stepped onto the dinghy dock when a man suddenly appeared right behind
me and grabbed my small waterproof shoulder bag. It was around my
neck so he used a machete and cut the strap. He ran away down the
beach and into the woods. No injuries, but reported to Police, Coast Guard, local VHF Net, and Bequia Tourism Office.

CSSN UPDATE :

The stolen bag was recovered on the south end of the beach by a resident. The camera and reading
glasses were gone. Dinghy lights, boat cards and a pen remained in the bag.

We asked the Bequia police about getting a copy of the police
report. To do this we must make an application and then take the ferry to
St Vincent, find our way to some specific police station and pay $100 EC to
get a copy of the official police report that we made. We later confirmed this burdensome "victim unfriendly" process several times with not only the police but others in the community.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2016-01-18 15:30
Robbery
Electronics
Unknown
It was reported by the victims on the local St Martin VHF net, that at approximately 3:30 am (local) Monday, while they were anchored near the bridge in Marigot Bay, French St. Martin, they were boarded and robbed by 3 men with French accents who arrived in a hard dinghy with an outboard that had no cowling/cover. They were threatened and robbed of electronics. It is not known at this time if their boat was locked, what if any weapons the men had, if there were any injuries , damage to the yacht, or if a report has been made to the local police. CSSN will update this report when we receive additional information.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2016-01-17 16:30
Theft
11.6 inflatable AB dinghy with 15hp outboard
Locked
A locked/chained (3/16 SS) 11.6 AB dinghy stolen from the Marigot SXM(FR) town dock between the hours of 4pm and 6pm , broad daylight, Sunday afternoon. Reported to the Police.
Belize
Middle Long Cay
2016-01-13 22:00
Assault
Outboard motor, computers and hard drives, passport, cash, jewelry, food
Locked
An unidentified launch came along side at anchor while everyone aboard was asleep. Four men in 20-30 age range came aboard each armed with a pistol. One female guest was sexually assaulted, and later treated at the local hospital. Cash, camera, computers, food, drinks, jewelry, and an outboard motor were stolen. The launch left at high speed in a southwesterly direction. The entire event lasted about 45 minutes, and was reported to the Police, Coast Guard, Port Captain and marina.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2016-01-01 05:00
Theft
Silent Wind Wind Generator, Regulator, Fenders.
Locked
On the 24th of December I noticed my wind generator had been stolen off the pole on the back of my boat. On the first of January 2016 likely the same individual(s) returned, broke into the boat moored up against a private dock and stole the regulator. It is a Silent Wind generator. The boat is on a private dock in the corner of the lagoon, down near Pizza Pizza. These were very precise crimes. More bizarre was the cutting of the fender tie lines and removal of 3 fenders. They chose a time I was away from the boat over the festive season. Damage was minimal and nothing else was taken or disturbed but the boat was virtually empty, everything not screwed down had already been removed for internal re-varnishing. Anyone with info about this wind generator should contact PC Edwards at Gros Islet CID at +1 758 456 3830
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Nana Juana Bay
2015-12-29 21:00
Theft
Electric tools, laptop, money, fenders, ropes
Not Locked
A thief or thieves stole multiple items from an unlocked, unoccupied boat in the Rio Dulce near Nana Juana, on 2015-12-29 .The theft was discovered when crew returned to the boat. There were no witnesses. Reported on loca Facebook Group.
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Nana Juana Bay
2015-12-11 23:11
Theft
Stole tools, pump, other stuff
Not Locked
A thief or thieves stole multiple items from an unlocked, unoccupied boat in the Rio Dulce near Nana Juana, on 2015-12-11 .The theft was discovered when crew returned to the boat. There were no witnesses. Reported on loca Facebook Group.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2015-12-27 10:30
Piracy
They took everything they could get: clothes, computer, cell phones, trinidad flag, clock, etc. TOTAL Value about $4,000us
N/A
Boarding and robbery between Trinidad and Grenada of a 32 foot sailing sloop three on board. The vessel had passed close west of Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform and was some 30 miles from Trinidad with 40 to go to Grenada.<br><br>At about 10am, when about 30 nautical miles from Trinidad, to the north and a little to the west of the Hibiscus Gas Platform, the sloop was approached from the eastern side by a pirogue. It was an unmarked pirogue which looked white (or slightly bluish) on the outside with a grey gunnel with a 130 hp outboard on the stern and a 150 hp outboard laying inside. The pirogue had three blue barrels in it, presumably containing extra fuel. Six persons were on board. They all spoke Spanish and one spoke broken English.Three boarded while the others kept gun barrels under cloth wraps pointed at crew. The people in the pirogue used what appeared to be a rifle but the captain could not say for sure as it was hidden by a piece of cloth.They took everything they could get: clothes, computer, cell phones, trinidad flag, clock, etc. TOTAL Value about $4,000us They did not harm the occupants or harm the vessel but the pirates threatened to kill the captain if he called for help. The pirates were aboard for about 20 minutes. They remained cool and were not nervous or jumpy.<br><br>After the robbery the pirogue headed off in a s.w. Direction, towards venezuela.<br><br>Reported to the TT coastguard and YSATT.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2015-12-20 12:00
Piracy
Money, passports, cell phones, computers, food clothing and ship's documents, cash, credit cards, wallets, clothes, luggage, watches, books, sailing gear, keys, food, miscellaneous electronics, toiletries, and other items.
N/A
On December 20 at approximately noon, a 24 meter (80 ft) sailing yacht was sailing from Chaguaramas Trinidad N. to Port Louis Grenada, at about the halfway point In the vicinity of the Hibiscus Gas platform or 30 miles N of Trinidad.

The crew were busy working on the backstay and didn't notice the boat until it was right on their stern.
VEN Pen
Typical open style fishing boat sometimes used by bandits
It was an 18 ft narrow open boat, white hull with blue inside fishing type boat with 5 young men aboard. The fishing boat had 4 blue barrels that the crew guessed was extra fuel. They had a 120 hp Yamaha outboard engine, and an additional engine laying on the boat's floor.

We were approached from the south astern by the men speaking Spanish apparently asking for something. Once close to the yacht, one individual pulled out a military type assault rifle and made it clear they were coming aboard. The crew was held at gunpoint the

BG Group Data book 2014 - Where we work - Trinidad & Tobago
Hibiscus Gas Platform location is in upper left of graphis with red circle.
entire time. 2 guys stayed in the boat, 2 went through the boat. 1 with the gun stayed with the captain and 2 yacht crew in the cockpit. The pirates below deck proceeded to put the valuables in bags and luggage found inside the boat, and transport said bags into their dinghy. No shots fired. They were aboard for approximately 15 minutes and took money and electronics. None of the 3 crew were injured. all three pirates on board, jumped back into their dinghy, and started motoring south, from the same direction in which they came. The yacht carried on to Grenada and reported the incident to the US Coast Guards, who reported to Trinidad and Grenada Coast Guards. At some point within the hour of reporting the incident to the USCG, the Trinidad and Tobago coast guard called the satellite phone to review the report that was forwarded to them via the USCG.

CSSN NOTE: CSSN original report was from sources directly in contact with captain and crew and was necessarily classified as second hand. The Captain of the yacht has now confirmed all the facts of this report directly to CSSN. The captain provided additional detail which has been edited into this report. This report is is updated to a first hand, confirmed report with quotes and information also taken from the Captain's official written report to authorities.
USVI
St. Croix Christiansted
2015-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and Suzuki 2.5 outboard, small anchor and ground tackle and all of the hardware was gone off the boat
Not Locked
Our dinghy was stolen from the Jones Maritime Company dock sometime Dec 12 or 13. The dock has a locked gate, but the dinghy was only tied to the dock, and the painter was cut. We walked along the industrial waterfront west of Christiansted, and found the dinghy onshore, all tubes slashed beyond repair. The motor, ground tackle and hardware used to hoist the dinghy were all missing. Reported to police.
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2015-12-15 12:00
Other Vandalism
None
Locked
Individual or individuals put two holes in dingy with knife. Fortunately only one tube was holed. One puncture was in a very difficult spot to repair.. Many other dinghies around. Heard that another dingy was stolen off the same dock the same day mine was damaged. Reported to police and marina. Marina was not helpful or interested when I reported it to them. Made a formal report to police office about two miles away. but they did not seem concerned or interested.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2015-12-09 02:25
Theft
10ft aluminium hulled RIB and 20HP engine
Locked
Reported to the Brigade Nautique, SMX, Marigot Bay the theft of a 10ft aluminium hulled RIB and 20HP engine. The owner said his dinghy was locked to his yacht with two stainless steel cables, both of which were cut. The incident happened in Marigot Bay at the same time as a theft of a Boston Whaler from am mooring.
Haiti
Ile de Vache
2015-10-29 03:00
Theft
fenders
N/A
Only fenders disappeared but that's still theft. Lucky we have dogs because it could have been more than just feders. Not reported to local authorities.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2015-12-09 02:25
Theft
13ft Boston Whaler taken from mooring and outboard stolen
Locked
At 2.25am a team of determined thieves stole our Boston Whaler from Nettle Bay, French St. Martin. They had to cut through stainless steel chains and locks securing the boat to two sand screws. We know the whaler was towed out into Marigot Bay to a position approx 18.05N 63.09W, where we surmise the thieves then cut the two stainless steel chains and three heavy stainless steel locks securing the 15hp Yamaha outboard and probably loaded it onto a ship or boat. They then towed the whaler back into Simpson Bay and at approx 3.30am tied it to the stern of a rusted-out fire boat to the north of the Witches Tit. Why they towed the boat back into the Lagoon is a mystery. While reporting this to the Brigade Nautique, someone else was reporting the theft of their 10ft aluminium hulled RIB and 20HP engine. The owner said his dinghy was locked to his yacht with two stainless steel cables, both of which were cut. The incident happened at the same time as our whaler was stolen and in the same area of Marigot Bay where our whaler had it's outboard removed before being towed back into the Lagoon. I know the positions and times because the whaler is fitted with a tracker. We lost a whaler in similar circumstances just over a year ago, I use the whaler for my business, hence the tracker. Unfortunately, there was no tracker on the engine. We though we had done enough to secure the boat. We were wrong. Those who took it were tooled up, not chance thieves or kids. CSSN NOTE: When possible lifting and locking your dinghy to the yacht with stainless steel chain and a quality lock is your best protection against theft. SXM remains a particularly problematic area, and thefts are under reported. Please keep the cruising community informed, our online incident reporting form makes it easy.
USVI
Water Island, St Thomas
2015-11-30 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, hard, aluminum transom, fire hose on gunwhale, outboard engine with white cowling with two horizontal stripes
Unknown
November 30, at night in Water Island USVI hard dinghyand outboard motor stolen. It is unknown if it was reported to police. Reported to CSSN via KPK.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Rompeolas
2015-11-30 00:00
Burglary
USCG Type I adult life jacket and 2 children jackets, fender, spot light, personal lights
Locked
November 30 in Vieques Rompeolas, burglars eneterd the boat at night got away with many items. The burglers seemed to have left in a hurry because they spent time removing the anchor and rode and then left rode on deck and anchor in the water, there were more jackets inside and other things they could have taken. Reported to police.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Charlotteville
2015-11-28 00:00
Other - vandalism
Jumping from Jetty into Dingy which broke the underlining and broke my paddle
Tampered with my engine and took out my drain plug on the transom
Locked
In Charlotteville Tobago there are a bunch of young adults who are damaging dingies on purpose. When you leave your dingy at the dingy dock they jump from the dock onto your dingy breaking the underside and then into the sea and they are break your oars and take the drain plugs out of your transom. 28 November, they trashed my dingy and broke my Tohatsu motor and 29 November, they broke the oar of another dingy and stole the seat from a French dingy. They also stole the stern anchors of the Brazilian dingy a few days ago just leaving the rope behind. If you are going to come here best beware but its not safe to leave your dingy at the dock. Reported to Police.
Colombia
Santa Marta Tagana Bay
2015-11-25 02:30
Assault
Robbers grabbed everything they could see of value including all jewellery, tanzanite, pearls, 2 diamond rings, including a Cullinan diamond. Also stolen were outboard motors (both gone), watches, phones, computers, cash, credit cards, fishing rods etc.
Fortunately they did not take passports & boat papers, nor did they rip out main navigation equipment (other than hand held vhfs & binoculars) nor ropes.
Locked
We were boarded by armed PROFESSIONAL THIEVES & robbed in Taganga Bay, near Santa Marta, Colombia. The incident took place at around 2.30am and reads almost identical to this one, reported on noonsite in 2012, down to them being high on drugs:
There were 5 men, who arrived in a dugout canoe. 4 boarded, at least 2 had guns & 1 had a knife, that we saw. We were both tied up & hit by 4 thieves, at least 2 of the 4 on board had guns & one had a small knife at my husbands throat. The dogs did not bark.
We did have a plan of action if this kind of thing happened, unfortunately, my husband heard something hit the side of the boat & woke up. Instead of turning on the cockpit lights, he unlocked the door & went out to look. We had agreed that we would turn lights on & make noise. If we were locked inside the boat, at least we would have time to make radio & phone calls, but he was sleepy, not thinking straight & went straight out to 4 guys with guns & knives. I had actually hidden away our tablet, which has a good navigation program & they missed taking the dongle from the computer which had a local sim with airtime, so I was able to get a call out to our agent Dino who raised the alarm with police & coastguard.I could not get anyone on channel 16 or channel 72 for 1/2 hour and it was at least an hour before the coastguard came.
We had spoken with other people who advised us to go into the marina. We made an informed decision with an unfortunate outcome. Always read noonsite, Caribbean safety & security network, Facebook cruising group reports prior to going anywhere.
Our incident was almost identical to the one reported on noonsite in 2012. I wonder if it was the same 'gang'? The police didn't even come on board to check the 100 ' s of fingerprints, so the follow up comments from that report that the authorities are taking such incidents seriously is suspect! We really hope that local stakeholders in this area can provide an organised safe haven for cruisers, perhaps something similar to PAYS in Dominica.. We truly hope this never happens again in this bay.
Reported to Police, Coast Guard and Marina.
Martinique
St. Anne
2015-11-11 01:00
Theft
dinghy 25hp honda, elec start and tilt.
Locked
A catamaran had dinghy and outboard stolen from St Anne, Martinique. Reported to the police, who told them there had been several dinghy thefts recently, principally from charter boats. the dinghy was in water, but locked to cat. 25hp honda, electric start and tilt. Reported via KPK.

CSSN Note: More information may be forthcoming from the source. Date of incident is approximate. Multiple sources have indicated that thefts of this type are underreported in this location. Captains may wish to consider extra precautions in this anchorage.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2015-11-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
Dinghy was chained but not locked. Also tied with line to stern of boat while anchored out in Harbour, north end, tony gibbons beach area but well off the shore by 100 meters. Theft occurred between 10 pm and 6 am. Grey dinghy with 10 hp Honda. Boat name is stenciled on the side of dinghy. Reported to Police, Local VHF Net
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2015-11-15 18:00
Burglary
Cash, both EC and US currency. Approximate value $100.00 US.
Not Locked
Between 1800 and 2000 hrs, Sunday while crew was off the boat anchored in Saline Bay, Mayreau, the boat was boarded and entered through a latched but not locked deck hatch. Upon returning, the crew found wet tracks inside the saloon and forward cabin. Lockers had been rifled and only cash was taken from a wallet stored in one of the cabin lockers. Nothing else was taken. The thief attempted to wipe up the water tracks with a shirt found lying on the saloon floor. The main companion way hatch that was locked, had been disturbed. An attempt to contact officials will be made.
Nicaragua
Disputed waters
2015-10-12 16:00
Attempted piracy
N/A
Attempted boarding by 4 men in a skiff. Before they got close enough to jump on board we displayed weapons and they backed off. They followed us for about 15 minutes until we called a pan pan distress call. Reported to Police, Coast Guard, Port Captain, Local VHF Net.
Martinique
Le Marina du Marin
2015-10-22 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank for dingy engine, with fuel.
Not Locked
Dingy was locked to the marina dingy dock, sometime during the night the fuel tank was stolen and an attempt was made to take the outboard. The outboard was locked and was not taken. There were other items of value in a zippered compartment that were not taken. When reported to the marina office, they indicated there had been several thefts lately, but seemed indifferent overlall. During a 2 week stay here the keycard type locked gates to the marina are seldom even closed.
Panama
San Blas East Lemon Cays
2015-07-27 02:00
Burglary
Three solar panels, binoculars, wifi router, guitar, tools (set of pliers), kitchen-tools, butan-gas tank
Locked
My boat was burgled in the East Lemon cays, Yansalardup-anchorage. Boat was on anchor, while I was away for some days. Boat was locked, three other sailing-boats were anchored nearby and did take care of my boat (watching it during the daytime, opening hatches every couple of days, checking bilge, etc...). Burglars came in the night, broke into my boat by forcing the door open, and stole mentioned things. Same burglars stole two days later a dinghy with outboard in the West Lemon cays from an american flagged vessel and got caught another two days later. Police found the stolen dinghy on their island. They also found my stolen solar panels. I also got some of my other stolen stuff back after some weeks with the help of a kuna who convinced the thieves to give back the stolen items to reduce the penalty for them. A report was made at the police station.
Colombia
Rosarios Islands
2015-09-20 21:00
Assault resulting in death
cash
unknown
Alerted by cruisers in Santa Marta, CSSN reviewed several local news articles that report a Dutch flagged vessel anchored in the Rosarios Islands summoned authorities by calling the police emergency hotline after being boarded and attacked by 6 armed men. The wife was mortally beaten, the husband was also injured and later treated. The Dutch embassy is providing assistance and police officials have offered a reward.
Guatemala
Lago Izabal, El Estor
2014-10-30 09:00
Theft
dinghy,outboard,fuel tank,anchor and shoes, dinghy later recovered minus outboard and contents
Not Locked
Overnight an unlocked dinghy was stolen, the rope was cut. The theft was discovered in the morning and the dinghy, minus the outboard ,fuel tank, dinghy anchor and some shoes, was recovered undamaged. Reported to the police who indicated they would investigate, but they did not followup with the owner.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-09-15 01:20
Theft
iPhone 6, Camera, hat.
Not Locked
A swimmer boarded us in Charlestown Bay, Canouan, SVG; he was about 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 lbs. He kicked our small dog overboard after she attacked him and barked, but ran and jumped into the water when I came out of my hatch. I tried to find him in the water with the dingy but he is a very good swimmer and got away in the dark swimming out into the middle of the bay. I had to break off the search after 20 minutes when we realized our dog was no longer on board to search for her. Reported to the police in Canouan.
Guatemala
Shell Bay Anchorage
2015-09-09 03:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard motor
Unknown
On the VHF radio net, I heard the report of the dinghy and outboard motor theft. Shell Bay anchorage is the bay in front of Nana Juana and Ram Marinas. I have been in Rio Dulce for the last year and I believe I have now heard of six dinghy and outboard motor thefts here. CSSN NOTE: First person reports provide all cruisers with the best available information. When you hear a report on your local VHF net, PLEASE ASK THE VICTIM TO MAKE A SIMPLE ONLINE REPORT TO US !
Guatemala
Captain John's Marina
2015-08-14 01:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard motor
Unknown
A dinghy was stolen, the locking cable cut by a swimmer. CCTV cameras in the marina were reviewed but could not "see" the swimmer. The dinghy was later recovered - minus the outboard, oars and fuel tank. Not known if a police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-09-08 18:15
Theft
Food, food containers and beverages from outside refrigerator were stolen. Someone had to board the boat when we went into the Tamarind hotel for dinner just after sunset or when we entered the Wine shop. Some food was eaten and the empty containers put back in the fridge and the majority of other items were taken. We were anchored where the boat could be seen from the restaurant, so it had to have happened right at sundown or when we went in store because we could see the boat the majority of the time. Luckily the rest of the boat was locked and no other large items outside were taken (scuba tank or fishing pole)
Locked
While owners ashore for dinner at the Tamarind Beach Hotel, their catamaran was boarded and the outside refrigerator was emptied of foods/drinks. Incident reported by phone to the hotel, who indicated they would alert the Coast Guard.

CSSN NOTE: This is the 10th boarding reported to us at this location in 2015, click here for more daetials and a related NEWS item https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/?p=2755
SVG
Canouan L'anse Guyac ( N of Charlestown Bay
2015-07-10 02:00
Attempted Theft
none
Locked
Boarding overnight at L'Ance Guyac (north of Charlestown Bay at N12 43.459 W61 19.959 ) Canouan. All items were removed from the deck/cockpit, including the cooler so nothing was available to the thief. No police or Coast Guard report was made. First person report/date approximate.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-06-10 02:00
Attempted Theft
none
Locked
Another night time boarding in Charlestown Bay. Owners were prepared and removed all items from deck/cockpit, as a result nothing was taken. Not reported to police or CG. First person report/date approximate.
Curacao
Spanish Water Cabrita Bay
2015-08-22 09:00
Theft
RIB dinghy
Not Locked
RIB dinghy without an outboard was tied (not locked) to dock at southern end of Cabrita Bay, Spanish Water at 8 AM. When the owner returned at 3PM it was gone. Wind and current would have kept it in the bay, reported to the Coast Guard and police.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2015-07-31 10:00
Theft
Cell phone, $120 USD, 225 EC$, iPod Nano, LED Headlamp
Not Locked
The crew left the boat for an island tour and were gone for 4-5 hours total. The (catamaran) saloon doors were closed but not locked. Upon returning, we did not notice anything out of place and we left Bequia the next day. One crew member could not find her cell phone. Then we realized there was money missing from a purse left in the saloon and then that the iPod & LED light were gone as well. There was a computer & tablet on board that were not touched (although these were somewhat hidden below). As we were in the Tobago Cays when we realized the theft had taken place, we had no way to report it. The boat was anchored in the NE section of Admiralty Bay .
Venezuela
Orinoco Delta Manamo River
2015-05-24 23:00
Assault
silver coins and other items
Not Locked
While the Manamo River/Orinoco Basin are not in the strictest sense part of the Caribbean, cruisers from Trinidad/Tobago have often chosen to explore this remote area. CSSN has received a first hand report from a single hander who was boarded, restrained and held at gunpoint while his boat was ransacked on the night of 24 May 2015. Six men boarded from a (stolen) engine-less boat, ransacked the yacht and stole valuable silver coins and other items. The captain did not resist, he was tied up, his head covered with a shirt, but left unharmed. He later reported the incident to the Guardia, who showed little interest and did not follow up. For additional details see a summary report posted in Noonsite here http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Venezuela/venezulea-manamo-orinoco-assault-robbery
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2015-07-20 19:00
Theft
laptop, possibly more
Unknown
2nd of 2 boats boarded one evening in Prickly Bay while owners ashore, details are incomplete and not confirmed. Boat may not
have been locked. Reported on the local VHF net, also possibly to the local police.

CSSN NOTE: First person reports can be submitted anytime, and CSSN will update/correct our records. Please submit a report if you are involved in an
incident, and remind/assist others in making reports .... they may have lost their communication devices.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2015-07-20 19:00
Theft
"cleaned out" a monohull ketch at anchor in Prickly Bay.
Unknown
1 of 2 boats boarded one evening in Prickly Bay while owners were ashore, thief/thieves "cleaned out" a monohull ketch at anchor. Details are incomplete and not confirmed, unknown if boat was locked. Incident reported on the local VHF net, police apparently involved. CSSN NOTE: First person reports can be submitted anytime, and CSSN will update/correct our records. Please submit a report if you are involved in an incident, and remind/assist others in making reports .... they may have lost their communication devices.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2015-07-18 04:00
Theft
10 ft rigid fiberglass dinghy with 6hp 4S engine
Not Locked
Between 4-5 AM an unlocked in the water dinghy with outboard was stolen from a boat anchored outside St. Georges lagoon. Dinghy was later found, minus the outboard. Police were notified.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2015-05-18 20:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Crew and guests left charter yacht around sunset to go ashore for dinner. Companionway was still locked upon return, nothing noticed until the next morning when additional cash was needed for shopping. Cash belonging to crew and guests had been removed from five separate places, leaving behind papers, electronics, etc. Upon investigation it was found that the handle locks on a deck hatch were ineffective, allowing the hatch to be opened even with locks in locked position, the presumptive method of entry. Charter company was advised of this problem at conclusion of the charter. Crew reported to the local police, and returned to boat with coast guard members who took statements onboard.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-07-14 02:45
Attempted Theft
none, unsuccessful attempt theft
Not Locked
Crew was awakened at 0:245 HRS by sounds on deck and when they investigated they found an unknown man on the deck of their catamaran. Yelling convinced him to jump overboard and swim away before being able to steal anything. The private charter group had been twice that day cautioned to lock up by the gentlemen who rented the mooring to them. No police report was made, the group departed the next day. CSSN NOTE: this is the 7th incident (reported to us) at this location this year.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2015-07-07 02:00
Attempted Theft
nothing, dinghy painter was cut nearly thru
Locked
On awakening the crew of a boat anchored in Spanish Waters discovered that overnight their dinghy had been tampered with. The canvas cover for the outboard had been removed, and the painter nearly cut thru with a sharp implement of some sort. The dinghy was cabled and locked to the yacht, the outboard engine was securely locked to the dinghy. The owners asked CSSN to specifically remind and warn others that this pattern of attempted/actual theft has occurred here in Spanish Waters before, the swimout thieves drift off in the night with the dinghy to work away at the locks on the outboard in a remote area, and the dinghy minus the outboard is sometimes later recovered, sometimes the entire dinghy is swum ashore and then taken away by a waiting pickup truck.. This incident was reported on the local Curacao daily VHF net, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere. CSSN NOTE: cables, stainless steel chains and sturdy locks do provide a first order of defense against casual "sneak" thieves, but LIFTING and then also LOCKING provides a more robust deterrent.
Honduras
Utila East Harbour
2015-06-25 02:00
Theft
2 SCUBA tanks
Not Locked
Overnight 2 scuba tanks were stolen from an occupied boat while crew slept below. Reported to the Port Captain.
Honduras
Utila East Harbour
2015-06-15 02:00
Theft
wetsuit,fins and booties
Not Locked
Dive gear (wetsuit,fins and booties) left drying on deck was stolen overnight
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2015-07-03 04:30
Attempted Theft
none
Unknown
Crew/dog awakened at 4:30 AM by strange, sloshing sounds. Discovered 2 men in a local (later learned to be stolen) double bow skiff at the stern step of the catamaran. Lights and yelling caused the men to paddle away after making excuses about "being fishermen", etc. The next day, the catamaran owner made a report on the local VHF net and went ashore where the skiff and its true owner were discovered, the owner indicated he planned to lock the skiff up in the future. A police report was attempted, but yacht owners were advised since they had not been boarded and nothing was taken, no report could be made. The skiff owner did make a police report. The local Coast Guard patrol boat was back in operation the following night and made several passes thru the anchorage.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-05-20 01:35
Assault
knife
Not Locked
In an apparent attempt to rob the vessel, a swimmer tripped over and woke the skipper who was sleeping in the cockpit of a boat anchored near shore at Reduit Beach. The robber proceeded to attack the skipper with a knife; the skipper received 20 stab wounds, 17 of which required stitches, before the skipper was able to throw the attacker overboard. A second person onboard was awakened by the activity and assisted in summoning help and transporting the vicitm to police who were waiting ashore and then transported the victim to the local hospital for treatment Skipper was hospitalized for 6 days and is recovering in St Lucia. A police report was made, but no arrests have followed.
Haiti
Petit Paradise
2015-05-11 21:00
Assault
Cash, bank cards, cellphone, laptop and hard-drives, knives, 2 jerry jugs of gasoline
Not Locked
An experienced and well traveled female single hander was anchored offshore Petit Paradise for about a week, and had been befriended by the locals. On May 11, she had just gone to sleep at around 9PM when she was boarded, viciously attacked, and robbed by 3 armed men who tied her up, beat her, and finally left when they became nervous about being discovered. She later made her way to the village, sought and received assistance and was treated at the medical clinic. Reports were made to the local police, French Embassy, Belgian Consul, and local judge. She has shared a detailed description of the event and it is published on the Noonsite Piracy pages, and can be viewed here http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Haiti/haiti-grand-goave-petit-paradis-night-time-robbery-and-violent-attack-2013-may-2015 CSSN NOTE : This is the THIRD violent assault against a cruiser reported from Haiti this year. The other reports can be viewed herehttps://wp.me/p3QFio-Da and herehttps://wp.me/p3QFio-CD and here https://wp.me/p3QFio-CE.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-06-17 04:00
Attempted Theft
None
Not Locked
8 persons sleeping onboard Lagoon 440 Cat including two female children. Sole intruder apparently swam to boat anchored just off Tamarind Hotel. Male adult sleeping on saloon cushions woke to find intruder sitting on steps leading down to port accommodation with beach towel around his head. Intruder was challenged and ran out towards port stern and jumped in water and swam away. Wet footprints showed intruder had walked all around saloon. All valuables had been stowed below before retiring. Nothing stolen. Alerted local marine services who called police. Locals searched nearby beach on foot and by dinghy. No-one found.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-19 03:30
Attempted Theft
None
Not Locked
A single man paddled a small boat out and climbed up our steering vane structure and proceeded forward on deck in the darkness. His movements woke me, and I came on deck to investigate. My oldest daughter was sleeping in the cockpit at the time, my wife and youngest daughter were below. He said "I'm just a fisherman trying to retrieve my line", but of course he had no fishing gear. He rapidly climbed back into his boat and paddled off. We attempted calls on VHF 16, but no response. The next morning we notified nearby boats and reported it to the police, who had just returned from investigating a burglary on shore by our mooring. We found the boat he had used and subsequently scuttled, but it had been stolen earlier. I was not able to provide a very helpful description to the police. In retrospect, the most valuable action we could have taken would have been pictures. There was ample opportunity to photograph him, and that more than anything else would have aided the local police.
Martinique
Fort de France
2015-06-10 18:15
Other
None
Not Locked

We were anchored in Fort de France and made an arrangement with two other cruisers to meet ashore for a picnic. We were last to arrive around 6PM and whilst approaching the dinghy dock saw three local youths aged about 18 untie our friends (not locked) dinghy and kick it free. The wind was blowing off shore and we retrieved the dinghy on our way in. The three youths saw us tie the dinghy up and in a threatening manor told us to keep quiet, as there were others cruisers present they eventually left. No police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-04-20 03:30
Theft
P.COMPUTER .BINOCULARS
Not Locked
We anchored near Tamarind Beach hotel. At night we were boarded noiselessly while sleeping.Somebody slipped through one front hatch and opened the main sliding door of the catamaran. The thief escaped after being interupted when we woke up, but took computers and binoculars- wallets and passports were lying on the floor. No police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2012-12-30 00:01
Attempted Theft
cooler with drinks
Not Locked
Around midnight , a thief boarded an anchored catamaran and attempted to steal a cooler with drinks. When discovered, the thief fled. No police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-04-24 02:00
Theft
cellphone
Locked
while owners/guests were sleeping a thief broke into catamarans cabin thru a poorly locked hatch and stole a cell phone from the salon, Reported to the local police the next day by phone.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-05-30 02:00
Theft
blue floatation jacket, flip flops, bag of clothes pegs
Locked
The dinghy was raised and because of 2 previous boardings on the same island I also remove the dinghy bung and safety dongle so that starting of the dinghy would be difficult. I had left a floatation jacket over the lifeline for drying - totally forgot about this item. The clothes pegs are always left out because who would want to steal them?? My flip flops were left in the raised dinghy as they always are and will be. Someone came on board during the night and stole the jacket, bag of clothes pegs and flip flops without making any noticeable noise as they have done before on one of the 2 occasions in the past. First sign of boarding was that the lock saloon door was at a slight angle. No police report was made. CSSN NOTE: 2 prior incidents dated 12-30-2012 and 4-25-2015 have been added to the database.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2015-05-08 21:00
Burglary
computers,iPad,phones, etc.
Locked
A boat anchored in the southern area outside St. Georges was boarded and burgled between 2030 and 2330 HRS while the owners were ashore for dinner. The boat was locked but the criminals were able to force open a hatch and steal computers, an iPad, phones, etc. A police report was made, and they are investigating.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2015-05-22 02:00
Assault
Wallets, passports, outboard engine
Unknown
A chartered catamaran anchored by itself in the northern part of Chateaubelair, well away from the 2 or 3 other cruising boats anchored in the bay was boarded at night by swimmers and the crew "roughed up" and robbed of their wallets and passports. The criminals took the dinghy to make their escape, and abandonded it ashore after removing the outboard engine. A police report was made. CSSN NOTE: Times and date are approximate due to the third-hand nature of this report.
St. Martin (French)
Marina Royale
2015-05-04 13:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Unlocked dinghy with outboard was stolen from Port Royale marina dock, around 1PM. A video of the theft (and the 2 thieves) was posted on SXM Facebook and widely viewed , however the dinghy was not recovered - no further details available, incident may not have been reported to authorities.
Anguilla
Sandy Ground
2015-05-08 02:00
Theft
whaler type hard dinghy with outboard
Unknown
Elvis Beach Bar hard dinghy (whaler type), with outboard stolen overnight/early hours, no further details available
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-05-02 03:15
Attempted theft
none
Locked
Occupants of a charter boat anchored at Charlestown Bay, Canouan SVG were awakened in the middle of the night when they heard footsteps on deck, one individual was trying to pry open a hatch. They scared him off by yelling and flashing a light in his face, he scrambled and jumped overboard. The Coast Guard was called, and arrived quickly, nearby boats were notified, and they searched the bay but could not find the intruder . Nothing was stolen in this attempt .
Guadeloupe
Marina Bas du Fort
2015-05-08 01:00
Attempted theft
none
Locked
At 1 am May 8th, 2015, while stern-to at the Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe, a man boarded our boat and came into our cockpit. Both my husband and myself were woken by the footsteps and confronted the man in the cockpit from behind a locked main cabin door. The man quickly jumped off the boat and ran down the dock letting himself out through the security gate. We called the 24/7 marina number. The person at that number did not speak English. When the marina office opened we contacted them and they were very helpful in relaying our information to the marina management, it is uncertain if marina management contacted the police. It was later learned that other boats had been boarded the same night. As a precaution the owners now adjust their med moor lines at night to move their locked boat further off the dock . CSSN NOTE: This is the 3rd incident of this type at this marina in 2015.
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2015-04-12 02:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank, hose and filter
Not Locked
A yacht on a mooring close to the marina had the dinghy fuel tank with hose and filter stolen overnight while they slept. The dinghy was in the water, but locked to the yacht and the outboard was locked to the dinghy, but the fuel tank was not. Reported to the marina .
Haiti
Corail
2015-01-21 03:00
Assault
All Cash ( $1000 US ), laptops, diving equipment, etc.
Locked
A French couple and their children had anchored overnight between Corail and Pestel, Haiti. At 3 AM they were boarded by 12 men armed with machine guns and machetes. The leader of the group was in uniform. The boat was "inspected" for 2.5 hours, rummaging drawers, lockers, etc. The roller furling and main sheet were deliberately damaged. The men were agressive, with much yelling and arm waving, but the crew cooperated. They forced the boat to go 2 miles back to Corial at first light after taking all the cash on board ($1000), laptops and some other gear from the captain . The official then "allowed" the boat to depart to go onward to Pestel, Haiti the next planned stop. It is unlikely a police report was made. CSSN became aware of this incident of piracy/assault while confirming details of the next incident of piracy/assault, (also in Haiti), dated 16 April 2015
Haiti
Petit Port a Piment
2015-04-16 23:00
Assault
cash, solar panles,computers,navigation electronics, etc.
Locked
An Australian couple aboard their sailboat en route from Cuba to Ile a Vache Haiti anchored overnight near Petit Port a Piment , Haiti . At approximately 11 PM it was boarded by 10-15 men armed with clubs, sticks and machetes. They cooperated with the attackers and offered everything, but they were violently assaulted. The captain was beaten badly, resulting in broken bones and machete wounds. His wife sustained significant injuries also. The steering compass was intentionally damaged/disabled. The next day local police arrived and both were taken to a local hospital where they received treatment, and the husband confined for several days. Various officials provided assistance and the damaged boat was taken by a delivery captain to Ile a Vache, Haiti. The captain and his wife returned to Australia where their injuries were re-assessed, and they received additional medical care.
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay South End
2015-03-30 01:00
Assault
Laptop, mobile phone, VHF, cash
Locked
A single hander anchored in the south end of Prince Rupert Bay was awakened at 1:00 AM by noise on deck.Somewhat disoriented, he unlocked and went up to the cockpit where he encountered 2 men, one with a gun. The theives stole his laptop, phone, VHF, cash and demanded his credit card and PIN. He informed them he did not have a credit card and the they left. The next day he informed other boats anchored nearby and made a report to the police. CSSN NOTE: PAYS operates a nightime secutrity patrol in the NORTH end of Prince Rupert Bay, and a radio call from the locked cabin may have prevented this incident.
Venezuela- Mainland And Nearshore Islands
Morrocoy
2015-03-07 07:00
Assault
3 occupied weekend motorboats were boarded around 10AM Saturday morning by thieves armed with guns , those on-board were sequestered in cabins, the boats were then ransacked and pillaged. The criminals then stole 1 of the 3 boats to depart.
N/A
Three families in weekend motor yachts were boarded about 10 AM by men armed with guns near Cayo Sur, which is located between Puerto Cabello and Chichiriviche in Morrocoy National Park. The 3 boats/occupants were taken to a remote location, the vessel occupants locked below in cabins and the boats ransacked/pillaged . At 4 PM when the criminals were done, they took one of the 3 boats and departed. From Noonsite piracy reports 2015 - http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Venezuela/venezuela-morrocoy-national-park-three-local-motorboats-held-hostage-and-ransacked-march-2015
Honduras
Punta Sal (Tela)
2015-03-28 17:00
Piracy
Money, Camera, Ipod Mp3, Gasoline, VHF, GPS, various random items they could find
Not Locked
Whilst underway close to Punta Sal we noticed a small fishing boat following us from the west. They approached and asked for gasoline. Sudddenly 3 of the 4 men boarded our sailing vessel with guns and demanded money. We were threatened with guns to our heads and a knife to my wife's throat. We cooperated with the pirates and gave them what they wanted. The pirates cut the main halyard, cut the gps cables, stole the VHF radio and other electronics, threw our fresh water supplies over board and put the engine in full throttle. They grounded the sailboat into the secluded bay "Escondido" inside the Jeanette Kava National Park. 4 days later we were rescued after SOS signs we made in the ground at the park's entrance were seen by visitors who arrived by boat to another area of the park. No one was harmed, but it was a frightening experience. The boat was damaged and was still aground several days after we were rescued while local officials worked with the captain to make temporary repairs and remove the yacht to a repair facitlity. CSSN NOTE: When local and federal Honduran officials learned of this incident, they provided not only assistance to the captain, but also hotel accommodations, support and return air travel to the temporary crew/victims.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2015-03-24 03:01
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Dinghy stolen overnight was found with another stolen dinghy, see prior report . details about this dinghy unknown, (not know if locked or if police report was made) but was returned to the owner.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2015-03-24 03:00
Theft
Dinghy with engine was stolen
Locked
Dinghy was locked by a cable to the aft pulpit. Overnight, the lock was cut. Went looking for the dingy in the morning and found it. It was tied to a fence at a small apartment complex located in the lagoon, across from the French entrance. Prop was damaged.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2015-03-23 22:00
Theft
Dinghy with 20 HP outboard
Unknown
Dinghy with 20 HP outboard stolen at night from the Marigot ferry dock, not known if locked or reported to authorities, details incomplete in SXM Cruisers Facebook
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2015-03-16 02:45
Attempted Theft
None - unsuccessful attempt to steal dinghy w/ outboard
Locked
A dinghy w/outboard (in the water) was locked to the yacht with a 6mm cable, owner investigated noise at 0245 HRS and interrupted the thief who had just finished cutting the cable with a hacksaw, the thief fled in his own dinghy. Reported to marina and coast guard.
Dominica
Anchorage Hotel
2015-03-15 16:00
Assault
None
N/A
While on a previously paid for mooring in front of the Anchorage hotel, a yacht was approached by a small local boat whose occupant threatened them with a spear gun and then attempted to use a machete to cut their line. The yacht left the mooring . Reports were made to the police and Coast Guard. CSSN UPDATE 2015-04-14: Our original posting failed to include that the Coast Guard responded very quickly, within about 10 minutes, to this threatening situation. We later learned that the yacht subsequently returned to the mooring, and that business interests in the area conducted a meeting with local boatmen to convey the seriousness of this type of behavior and to (hopefully) prevent any future occurrences.
Honduras
Lawson Rock
2015-03-02 12:00
Theft
A Robertson and Caine catamaran was stolen 3 March from the Lawson Rock dock
Not Locked
The catamaran stolen on 3 March from Lawson Rock dock was reported to authorities and then found 1 week later abandoned/beached at Mahahual. It is not known if there was any damage to the yacht, or if anything had been stolen from the yacht.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-03-06 02:00
Theft
$400.00 in cash
Not Locked
Boat was locked, but left a window open. An intruder entered overnight thru the open window, then rummaged thru a money clip and purse and took $400 cash while crew slept unaware on a windy, noisy night. Reported to the police.
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2014-12-11 01:30
Attempted Robbery
none -unsuccessful (attempted) armed robberyi
Not Locked
At 0130 hrs 3 swimmers were heard boarding an occupied vessel on a Marina ZarPar mooring. The crew immediately secured the companionway, were prepared with a machete and were able to repel the boarders when they broke in thru the companionway and threatened with knives. Boarders jumped over and swam away. Boat alarms sounded and police were summoned. 1 individual was detained but then released. No injuries were reported. Marina ZarPar management reports that a radio has now been provided to security staff and night patrols stepped up. (see prior incident 7 December 2014)
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2014-12-07 02:00
Robbery
cash
Unknown
At 0200 hrs the only cruising yacht at Marina ZarPar (mooring) was boarded by 2 individuals with knives. They threatened the crew and demanded cash, which they took, leaving the crew uninjured before jumping overboard to escape. Radio calls to the CG and Marina went unanswered. A report was made to the marina the next day.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2015-03-06 02:00
Theft
75 HP Yamaha engine
Locked
75 HP Yamaha that was arc welded to the stern of a fishing boat was cut from the boat ( causing damage ) and stolen overnight. Cruisers are not alone in dealing with dinghy/engine theft, this was most certainly a planned theft. The victim made reports to the local Vieux Fort police, and to the local newspaper. For further information see the link http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/vieux-fort-fisherman-boat-engine-stolen/
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-03-02 22:00
Theft
Yamaha 4HP outboard
Locked
Sometime between 2000 & 2200hrs, a dinghy secured to a tree on Reduit beach had the lock /cable that secured the outboard to the dinghy cut. the 4 HP outboard was stolen. Reports to the police and RBM were made.
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2015-02-18 21:07
Burglary
All tools being used for repairs.
Along with small solar panels and anything else of perceived value including the new wiring loom being cut out.
Locked
The vessel was boarded twice possibly three times over a few of days. Other local sailors did not think it important to make a report to your site.
However I let anyone know who would listen just as a warning, I wish I had been aware of your site before now. Thank you for your time running your site. Not reported to authorities.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-12-15 01:00
Theft
15 HP Yamaha Enduro Outboard Engine
Locked
Wile crew was off island, Yacht stored in yard for antifouling 27 November 2014. Returned to Rodney Bay Marina Yard a about 8.20pm on 3rd Feb 2015. No guard at the main yard gate. Pedestrian gate was wide open. Once onboard it was clear the outboard was missing, and the dinghy was hanging differently. The motor was affixed to the dinghy with a strong stainless steel padlock through the aluminum engine mounting tighteners. Additionally, a steel antitheft cable was looped through the motor lifting handle and affixed to yacht with an additional padlock. The tightener padlock was missing. A piece of sheared aluminum tightener was in the dinghy. Padlock on the steel cable was mangled, but not defeated, so cable was cut. This theft would have taken time and been noisy. After searching, we found a guard with a dog, who asked us if the engine in the guard hut was ours. It was not (A Tohatsu). The guard said that they had interrupted a burglary and that engine had been left under a boat. Judging by green algea growing in the water which colleced as a result of motor being removed, the theft had taken place some time ago, Date of incident is approximate. Reported to Marina and Police.


Honduras
Underway from Bay Islands to the Rio Dulce
2015-02-01 10:00
Piracy
The robbers took the outboard motor, the computer, the iphone, money, jewelry etc. They were unhurried
N/A
Yacht was robbed by three armed men in an open launch 15 miles off shore opposite Puerto Cortez, Honduras, while underway Vessels vhf radio was not working. Nobody was physically hurt. Reported to the authorities at Livingston.
Guadeloupe
Marina Bas du Fort
2015-02-05 01:00
Attempted Theft
None, failed
N/A
We were Stern-to at pier 6 in Marina Bas-du-Fort (just outside of marina office with large magnetically looked security gates). Someone stepped aboard and lifted up a loose water hose lying on the deck. We pounded hard on one of the main hatches and the person dropped the water hose and ran away. The whole incidence was over very quickly, ca 10 seconds. The Marina's 24/7 emergency number was called, They spoke poor English and told us to talk with the Marina staff when the office opens the next morning. The Marina does not seem to take the issue with trespassers seriously and told us that they are not responsible for the security and refer to the local police. Reported to Marina.
Honduras
Roatan West End
2015-01-23 20:30
Burglary
A small amount of cash
Locked
While the owners were off the boat onshore for dinner unknown invader(s) boarded the boat, pried open a hatch and stole a small amount of cash. The boat was locked and there was damage to the hatch through which the invader(s) entered and another hatch which they were unable to open. There were no witnesses and no one was injured. Reported on NW Caribbean Net (0800 CST, 1400 UTC, 6209 USB alt 6212 & 6516)
Colombia
Rosarios Islands Isla Grande
2014-12-20 00:00
Theft
Yamaha outboard 15 HP stolen from the dinghy while the dinghy was hoisted alongside the boat. The motor was not locked but it was attached to the dinghy.
Not Locked
The theft occurred while anchored in the lovely Rosario islands. The dinghy was hoisted. The motor was attached to the dinghy. Probably In the middle of the night someone came alongside and removed the outboard. Crew never awoke and had no idea that this was happening. Alcohol was not a factor. The boat is a S/V with husband and wife, and two children on board. Reported to Police.
Guadeloupe
Point a Pitre
2015-01-02 02:00
Attempted Theft
None, attempted to steal locked paddle board
Locked
Woke up about 2 am to the sound of pounding on the deck. Got up and observed man climbing over locked gate on guest dock at Bas du Fort marina. As he cwalked away he kept looking back at me. My boat was stern to the dock in first position inside gate. Reported to marinaa staff in the morning and they said they had no security guards because they would not be allowed to do anything except call police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-16 01:00
Theft
One dinghy
Locked
The dinghy, with attached outboard, had been secured with steel cable and padlock. Dinghy, cable and padlock had all been removed, before dawn on Saturday 17th. Marina & police informed.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2015-01-16 02:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
dinghy stolen from a yacht in the inner Lagoon on Friday 16th. No details available, at this time.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-09 02:00
Burglary
Various items had been removed from the locked yacht.
Locked
The owners had been away from the yacht for ten days; and, noted the break-in, when they returned,
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-01-17 21:30
Burglary
Several pieces of electronic equipment were stolen
Unknown
A break-in while the crew was ashore.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-17 01:00
Theft
2 x Montagu Paratrooper Pro folding bikes, black. 18" &20" folding bike frames. These bikes would stand out as they are brand new and have a frame shape that would be easily recognizable.
Locked
We were preparing for day out with bikes left locked to a cleat from previous evening, on the dock right beside the boat. Next morning both bikes were stolen and the cut lock was left hanging on the cleat. We also heard from Marina staff that during the previous night, a dinghy was stolen from a dock on the opposite side of the main Marina Boardwalk. A valuable lesson learned - to keep everything on the boat till we need it. Reported to Marina Staff.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2015-01-02 12:00
Theft
8 ft AB dinghy with 15 hp mercury outboard
Locked
Dinghy stolen from Aciento Sail Club. Locked with 10 mm stainless steel chain. Not known how lock or chain was defeated. Name of dinghy was in Blue letters TT/ (boat name withheld for privacy reasons) Reported to Police, Coast Guard, Local VHF Net
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-18 03:00
Attempted Robbery
None
Locked
After 600 € had already been stolen from the boat on the evening before while crew was ashore, the crew tried to lock as many hatches and doors as possible. Only two hatches on the deck of two cabins had been left open, but secured with some ropes. At 3.00 am in the morning, foodsteps were heard on the deck and some of the crew woke up and started to check the boat. One saw a man just stepping down from the catamaran into a little wooden boat with rows and started to shout loudly at him. Soon the whole crew was awoke and two crewmembers went after the man and stopped him. Man said he was just a fisherman and jumped off the boat to flee in the jungle at the shore. Two crew members took the "machete" from his boat and tried to take his boat away from him to show it to the police, but he went back in the water and grabbed his boat. He also tried to grab the "machete", but it was already gone.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-17 20:00
Theft
Thieves stole 600 € from two wallets in the cabins.
Not Locked
Boat was locked, only one hatch in the front could not be securely locked. At least two people boarded the boat swiming while crew was ashore for dinner. They got in through the unlocked hatch, closed it again, looked in all cabins and nearly all closets, took the towels from crew to dry themselves, took 600 € from two wallets, opened other hatches to flee. Did not take cameras and i-pad. Probably were disturbed by crew coming back.
Nicaragua
Cayos Miskitos
2014-11-21 12:00
Attempted piracy
None - Chase Unsuccessful
N/A
The chaser boat was a 60/70 foot boat in poor condition, with no fishing equipment, We crossed the "pirate ship" course, now less than 200 meters from our stern, remaining ahead. Crew of the pirate boat was in the bow, around the quarterdeck and I saw the hooks on deck, ready to be launched. At that point our speed indicator log begun to score 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 knots. (catamarans can be fast).The pirate ship started to become smaller and smaller. The gloomy figures on the quarterdeck less distinguishable. After just a few minutes the pirates decided to "give up", changing route again. We decided to stay on a full speed course until we had put at least 10 miles of water between us and them.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2014-12-15 09:00
Attempted Burglary
nil.
Locked
Sometime between 9 and 10 am the vessel was boarded and a secured hatch was forced open. Person breaking was wet and had fish scales from cleaning a fish prior to boarding. Most likely someone from a kayak or surf board. Luckily person was unable to enter the vessel through the very small hatch and there was nothing of value within arms reach.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-12-07 01:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Soufriere on St Lucia, next to the Pitons. Boat was boarded in early morning hours while crew was onboard and asleep. Wet footprints on floor in evidence next morning. Wallet on the main salon table had $300 stolen from it.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-12-07 01:00
Attempted Theft
Nothing noticed to date
Not Locked
Soufriere on St Lucia, next to the Pitons. We were on a mooring ball next to the bat caves near the town. Boat boys were plentiful, offering services to cruisers. We have always thought them to be helpful...and harmless. We woke to find footprints all over our main salon. Luckily, we had left nothing in plain sight, so nothing was stolen, but we had clearly been boarded. Our neighbors on the next mooring ball were not as lucky. The owner had left his wallet on the main salon table and $300 was stolen from it. The moral of the story is that we should have locked ourselves into the boat when we went to bed.....something we have never felt we needed to do before.
Guadeloupe
Marina Bas du Fort
2011-04-30 20:00
Buglary
They stole approximately $3000 worth of cameras, cell phone, sunglasses, clothing, and cash.
Locked
Burglars smashed the companionway doors while we were off the boat briefly. The police were very nonchalant about it, and asked me to come back two days later to report it when the local holiday was over. I insisted and with help from the Sunsail staff the police agreed to take my report. Sunsail told me that robberies had become a recurring problem in this marina.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-10-30 00:00
Burglary
One or two small items.
Locked
The boat was heavily ransacked, but only one or two small items stolen. Crew not living aboard for several months.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-11-27 00:00
Burglary
Pepper spray and cutlass.
Locked
The boat was heavily ransacked. Crew not living aboard for several months.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-11-10 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Nothing taken
Locked
A small piece of wood was broken off next to each of the padlocks for the two companionways. No one found the the companionway hatches open and it appears that the cabins were not entered. Apparently nothing was taken from the on deck lockers which are unlocked.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-10-29 02:00
Burglary
Unknown at this time, owners will inventory on their return to the boat
Locked
Sometime between 10/24 and 10/30 an unoccupied (locked) yacht at the Rodney Bay Marina docks was broken into. The minder noticed damage to the companionway closure and lock. It is not known what may have been stolen. Marina management was notified, who in turn advised the owner and contacted the local police. Owners will inventory for losses on their return to the yacht.
Venezuela- Mainland And Nearshore Islands
PLC Bahia Redonda Marina
2014-10-20 08:00
Burglary
2 car radios and small amount of cash.
Locked

Returning from a six month absense the owners of a boat docked at Bahia Redonda marina discovered it had been burgled, with likley entry via a forward hatch. Two car type stereos and a small amount of cash were taken. Minor damage to the hatch was noted, and the hatch had been covered by the boat's dinghy. This incident was reported on the local VHF net, and the marina has opened a investigation into this matter. No further details are available at this time.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2014-10-17 12:00
Burglary
non working laptop and tablet
Locked
Sometime during the prior week a locked boat on a marina mooring in the inner lagoon of Rodney Bay was burgled. Absentee owners were provided photos by the marina who rented the mooring and minded the unoccupied boat. Owners will complete a full inventory on their return. Noticably missing were a nonworking laptop and tablet. Interior was ransacked and minor damage to lock/entry was noted. Marina management has made repairs and indicated that a police report was filed, but no copy has been made available to the owner.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-10-17 03:00
Theft
cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Thief boarded and unlocked charter boat while crew were sleeping, entered cabins and removed cash from wallets and cell phone(s), reported to the charter company.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-10-18 21:00
Theft
Several bottles of wine and three bottles of whisky
Not Locked
A yacht at the dock in Rodney Bay Marina was unoccupied while work was being done. The worker locked up the yacht at days end but was likley observed returning the key to agreed hiding place. The next morning the worker discovered the yacht had been burgled, thief took wine and whiskey. Reported to marina management. UPDATE 24 October 2014 : upon further investigation owner found that a handheld GPS, a compass as well as multiple tools from the ships toolbox as well as 2 cans of varnish had also been stolen .
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2014-10-16 04:00
Theft
iPhones,camera and cash
Not Locked
A boat moored at the Bat Caves was unocked and boarded overnight while crew slept, cash was removed from a wallet and phones and camera were taken from the main cabin. Reported to the local police. Another boat in the same anchorage was also boarded, but the thief was heard and jumped overoard when captain went topside to investigate.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-09-29 02:00
Theft
BBQ
Locked
Sometime during the week of September 29 2014,a yacht docked at RBM was boarded and the BBQ which was secured with wing nuts and tie wraps to the stern rail was removed. It is possible that the crew was not on board at the time of the theft. Reported to marina management and the police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-09-28 02:00
Theft
Dinghy anchor. Fuel tank had been disturbed; but, not removed.
Not Locked
The overnight theft was noted in the morning. The displaced fuel tank drew attention to the missing anchor. Reported to marina management .
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2014-09-22 02:30
Theft
dinghy and outboard , dinghy later found abandoned minus the outboard
Not Locked
Between 2:30 and 3:00 AM unsecured bright yellow Caribe CX10 dinghy was stolen from behind boat in Mt. Hartman Bay. Next day the dinghy was found, the Yamaha Enduro 15 HP outboard was gone. Not known if this was reported to the local police or CG.
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2014-09-22 23:53
Attempted Theft
None. Attempted Theft of Chained and Locked Dinghy. Would-be thief and accessory caught.
Locked
About midnight, one man boarded via swim platform. Occupant of vessel entered cockpit with iPhone light and perpetrator jumped into the water and swam to a fishing boat, where accomplice was waiting for him. Fishing boat is called "SPOIL CHILD". Securite' call was put out over VHF channel 68, air horn was sounded and nearby cruisers lit up the cove with spotlights on the fishing boat. Fellow cruisers circled the fishing boat in their dinghies while spotlights were held, until the Grenada Coast Guard arrived and took the two men (one soaking wet from the sea) and their boat into custody. They were turned over to the police. Eyewitness reports were made with the GCG and the Grenada Police Dept. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Grenada chose not to charge them and released them.
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2014-09-15 16:00
Theft
2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina
Not Locked
2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2014-09-15 16:00
Attempted Theft
Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles
Locked
Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. This is incident for boat 3 of 3.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. This is incident for boat 2 of 3.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating.This is incident for boat 1 of 3
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:15
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered a LOCKED yacht after jiggling the lock mechanism free. Items stolen included personal electronics. This incident and 3 other boardings/thefts the same night/same anchorage were reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. 4 boats were victimized in this anchorage overnight
Puerto Rico
Big Island Fajardo Puerto Del Rey Marina
2014-08-05 01:30
Attempted Burglary
Nothing.
Locked
The hired minder of a boat in dry storage in Puerto del Rey discovered locks were compromised on the stern lazarette and external companionway doors. Nothing was taken from the lazarette and apparently thieves couldn't get into the cabin. It is not known if other yachts in the storage area were similarly affected. The minder was informed that several outboards had been stolen from other stored yachts approx. 10 days prior, by person(s) unknown, but were later recovered inside the yard. This incident was reported to marina/boatyard management.
Grenada
Grenada St. David's Grenada Marine boatyard
2014-07-23 00:00
Burglary
Cameras, laptop, other items TBD
Locked
Grenada Marine (GM) advised the absent owners of a yacht stored on the hard that it had been broken into via a hatch and burglarized. Using photos provided by GM owners found noticebly missing were a laptop and cameras. Owners will inventory for other losses on their return. GM management secured the yacht and agreed to install a complimentary motion sensor within 2 weeks, unknown if GM reported this incident to the local police, or if other yachts were affected.
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2014-07-25 02:00
Theft
dinghy - 12 ft. whaler with 15 HP Mercury outboard
Unknown
dinghy stolen from Nettle Bay area (lagoon, French side). 12 ft. Whaler with 15 HP Mercury outboard. Details incomplete - not known if locked, or if reported to local authorities
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2014-06-30 02:30
Theft
2 teak chairs stolen from aft deck
Locked, Not Locked
Owners discovered that thieves had boarded and stolen 2 teak deck chairs from the aft deck overnight. All hatches and doors were locked and no attempt seemed to have been made to enter the boat. Another boat in Rodney Bay was also boarded the same night (not locked) and thieves were interrupted but were able to steal a purse containing cash,credit cards,passports, and a camera. Both incidents were reported to the local police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2014-06-30 02:00
Theft
Money, passports, credit cards, camera
Not Locked
Crew was awakened at about 2 AM when intruder was attempting to steal a computer. Captain yelled and the man jumped overboard and swam to a dinghy piloted by an accomplice waiting nearby. The thief shouted death threats while swimming away with a purse containing cash,passports,credit cards and a camera. Another boat in Rodney Bay was also boarded by thieves the same night. Both incidents were reported to the local police.
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2014-06-03 00:00
Theft
Dinghy + 18 hp Nissan outboard + fuel tank.
Locked
Dinghy was in the water but secured with rope and 5mm cable, both were cut. Dinghy minus outboard and fuel tank was found the next day at Klein Bonaire. Reported to the police.
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2014-05-28 01:00
Theft
Yamaha 4S 20 HP outboard
Unknown
20 HP 4S outboard stolen from dinghy in Esperanza Vieques
BVI
Tortola Maya Cove Hodges Creek Marina
2014-05-27 01:00
Robbery
electronic items and cash
Not Locked
2 men (1 armed with a gun) boarded yacht just after 1 AM and demanded $$$ and cell phones., Police (RVIPF) are investigating
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2014-05-12 01:00
Theft
02 dinghies stolen overnight from Rodney Bay
Unknown
2 dinghies stolen overnight, no further details available
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2014-05-10 01:00
Theft
Outboard - Tohastu 18 HP SN 045310AC
Unknown
Tohatsu 18 HP stolen overnight from Kiteschool, SN 045310AC, reported to local police
Dominica
Anchorage Hotel
2014-05-03 12:30
Assault
None
N/A
On a mooring ball on the island of Dominica South of Roseau near the Anchorage Hotel when two men boarded the vessel. They entered the main cabin and wrestled the owner to the floor. The only other crew member was prepared with mace and was successful in a direct shot to the face of one of the attackers. They retreated immediately and other than a bruise to the owners face and a scratch on the arm no one was harmed. A call on Channel 16 to the local authorities was sent but NO RESPONSE. Left the mooring ball and Dominica at 1 am.
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2014-04-28 01:00
Theft
Achilles dinghy and Yamaha outboard
Unknown
dinghy and outboard stolen overnight
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2014-04-22 10:30
Theft
Cash and cellphones
Not Locked
cash and cellphones taken from drawer while crew was sleeping a few feet away, reported to the police
Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman Barcadere Marina
2014-04-21 03:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Several individuals attempted to enter through unlocked companionway at 0300 HRS - owner yelled and drove them away. Reported to the police who were responsive and informed the owner of vandalism to several other boats in marina 10 days prior.


Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-04-14 02:00
Theft
Unknown
Not Locked
Owner awoke at 2 AM to find a man on his boat, who jumped into the water and swam away carrying something, but nothing was taken. The next morning he learned that the boat anchored next to him had been boarded the same night while the owner was asleep in the cockpit and items were taken. Reports were made to the Grenada police .
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2014-04-10 23:55
Burglary
Outboards, fuel tanks, bicycles
Locked
Over the last few days outboards and fuel tanks taken at night from day-boat tenders and dive boats in Port Bonaire marina, and an outboard taken from rail of an unoccupied sailboat moored nearby. Bicycles left ashore (locked) overnight at a dive shop went missing. some incidents reported to police and Port Captain.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2014-04-10 00:00
Theft
12ft AB dinghy with 15HP Yamaha engine
Not Locked
Dingy was stolen during the night, was in the water. Reported to police and Coast Guard
Puerto Rico
Vieques Isabel Segunda
2014-03-16 13:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
During brunch at local restaurant, a dinghy/outboard locked and chained to the commercial dock was stolen, reported to police
Panama
Balboa Taboga Island
2014-03-14 02:30
Attempted Robbery
Failed
Locked
3 armed gunmen departed after firing 5 shots when they realized they had underestimated the response from the yacht which was anchored alone at south end of Taboga island, off Balboa, Panama City and departed immediately after the incident
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2014-02-20 00:00
Burglary
Lots stolen including the watermaker, the lithium ion batteries, the electric heads, all electronics and anything small
Locked
Yacht was left unattended in in Prickly Bay. It was broken into over a 4 day period, lots stolen, reported to the police.
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2014-02-17 03:00
Theft
2 dinghies stolen at about 3 AM
Unknown
2 dinghies stolen overnight, no further details available
BVI
Tortola Fat Hogg's Bay Penn's Landing
2014-02-16 02:00
Burglary
dinghy fuel tank
Unknown
dinghy fuel tank stolen overnight
Martinique
Fort de France
2014-02-14 12:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy locked with heavy chain, minor damage to dinghy and outboard.
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Misc Locations
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries Sint Maarten (Dutch), not known if reported to the local police
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Misc Locations
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries Sint Maarten (Dutch), not known if reported to the local police
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Misc Locations
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries Sint Maarten (Dutch), not known if reported to the local police
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Misc Locations
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries Sint Maarten (Dutch), not known if reported to the local police
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Misc Locations
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries Sint Maarten (Dutch), not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-14 01:00
Burglary
not specified
Unknown
several incidents of daytime and nighttime burglaries at Witches Tit, not known if reported to the local police
BVI
Tortola Fat Hogg's Bay Penn's Landing
2014-02-10 22:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
Unknown
2 masked men boarded yacht on mooring and confronted the owner at 10 PM, shots fired by intruder(missed)who fled with accomplice in (another owners) stolen dinghy, police investigating
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon Witch's Tit
2014-02-05 00:00
Burglary
VHF,iPad
Locked
No additional info
Martinique
Fort de France
2014-02-03 12:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
Shortly after arriving in Martinique went ashore to check in and do some shopping. Were walking back to the boat when a man (over 6 feet tall, 220 + pounds) attacked from behind. He grabbed at the back pack, then pushed between the two and reached into front pocket for money.Thief managed to get the money and kicked and punched his way free.
Guadeloupe
Point A Pitre Bas Du Fort Marina
2014-02-03 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
At marina Bas du Fort locked a motorbike parked at the office was attempted to be stolen, the next night a person from another boat at the marina woke the owners during an unsuccessful attempt to steal their dinghy. Police reports made, police made an official warning to the person who attempted the dinghy theft.
SVG
Bequia Lower Bay
2014-02-02 17:00
Theft
Dinghy anchor, chain and rode
Not Locked
Dinghy was beached and chained to tree to watch super bowl game ashore. Outboard and fuel tank securely locked. Dinghy anchor, chain and rode was stowed in a small cooler. Cooler was locked to dinghy with a cable. The anchor, chain and rode was stolen.....only thing not locked, not reported.
Martinique
Cohe de Lamentin
2014-01-31 00:10
Robbery
Dinghy
Locked
Boat had dinghy stolen overnight, was locked but in the water - 2 boats in the anchorage, not reported
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2014-01-23 12:00
Theft
Cash, tv, stereo, ammunition, garmin charts, other
Unknown
Boat boarded and raided, no further details
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2014-01-16 22:00
Theft
Cash, cell phones, food
Not Locked
Thief swam to yacht boarded when crew asleep. Ate some food then stole cash and cellphones from same cabin crew was asleep in. Proceeded to take dingy and outboard back to shore, not reported
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-01-12 19:00
Theft
Cash and cellphones
Not Locked
Between 7-8PM while crew ashore cash and cellphones stolen from closed but not locked charter boat, reported to the police
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-01-05 02:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Awoke to the sound of someone trying to open the locked cockpit door. Thief was trying to force it open using a winch handle. Captain turned on the cockpit light and went outside to confront the guy, but he jumped over the side. By the time a torch was located thief was gone continued searching the shoreline for 20 minutes but found no one. Nothing was taken.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2013-12-31 01:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
New Years Eve at approx 0100hrs an intruder was discovered aboard yacht anchored in Carlisle Bay. He had made his way off shore about 200m and boarded the yacht quietly before discovery. Once detained the coastguard and police where called and he was handed over for further investigation. At the same time, the tender to the a neighboring yacht was stolen (which had been tied to her stern), the owners aboard where asleep. Fortunately the tender was recovered and the thief was detained.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2013-12-23 10:00
Burglary
Lots, including tools, generator, and full 55 gallon fuel drums from deck
Locked
Between 1000 and 1200 hrs, broke in thru hatch, ransacked boat, stolen lots, including all tools, a generator and full 55 gallon fuel drums from the deck
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2013-12-20 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phones and cash
Locked
The boat was carefully locked but a small hatch over the bathroom was left open. Impossible for any adult to pass through but possible for a child. Cash, cellphones and chargers were stolen. Reported to the police.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2013-12-19 15:00
Robbery
Cell Phones and cash
Locked
While the crew of four were a sleep. Doors were locked but forced open. Money and a cellphone were stolen.nobody awoke. Rainy windy night with lots of sounds around.
Martinique
Fort de France
2013-12-13 14:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Line to dinghy cut, minor damage to outboard but securely locked cable prevented theft at FDF park dinghy dock
USVI
St. Thomas Yacht Haven Marina
2013-12-07 18:00
Theft
West Marine dinghy, 5 HP outboard
Locked
1800-2200 hrs locked West Marine dinghy with 5 HP outboard stolen; dinghy later found adrift, minus the outboard ( which was new) both had been locked, tools used to pry the outboard locking bar off were found in the dinghy. Reported to the police.
Grenada
Grenada St. David's Grenada Marine boatyard
2013-11-22 12:00
Burglary
Computers,VHF,binoculars
Locked
The owner (remote) of a yacht in storage at Grenada Marine was informed it had been broken into, and provided photos of the ransacked interior by the hired minder. 3 other (unoccupied) stored boats were also victimized, 2 suspects in custody.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's IWW dock
2013-11-22 12:00
Theft
Gasoline
Locked
Gas siphoned from outboard tank, not reported
Venezuela
Paria Peninsula
2013-11-13 11:00
Assault
Computers, electronics, cash
N/A
10 miles west of eastern tip of Paria peninsula - 10:30 am yacht was boarded and attacked by armed pirates; money and valuable items were demanded and surrendered and the skipper was beaten. Returned to Trinidad and reported to the Coast Guard
Guadeloupe
St. Anne
2013-11-10 14:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Boat boarded by 5 swimmers in broad daylight approx 500mtrs off beach. Crew watched from beach and returned to yacht. Thieve's jumped overboard dropping in cockpit items in hand and swimming away.
Venezuela
PLC CMO/PMO/TMO boatyard
2013-11-06 12:00
Burglary
Camera, 4 full sets of dive gear (BC'S, regulators, dive computers)
Locked
Items stolen during daylight hours while boatyard employees were doing work on the boat. The boat was locked, although the workers had asked that the hatches be left open so that they could complete the polishing work properly.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2013-10-06 17:00
Burglary
Laptops, cameras, misc other electronic items
Locked
Boat was boarded by intruders, hatch broken into and several items were stolen while owners where ashore to play dominos. Reported to the police.
SVG
Union Frigate Island
2013-10-03 20:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
Yacht anchored off Frigate island, adjacent to Union island, SVG, was boarded by machete wielding men. The two crew were able to fend off the attack, but only after serious injuries were sustained. Three suspects in custody.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2013-09-27 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Owner saw 2 people in red dinghy cut loose dinghy tied to boat, went out as they left leaving dinghy adrift.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's Port Louis Marina
2013-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy left at Port Louis Marina dock, stolen between 18:00-22:00. Dinghy and outboard recovered undamaged at Whisper Cove the next day.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Bloody Bay
2013-09-26 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
4 armed men boarded and restrained crew, stole cash, and fired twice at the occupant of a dinghy who approached to investigate, authorities are investigating.
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2013-09-03 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Unknown
N/A
The captain, a dutch citizen, was shot and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.
Panama
San Blas Isla Grande
2013-08-31 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
At around 22:00 crew heard some noise on bow went out to investigate with light saw man on bow who jumped down to a waiting pinero and drove off quickly, not reported
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2013-08-04 00:00
Burglary
Computer, binoculars, watch, other items
Locked
Left boat at 10:15 and returned at 16:50, companionway hasp forced off and hatchway open. Boat ransacked, computer, binoculars and watch stolen along with canvas bag. Reported to the police.
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2013-08-02 00:00
Theft
Yacht
N/A
2001 beneteau 36 equipped with a single 27hp yanmar engine, was reported stolen from Blue lagoon in St. Vincent on or about August 2, 2013, authorities investigating
Colombia
Cienage De Cholon
2013-07-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
While watching tv wife noticed middle age man through window trying to loosen the rope to dinghy. Ran out shouting, thief paddled off in his small canoe
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Grand Marche
2013-07-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Went into town at 10:30, locked dingy to dock with thick cable and lock. Returned around 16:30 to find dingy and outboard missing, reported to the police.
Panama
Las Brisas
2013-06-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked/Not Locked
Three dinghies were stolen overnight at Las Brisas. Their outboards taken and two of the dinghies were found washed ashore slashed by knives. Two of the dinghies were chained and locked, the third had the painter cut with a knife. Reported to the police.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2013-06-17 00:00
Burglary
iPad and Kindle
Unlocked
Thief came through ventilation hatch while crew asleep, one person heard a sound looked out the port hole saw a dinghy with a person shined a light and dinghy left went up stairs and didnt notice anything missing till morning. Reported to the police.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2013-06-11 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Just after midnight a catamaran was boarded in Charlestown Bay Canouan, in front of the Tamarind Bay resort. Those on board heard noises that they thought were someone attempting to break in through a closed and locked hatch. The captain investigated and was able to scare off the intruder with light and yelling. No items were taken, but an attempt was made to remove the wifi antenna in the cockpit. The intruder jumped overboard and swam away. However, a local boat reported that a similar incident had occurred one week earlier, and that valuables (cash and electronics) were stolen in that case.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2013-06-01 00:00
Theft
Liferaft
Locked
The crew left the yacht at 1815 on Saturday and when they returned Sunday morning, they discovered the liferaft had gone. Yacht had been boarded and the liferaft was removed from an extremely well designed carrier on the deck of the yacht. Attempts to break into the locked yacht proved damage but had failed. Reported to the police.
Belize
St. Georges Cay
2013-05-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unlocked
Only ones in anchorage, and did not lift the dinghy this particular night, reported to the police.
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-21 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
Unknown
During daylight hours
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Simpson Bay
2013-03-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Attempt to steal dinghy/outboard which was on davits; owner woke up and chased them away
St. Kitts/Nevis
St. Kitts Basseterre
2013-03-19 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
Mid-afternoon, two young boys swam to boat amidst 6-7 other boats; milled around cockpit then back in water with package. Neighboring boat stopped them and retrieved laptop computer. Police and coast guard came and took boys to police station
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-13 00:00
Theft
Bag of groceries
N/A
About 1630, left bag of groceries in dinghy tied to Leader Price dock in order to visit boatyard - gone about 30 minutes
Panama
San Blas West Lemmon Cays
2013-03-13 00:00
Theft
Solar panels
N/A
Boat unoccupied and on mooring for extended time; wires cut and solar panels taken
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-09 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
Not Locked
While at store 1-1 1/2 hours, fuel line from tank taken. Theives attemped to steal outboard and fuel tank but both locked
Panama
San Blas West Lemmon Cays
2013-02-20 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
15hp outboard locked to dinghy, dinghy raised out of water but not locked; only outboard taken
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2013-02-14 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner a hatch was forced open and cash taken. One other yacht boarded same night and at least two others within same time frame
Puerto Rico
Big Island Fajardo Puerto Del Rey Marina
2013-02-01 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy and outboard stored in secure marina area for repair. Lock to outboard cut. Several others stolen during same time frame - see news page for a few details.
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2013-01-07 00:00
Burglary
VHFradio, Wifi router, Canon color inkjet printer, Sony bookreader, 2 USB memory sticks,speargun and numerous other small items
Locked
Left boat in the morning returned in the evening. Apparently they were mainly looking for money and credit cards that were not on board. It appeared that they were in a hurry and did not have many hands to take other stuff. It's very likely they just swam to the boat either from the beach or from the island.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2013-01-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Used a hydraulic bolt cutter stolen from a local hardware store!!
St. Kitts/Nevis
St. Kitts Basseterre
2013-01-06 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
Boarded by two masked men armed with guns. Tied up captain, demanded cash, tied up mate. Left after 15 minutes. Crew untied themselves, waited until first light and left island
Colombia
Cartagena Club Nautico
2012-12-31 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, outboard, fuel tanks and bow locker contents
Locked
Near Club Nautico docks- between 0030 and 0345, 2003 11'-6" lt gray Caribe with forward locker and 2005 25HP Yamaha outboard, racor fuel/water filter, 6 gal fuel tank, 2 oars, anchor and chain, hand pump, spare 2-1/2 gal. Gasoline tank, 2 life jackets; police never came to investigate following report
SVG
Bequia Bequia Marina
2012-12-22 00:00
Theft
Cash and phones
Not Locked
While 7 crew asleep about 0500, boarder entered all cabins and took cash and phones. No response on VHF16, reported to the police.
Colombia
Rosarios Islands Isla Grande
2012-12-16 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
15 HP Yamaha 4 stroke stolen from stern rail, not locked, not reported
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2012-12-12 00:00
Burglary
Unknown contents of yacht, dinghy and outboard
Locked
Early morning - items taken not known as boat was total loss ($250,000) from fire. Dinghy later found in mangroves with knife holes. 2 in custody, 1 still loose. One of 12 incidents in 2012.
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor Marina
2012-12-06 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 2300, captain heard squeaky floor boards; tussled with boarder armed with knife; boarder escaped leaving trail of blood into hard dinghy rowed by acomplice. Police and marina security eventually responded
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2012-11-13 00:00
Burglary
Snorkel gear, laptop, camera, etc.
Locked
Captain ashore 1130-1415; burglars apparently swam 1/4 m from shore to boat; also took, wine, food, clearance papers; left knife onboard. Marine police came in 20 min; laptop and papers found on beach
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2012-11-08 00:00
Theft
Phones, Kindle, cash, knife
Not Locked
Between 0300-0630. Alarm set but bypassed,crew asleep. Reported to the police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2012-10-09 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy lifted on davits; 15 HP outboard not locked to dinghy. Reported to police.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2012-10-09 00:00
Theft
Jewelry, phones, dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Crew ashore for dinner; thieves took jewelry & phones. Someone later (0300) took dinghy and outboard - which was offered back the next day in Clifton (Union) for 3000 $EC. Charterers will not return to SVG.
Colombia
Santa Marta Taganga Bay
2012-09-24 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
About 0200, boarded by 4 men with gun paddling a canoe, forced 3 crew to floor & tied them up. Ransacked boat, took cash, electronics. Fishing gear, dinghy and outboard. Beat 1 crew who received 20 stitches later in hospital.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2012-09-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and outboard locked to yacht but not lifted out of water - four other dinghies/outboards stolen this month - reported to the police.
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay
2012-08-31 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Taken from dock near marina: 15 HP Yamaha, locked to dinghy transom and dinghy locked to dock. Reported to police.
Venezuela
Golfo De Santa Fe
2012-08-09 00:00
Assault
Cash and electronics
N/A
Mid-day, boarded by five men from pinero armed with hand gun and four machetes; held one crew at gunpoint while boat ransacked
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2012-07-26 00:00
Theft
Tender
Not Locked
16 ft speedboat, blue hull w/ 2 mermaids; recovered 7/27 from mangroves in Clarkes Court Bay, damaged
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2012-07-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
10 ft Carib and 15 HP Yamaha, reported to police
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2012-07-21 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
About midnight, 3 men in small boat asked for wrench and torch to fix their engine. Captain was shot with 22,but scared them off; called police and CG on VHF, fishing boat took him to CG boat which took him to hospital
Panama
Bocas Del Toro
2012-07-08 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
About 0100, boarded by 2 armed men in canoe; tied up crew, ransacked boat'; took everything of value; woman hospitalized; police investigating
Panama
Bocas Del Toro
2012-07-07 00:00
Robbery
Gas can
Unknown
About 2230, attempt by 2 men to board; repelled by crew
Honduras
Roatan Port Royal
2012-07-02 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
About 0100, boarded by 3 men armed with pistol & 12 guage shotgun; pistol whipped captain; tied up crew; ransacked boat for 30 minutes; crew called police but had to go to police station to report
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2012-06-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash and electronics
Locked
During carnival queen show - one of five boats burgled, reported to police
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2012-06-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Returned to boat at 20:30 to find boarded & cash missing. Alarm had gone off & scared boarders away before they took anything else. Reported to police.
Venezuela
Mochima Isla Cachicamo
2012-06-16 00:00
Robbery
Cash, etc.
N/A
Robbed by 4 men armed with pistols who took cameras, cash and cell phones, reported to police
Venezuela
Orinoco Delta Manamo River
2012-06-10 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
About 19:30 boarded by 4 men from speedboat armed with 3 pistols;took clothes, toilet items, cameras, computers, cell phone, reported to police.
Venezuela
Orinoco Delta Manamo River
2012-06-10 00:00
Robbery
Cash, camera
N/A
Just after boarding previous yacht, 1 robber forced captain to bring him in dinghy to this yacht where he demanded money and also took a camera, reported to police
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2012-06-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 22:00, 4 men swam to boat and tried to climb on board. Crew scared them off with spear gun. Called mayday, picked up by MRCC who called SLCG who met boat at Marigot to take report
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2012-05-25 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Between 2100 and 2230, 11 ft Caribe and 20 HP Honda 4 stroke taken from marina dinghy dock, locked to dock with 6 m chain. Called police who patrolled for several hours in police boat.
St. Martin (French)
Grand Case
2012-05-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
About 0300, 12 ft AB / 15 HP Mercury, plus other items in the dinghy, reported to police.
Curacao
Curacao Marine
2012-05-08 00:00
Burglary
Outboard plus more
Locked
Along with 17 other boats in the storage yard. Interior of boat ransacked.exact items missing will not be known until all owners arrive on island & do inventory
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2012-04-08 00:00
Theft
Dinghies and outboards (3)
Not Locked
Two dinghies recovered next morning
Venezuela
Playa Colorado
2012-04-03 00:00
Robbery
Cash, phones
N/A
About 2030, three young men armed with pistol & shotgun
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2012-04-02 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Between 1700 and 2000, fuel tank taken from dinghy locked to jetty
Panama
Colon
2012-03-28 00:00
Assault
Cash, computers, cameras, etc.
N/A
At anchor near Club Nautico; boarded by 3 men; captain tied up and beaten; took cash, 3 computers, binoculars, mp3, and dinghy. Police later found dink on shore.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2012-03-27 00:00
Other
Nothing
Locked
Dinghy locked to dock; returned late afternoon to find chain wrapped around cleat several times and dinghy mashed up against dock , seriously holed
St. Barth
Gustavia
2012-03-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Early morning, locked 9 ft caribe dinghy with 15 HP Johnson outboard stolen. Dinghy has USVI registration VI2794TC, reported to police.
St. Barth
Gustavia
2012-03-22 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy with 30 yr old Johnson still in great shape taken from boat at back of anchorage area during St. Bart's Bucket (regatta). Reported to police.
Belize
Pelican Cays
2012-03-18 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
Charter with 8 guests boarded by 4 armed men; man and woman stabbed and later hospitalized; another man reached VHF and called mayday. Reported to the police.
USVI
St. Thomas Marriott Hotel Dock
2012-03-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
10-12 ft inflatable locked to dock with 25 HP Yamaha locked to dinghy; found drifting next morning and returned to Frenchtown without outboard, reprted to police.
USVI
St. Thomas Yacht Haven Marina
2012-03-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
8-10 ft inflatable with 15 HP Yamaha taken; found next day at Hassel island without outboard, reported to police
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2012-03-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
12 ft AB dinghy,15 HP Mercury 4 stroke outboard taken from beach early evening; locked to tree; security guard on beach; police said common problem in area
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2012-02-27 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
While on island tour, someone took Yamaha fuel line from just this dinghy, which was locked to the jetty. Nothing taken from the six other dinghies at the jetty.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2012-02-25 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
About 0400 heard noise on deck, yelled and chased off man investigating snorkel gear left out. Reported to hotel who called police who were not interested since nothing was taken
Dominican Republic
Samana
2012-02-24 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Took 3 computers and 2 cameras; boat then moved into marina for better security, reported.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2012-02-21 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, someone broke in through hatch and took all the cash on board, looked like a hatch had been pried up, reported.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2012-02-08 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, someone broke in through hatch and took about $2000, only large notes and carefully closed all wallets and purses so would not be discovered soon
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2012-01-31 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
While kayaking early evening, gas tank taken from dinghy locked to town dock
Haiti
Ile De Vache
2012-01-13 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
While ashore for dinner; no police on island but reported to hotel manager and several restaurants; took 2 cell phones, MP3 player, watch, small flip video camera, and small amount of cash
Venezuela
Carupano
2012-01-12 13:40
Assault
Everything possible
N/A
Carupano, underway north to Grenada, armed boarders ransacked boat, some crew injuries, but were able to return to Carupano and police contacted.
BVI
Tortola West End
2012-01-06 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
About 1 am, tall man tried to get in cabin, chased off by crew; found iPad and iPhone missing from cockpit. Gave description of boarder to police, who took fingerprints and have suspect
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2011-12-31 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
Boarded by 5 amed men, beat captain. Only 3 other yachts in anchorage at the time so reporting boat left immediately
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2011-12-27 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
On mooring in middle of bay; while ashore for dinner, swimmer boarded, broke through hatch and took about 50 bp, not reported.
SVG
Mayreau
2011-12-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
No further details
SVG
Bequia Hamilton
2011-12-26 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner. Burglar took about US$1000 of stuff. Police came out next morning to investigate. Supposedly 2nd incident in Bequia since patrols begain mid-November
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2011-12-24 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phones, Ipod, cash, etc.
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner; lost cell phones, ipod, cash, watches, trainers, chocolate bars.smashed thru another port to get out. Police and SMMA rangers notified
Panama
San Blas Nargana
2011-12-23 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
Boarded by 2 men in dugout canoe; tied up captain & held knife to throat, demanded money - gave them $70. Threatened to kill him if he reported it. They left, he got untied and set off flare as call for help
Dominican Republic
Luperon
2011-12-17 00:00
Burglary
Computer
Locked
Crew ashore 1900 - 2300; cockpit light on; further info says this was the 3rd in three weeks, reported to police
BVI
Jost Van Dyke White Bay
2011-12-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Captain awoke about 0300 to find guy cutting dinghy painter; this was the 2nd in a week in this anchorage; last year same time frame also, reported to police.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-12-14 00:00
Assault
Computer, cell phone, cash
N/A
Just after midnight., 4 men armed with 1 or more machetes, tied up and beat captain, put plastic bag over her head, ransacked boat, took her dinghy to get back to shore and left at beach; 17 Dec. - police have arrested 4 people
Curacao
Spanish Water
2011-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
Dinghy (no outboard) tied to mooring
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2011-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
9 ft Walker Bay dinghy tied bow and stern to yacht; found 5 January
Curacao
Spanish Water
2011-11-30 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
Taken from the dock at the windsurfing school - no outboard attached
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-11-05 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Reported only to charter company; items removed through small hatch
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-11-02 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
While crew ashore early evening
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2011-11-02 00:00
Theft
iPod
Not Locked
While crew ashore for dinner
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-26 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Crew on board boat and locked in
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-10-25 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Around noon, swimmer climbed onboard but crew came out of cabin and scared him off - he claimed to need a drink of water
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-23 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phone, camera, 2 iPods, cash, computer
Locked
Got in thru small hatch in head - maybe a kid? Dinner hour while crew ashore
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-22 00:00
Burglary
Camera, cell phone, cash
Locked
Between 5-9 at night while crew ashore, reported
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2011-10-18 00:00
Burglary
Computer, cell Phones, iPods, cash
Locked
While crew ashore 1830-2030, boat ransacked, police came within 2 hours, detained questionable character but released him based on alibi. Said 2 horizon boats burgled week before: two men arrested mid-Nov.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Englishman's Bay
2011-09-10 00:00
Assault
Iphone
N/A
About 0130 boarded by man armed with machete; crew woke up, scuffled with boarder who jumped in water and swam away; next morning while snorkeling found iphone and machete under boat
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2011-09-09 00:00
Assault
Cash and electronics
N/A
Captain needed stitches; wife shot in leg with rubber bullet
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Plymouth
2011-08-31 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew returned to find burglar on board. He jumped overboard and swam to shore. Nothing taken
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Plymouth
2011-08-31 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
About 11 am, boarder taken out to yacht by 2 teens on a kayak while crew ashore. Culprit has been identified and may be in custody.
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2011-08-21 00:00
Assault
Cash and electronics
N/A
Captain on anchor watch during stormy night; approached by local pirogue as if needing help; they boarded, pistol whipped captain, may have injured wife
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-08-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 9.8 Suzuki locked to yacht; cable cut, reported
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2011-08-08 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
Unknown
No further details
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-08-06 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
N/A
While crew was asleep
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2011-07-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Attempt to take dinghy and new 20 HP Honda outboard; dinghy double locked to yacht, cut one lock and left
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-07-03 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard (recovered)
Locked
Gray dinghy and 15 HP 4S outboard, lock cut with bolt cutters and left on yacht deck; dinghy and outboard later found by owner in mangroves at Marigot Bay
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-07-03 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Red dinghy with 9.9 HP 4S outboard, lock cut with bolt cutters
SVG
Tobago Cays
2011-07-02 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
About 2200 two masked men armed with gun and knife (knife to her throat gun to his head); TCMP patrol boat came out with police about three hours later for report: 2 men arrested 24 July
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-24 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Swimmer climbed up anchor rode about 0300; captain heard noise & chased him away
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-23 00:00
Burglary
Computers, cell phones, cameras
Locked
Crew on another boat for dinner, returned to find boat burglarized
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-06-15 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
While ashore for airport transfers early afternoon, burglar ransacked boat and took computer, iPod, camera
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-06-12 00:00
Burglary
Computer
Locked
While ashore clearing out during the day; had to go back to shore to report to police who would not come to inspect boat
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2011-06-10 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Between 2000-2200, lock cut with bolt cutters. Took computer and other personal electronics, reported
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-02 00:00
Burglary
Cash, personal electronics
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, burglar took US$300, camera, phone; came in thru the safety hatch in the catamaran (closed not locked); reported to Tobago Cays marine police
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Charlotteville
2011-05-31 00:00
Theft
Snorkel gear
N/A
Gear taken from dinghy. Following conversations with local residents next day, gear was returned several hours later
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-05-27 00:00
Burglary
Personal items
Locked
During dinner hour while crews ashore, 3 charter boats boarded, multiple items taken, reported
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2011-05-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Swimmer chased off by crew during night; boarder swam to shore
Dominican Republic
Samana Marina Royale
2011-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Locked to stern rail on boat
Dominican Republic
Samana Marina Royale
2011-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
no further details
Puerto Rico
Big Island Ponce
2011-05-12 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Tied to dock opposite yacht club, 2130-2330, crew at dinner, took electronics, tools, manuals for boat systems, etc
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2011-05-10 00:00
Theft
Cash and laptop
N/A
On sam taxi mooring, during night while crew asleep
Curacao
Spanish Water Hyatt Marina
2011-05-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy on davits and locked to yacht in marina slip, reported
Curacao
Spanish Water Kimakauli Marina
2011-05-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied at Kimakauli marina, taken during the day, reported
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Spice Island Marine
2011-04-30 00:00
Burglary
Electronics, including radar
Locked
On stands at back of yard by road; while crew away from boat, boarded via 12x12 hatch including the radar
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-04-27 00:00
Burglary
Cash and goods
Locked
While ashore for airport transfers, burglar ransacked boat and took $3000 british pounds worth of cash and goods; 3 weeks later police accepted report
Curacao
Spanish Water
2011-04-25 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from fishermen's dock probably during day on holiday. Dinghy later recovered.
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2011-04-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Avon roll-up with 4 HP outboard at dinghy dock. Police not really interested in taking report
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2011-04-20 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, broke in through hatch, removed screen, took cash, replaced screen
Grenada
Grenada Hog Island
2011-04-10 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
Swimmer caught in act, swam away. Police found pile of clothes in mangroves
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2011-04-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
10 ft Zodiac and 9.9 Yamaha locked to yacht with heavy chain which was cut with bolt cutters, supposedly 3rd incident in two weeks
SVG
Tobago Cays
2011-04-05 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
AB dinghy and 15 HP outboard taken; next morning local boat man reported to TCMP rangers. Dinghy and outboard returned 2-3 hours later in exchange for US$1000. TCMP management investigating.
Honduras
Roatan Calabash Bight
2011-04-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
2.5 HP Yamaha talen from rail mount during night, reported to police
Honduras
Guanaja El Bight
2011-04-02 00:00
Assault
Electronics, cash
N/A
About 0200, boarded by 2 men, captain beaten, crew tied up. Crew freed themselves and called police. 3 April - 1 in custody; 5 April - 2nd in custody; court 15 April. Entire island helped with search
Guadeloupe
Pointe Grande Riviere
2011-03-14 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Mid-afternoon returned to boat to find gone: cameras, binoculars, cell phones, laptop, kindle, etc total value US$2000.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-03-04 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Mid-afternoon, boarders took iPods, dvd player, toiletries, food, liquor, 2 life vests; probably swimmers - found wet foot prints in cabin
USVI
St. Thomas Frenchtown
2011-03-01 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Between 27 Feb. and 3 March, charter yacht taken from its mooring. Underwriters offered big reward. Yacht recovered 17 March at Water Island, USVI
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2011-02-28 00:00
Assault
None
N/A
Up to 13 shots exchanged between captain and boarders; captain shot in hand; boarders left with nothing
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2011-02-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, burglar took about 700 british pounds; reported to police at Union Island
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-02-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
After 10 pm, Honda soft-floor dinghy and Yamaha 15 HP outboard, reported
SVG
Mayreau
2011-02-05 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Coast guard picked up a couple of people based on a tip, found articles belonging to a charter boat. Couldn't hold the perps because no report had been filed
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2011-02-03 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Coast guard picked up a couple of people based on a tip, found articles belonging to a charter boat. Couldn't hold the perps because no report had been filed
Panama
Portobelo
2011-01-31 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Lots
N/A
Body of captain found by snorkelers weighed down by anchor and chain; numerous articles found in possession of suspect; boat seizedby police at town east of Portobelo. Suspect arrested, convicted, in prison.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2011-01-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
During luch hour; owners got CG and gave chase; 2 of 3 got away; 1 in hospital and talking; may have been responsible for thefts late December/early January
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2011-01-26 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Late evening/early morning
Panama
San Blas Ustupo
2011-01-19 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Lots
N/A
Boat with newly-painted name seized by police; suspect arrested mid-february; captain still missing
Curacao
Spanish Water
2011-01-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from fishermen's dock
SVG
Union Ashton Harbor
2011-01-16 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Taken from dinghy tied to fishermen's dick. Four other dinghies there not touched. Local fishermen also losing equipment
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2011-01-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard, etc.
Locked
20 HP Yamaha taken from dinghy locked to mall dock; also everything else in the dinghy
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Simpson Bay Lagoon Marina Portofino
2011-01-12 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
Swimmer about 3 a.m.; Knew where key was hidden, took laptops and iPods. #15 since mid-October
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2011-01-08 00:00
Theft
Block and tackle
N/A
From dinghy davits. Possibly attempt to get dinghy
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2011-01-02 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
Between midnight and 4 am, thief took electronics valued at several hundred dollars
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2010-12-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Aluminum dinghy, 15 HP outoard taken during lunch hour
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-12-28 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Crew heard noise and woke up to find boarder. Scuffle ensued - boarder jumped overboard and swam away
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-12-28 00:00
Theft
Cash
Unknown
While crew ashore during dinner hour for drinks
Honduras
El Diamante
2010-12-23 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Unknown
N/A
About 9 pm, man shot 4 times; daughter called for help on radio and picked up by commercial vessel; police investigating
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-12-23 00:00
Theft
Fuel
N/A
Dinghy at main central dock; returned at 8 pm to find fuel tank siphoned empty
USVI
St. Croix Christiansted
2010-12-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to locked and gated dock; left adrift minus fuel tank and pump; local fisherman retrieved and returned
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2010-12-17 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
Dinghy tied to fishermen's dock
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2010-12-15 00:00
Theft
Laptop, binoculars, etc.
Not Locked
Returned to boat late afternoon; found wet footprints on carpet. Total value of items stolen $300 us
Guadeloupe
Deshais
2010-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Locked with 1/2" stainless chain and lock to dock up the river; white Apex A-9 dinghy and 15 HP Yamaha
Venezuela
Los Testigos Margarita passage
2010-12-12 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
Heading east from Porlamar, 20 miles west of Los Testigos, approached by pirogue w/ 5 armed men (4 pistols 1 AK47). Shots fired, bullet holes in hull, biminii shreded. Drove off by firing flare gun. Reported to CG in Los Testigos who escorted them back to Porlamar the next day.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Aikane Yard
2010-12-11 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Three or four yachts in storage ransacked - one owner reports loss of approximately US$7000
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2010-12-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
10' grey Caribe with 15 HP 2 stroke Yamaha, not lifted
Curacao
Spanish Water
2010-12-05 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Two dinghies and outboards taken, not locked or lifted. Dinghies recovered the next day, reported
Grenada
Petite Martinique
2010-12-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Engine wouldn't start; thieves swam back to shore. Crew on board eating dinner
Grenada
Petite Martinique
2010-12-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Lodestar dink & 5 hp o/b; neighboring yacht (see below) helped search. Dink recovered by 2 locals on nearby beach
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hart's Cut
2010-11-25 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
15 HP Yamaha; dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-11-25 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
15 HP outboard
Honduras
Puerto Escondido
2010-11-24 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
About 2130, boarded by 5 armed men who kicked door in. Took two computers, camera, binocularsm cell phone, radio, printer, flashlights, chargers, clothes, shoes, food.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Marina
2010-11-24 00:00
Theft
Hose
N/A
Stolen from under boat
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Marina
2010-11-23 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Crew at dinner at nearby restaurant
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-11-20 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
25 HP engine, lifted and locked; pirogue with 3 men identified; calls to coast guard went unanswered; report filed w/carenage police
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-11-20 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy and 40 HP outboard, reported
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-11-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Yellow Caribe dinghy with 15 HP outboard; fisherman from l'esterre returned dinghy on 17 nov - no outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-11-14 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-11-10 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
Hatch forced
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-11-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Stole dinghy to get to other victim boats - see below
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-11-06 00:00
Theft
Computers, etc.
N/A
Using dink from above, boarded three different boats while crews asleep. Woke someone on last boat who called out on VHF 68. Police arrested him boarding ferry to St. Vincent mainland with goods
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Philipsburg Bobby's Marina
2010-10-30 00:00
Theft
Laptop, binoculars
N/A
Early morning, boarded while crew asleep; dock manager who lives nearby has been burgled recently also
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-10-29 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Took dvd players and other small items. Most of the boats in the bay had gone into the mangroves for passage of hurricane Tomas
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2010-10-26 00:00
Assault
All Electronics
N/A
Four men swam to yacht towing pinero, armed with guns and knives. Beat captain and two crew, took most of electronics, including computer
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-10-25 00:00
Burglary
Camera, etc.
Locked
Entry through forced hatch
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Simpson Bay
2010-10-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
N/A
Two yachts boarded by swimmers while crews were asleep. Near pelican resort
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-10-18 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Red dinghy and 40 HP outboard
Venezuela
Los Testigos Margarita passage
2010-10-16 00:00
Assault
All Electronics
N/A
Mid-morning enroute from Testigos to Porlamar, boarded by 4 armed men, hit captain with pistol, filled their pinero with electronics. Yacht returned to Testigos and reported to VZ CG there, who later escorted them to Porlamar, stopping two pineros with 4 men each but neither were pirates
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-10-15 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
2nd theft - 15 HP engine stolen from push-pit
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-10-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Stolen from davits
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-10-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy and outboard lifted; dinghy later recovered
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-10-03 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Returned to yacht after regatta activities to find a small boat of kids tied to yacht and on board. Chased them off - nothing taken
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-30 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
Attempt to get outboard from dinghy on davits; owner scared thief away
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
9' dinghy and 15 HP outboard; dinghy later recovered
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2010-09-20 00:00
Theft
Patrol Boat
Not Locked
Marine Park patrol boat taken from mooring: 21 ft catfish, green canvas & name on side, 2 40 hp yamahas, center console
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-18 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Dinghy run down by pirogue. Called "St Anthony" reg # tgf1159
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-17 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Outboards stolen from two boats' stern rails
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2010-09-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Anchored near Happy Island, 9 ft dinghy and 8 HP outboard locked with kryptonite cable.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-15 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Taken from dinghy on davits
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
15 HP Mercury taken from stern rail
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-12 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Taken from stern rail
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2010-09-08 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Boarded by 2 men about 0200, armed with knives. Held knife to captain's throat. Captain able to fire flare gun, scared baorders away, captain burned by flare gun
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2010-08-30 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, thieves broke into locked hatch, scared off by dog, nothing taken
Curacao
Spanish Water
2010-08-29 00:00
Theft
Generator
Not Locked
Honda generator, covered on deck but not locked, fuel tank, paddles; tried to take outboard but it was locked and lifted; police said 8 outboards taken in past month
Venezuela
Margarita Boca Del Rio
2010-08-29 00:00
Assault resulting in death
2 Laptops maybe more
N/A
Man found shot to death on yacht; police suspect robbery; 6 Sept - 4 arrested, two laptops found in one suspect's home
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-08-24 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
25 HP outboard stolen from boat on YSATT mooring; security patrol out of commission that night
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-08-24 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Boat on YSATT mooring, 15HP Mercury outboard locked to transom of dinghy which was hauled out of water
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-08-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
Unknown
US$1600 in cash stolen in commodore's room after left behind by skipper
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2010-08-15 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Boarded by youngster, captain spoke to him about appropriate behavior & let him go
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2010-08-15 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Wife woke at 0215 to noise in cockpit; husband swung stick at boarder (adult) who jumped overboard and swam away
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2010-08-07 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
5 boats boarded and ransacked; employee accused and dismissed
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2010-07-27 00:00
Theft
Anchor
N/A
Stolen from boat on hard; later recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-26 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
12 ft AB dinghy, 18 HP Tohatsu outboard third theft this week, Police said this type of activity is on the rise
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-20 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
10ft AB dinghy, 15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
No further info
Grenada
Grenada Port Egmont
2010-07-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Locked to dinghy dock. Everything taken from dinghy inlcuding drain plugs, spare oil. Dinghy slashed but would not sink
Curacao
Spanish Water
2010-07-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 15 HP Yamaha. Chased to truck at fishermen's dock. Recovered dinghy while 3 men lifted p/b into truck and drove off
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
14 ft Caribe dinghy,40 HP Yamaha with navy cover, 3/8" chain, locked to yacht
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
40 HP
St. Martin (French)
Lagoon
2010-06-28 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
2 swimmers with spear gun beat captain bloody, took bags of loot into his dinghy; dinghy later found on Dutch side. Captain regained consciousness and made distress call. French gendarmes and EMTs responded. Captain hospitalized for four days for surgery.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-06-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Not lifted
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2010-06-10 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew and guests ashore for dinner; pried open hatch, rummaged guest cabins and took US$5000
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-06-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
On davits
Panama
Bocas Del Toro
2010-06-03 00:00
Theft
Computer
Not Locked
While crew ashore for dinner; police came to boat to take report
Panama
Bocas Del Toro
2010-05-28 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
About 0300, awoken by flashlight shining through porthole. Yelling scared off intruder. Nothing taken. Police came but no official report possible because nothing was taken. Police said dinghy taken from another boat that night.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas IMS Yard
2010-05-26 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Suspect escorted to IMS security
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2010-05-18 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Cable cut. Drifting dink recovered by another cruiser but nearly new 15 HP outboard, fuel tank and oars taken
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-05-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2010-05-13 00:00
Theft
Unknown
Unknown
No further details
Venezuela
Carupano
2010-05-13 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
About 2145, boarded by 4 men armed with pistol and large knife. On board 30 minutes, ransacked boat. Took money, computers, cameras, flashlights, binoculars, GPS, etc.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-05-02 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner. Boarder used pry bar to force open hatch. Hatch too smal to crawl through so he got nothing.
Grenada
Grenada Grand Anse
2010-05-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy and 15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas IMS Yard
2010-05-01 00:00
Theft
Generator
Not Locked
Portable generator
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2010-04-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
About 1915 returning to dinghy dock, accosted by 2 young men with gun; demanded cash and computer, threatened to shoot wife; gave cash and men left; police came to take report
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2010-04-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
About 1930 at tiki bar dock; smashed padlock left on dock; dinghy returned following evening to exact same place; suspect joyriders
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2010-04-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Yamaha 15HP and Caribe dinghy
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-04-03 00:00
Theft
Cash, etc.
Not Locked
Ten people asleep on yacht; boarder took about US$1800 of cash and possessions
Venezuela
Paria Peninsula
2010-04-03 00:00
Assault resulting in death
All Equipment
N/A
Woman recovered from raft 16 April 100 miles N of Curacao 10+ days in raft; yacht attacked, husband shot and killed; boat drifted onto reef in Los Roques
Curacao
Spanish Water
2010-03-31 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Not lifted out of water; dinghy later recovered without outboard
Venezuela
Cumana
2010-03-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Anchored near Cumanagoto marina; did not lift dinghy because too windy; dinghy and 15 HP outboard
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-03-27 00:00
Theft
Cameras, watch, dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Also navtex receiver. Reported to Barroulie police next day. Dinghy found and returned
Venezuela
Cabo Tres Puntas
2010-03-15 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Nothing
N/A
Approached by 4 armed men in white pirogue with red stripe. Circled and fired shots. Yacht sped up, more shots. Captain pointed flare gun at pirogue, they fired more shots then left
Venezuela
Carupano
2010-03-03 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
About dusk boarded by 5 armed men who fired and circled before boarding; took freezer, generator, food , compass, etc. Broke controls to engine and fired shots into engine
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2010-02-26 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, boarder pried open center hatch and took iPod, camera. Contents of lockers strewn about cabin sole. Also 2nd similar incident within several days - no details available. Police have suspect in custody
Panama
Rio Chagres
2010-02-23 00:00
Theft
Outboad,fuel can,lock and chain
Locked
Midday;dinghy locked to dock for hike. Dinghy and dock slashed to bits by machete in effort to get to outboard
Grenada
Grenada Grand Mal
2010-02-22 00:00
Theft
Phones, camera, iPod
Not Locked
Crew went to shore for happy hour
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2010-02-22 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Awoke to noise about 1 am, found fellow on boarding ladder trying to lower dinghy from davits (dinghy locked), scared him away
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2010-02-22 00:00
Theft
Outboard and bike
Unknown
Outboard taken from dinghy lifted out of water, also bicycle from on deck (another boat lost old running shoes the same night)
Venezuela
Puerto Cabello
2010-02-22 00:00
Robbery
Not Known At This Point
N/A
At 2 pm, boarded by 3 men from pinero who remained on board 20 minutes - further details coming
Dominica
Roseau
2010-02-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
About 4:30 captain awoke to noises on deck. Found person in cockpit ruffling through locker. Turned on deck lights, person jumped into water and swam away
Venezuela
Cabo Tres Puntas
2010-02-17 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
At dusk heading west approached by 3 pineros who circled anad followed for 60 minutes; shot flare gun at them several times to warn them off
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-02-15 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Line holding fuel tank to dinghy bow sliced; dinghy locked to yacht, tank locked to dinghy 8 mm chain
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-02-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy found next morning on Klein Bonaire, likely set adrift; missing were seat, anchor & fuel tank
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-02-15 00:00
Theft
Fuel line and tank
Locked
Dinghy locked to yacht
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-02-15 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Dinghy not locked but only fuel tank taken
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2010-02-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, outboard, fuel tank
Locked
Dinghy w/ 30 HP outboard locked but not lifted; padlock cut; dinghy found next morning on shore near airport; fuel tank gone
Venezuela
Margarita Boca Del Rio
2010-02-15 00:00
Theft
Camera and GPS
Not Locked
While the parents and two children were asleep
Venezuela
Los Testigos
2010-02-11 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
About 1 hour out of Los Testigos bound for Porlamar, boarded by 5 armed men in pinero from the south, who tied and blindfolded him. Demanded money, stripped boat including snorkel gear
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2010-02-10 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Three out of three - boat is for sale and they went home!
Venezuela
Los Testigos
2010-02-09 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
1 hour out of Los Testigos to Margarita, boarded by 5 armed men who stripped the yacht inlcuding the anchors
Venezuela
Los Testigos
2010-02-08 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
Trinidad to Los Testigos, 60 miles out of Trinidad, approached by 5 armed men in pinero, fired shots at yacht, steel yacht rammed the pinero, pinero left
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-02-07 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
Dinghy locked to commercial dock to go to town for Independence Day celebrations. Outboard and fuel tank locked to dink, fuel line taken.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2010-02-01 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Nearby cruisers chased boarded off boat on mooring in inner lagoon
Grenada
Grenada Grand Mal
2010-01-25 00:00
Burglary
Computer, etc.
Locked
Crew went to shore for dinner, returned to find laptop and accessories gone, reward offered
Colombia
Cartegena
2010-01-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Anchored 200 ft from Club Nautico; cable cut
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2010-01-05 00:00
Theft
Fuel
Locked
At Leader Price dock
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2010-01-04 00:00
Theft
8 Dinghies and outboards
Not Locked
3-4 young men in truck took 1 from marina and used that to gather up to 11 more; chased to antilles gas area; police called; all perps released
Colombia
Cartegena
2009-12-26 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
15 Hp Yamaha and dinghy, dinghy locked to yacht with 1/4" galvanized chain. Chain cut.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
40 Miles North Of Bocas
2009-12-21 00:00
Assault
Everything
N/A
About noon on passage from Trinidad to Grenada, shots fired by 7-8 men from wooden pirogue blue w/ red trim with 3 175hp yamaha outboards, boarded by 4 speaking spanish. Tied up crew, towels over their heads, spent 30-40 minutes while taking cash, clothes, food, etc.
Colombia
Cartegena
2009-12-11 00:00
Burglary
Laptop and electronics
Locked
Between 19-2000 crew ashore, boarded through open hatch, stole laptop and other consumer electronics
Colombia
Rosarios Islands
2009-12-08 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
15 Hp Yamaha taken from dinghy
Colombia
Cartegena
2009-12-02 00:00
Robbery
Electronics, laptops
N/A
About sunset, coming in thru boca chica, boarded by 4 armed (machetes) men in dugout canoe. Coast guard came out immediately when called, after robbers left
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2009-12-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy "borrowed" from main dock in town, found later at princess margaret beach w/ both gas tanks empty
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-11-29 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Swimmer tried to take dinghy. Left shirt in yacht when chased off, shirt given to police for investigation.
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2009-11-27 00:00
Theft
Bananas
N/A
At slip in marina, woke at 0230 to find man in cockpit. He left quickly, ate all bananas & ruffled shoe basket looking for shoes to take. Reported to marina and police
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2009-11-21 00:00
Theft
Cell Phone
Na
About 3:30, woke up to find swimmer who had apparently climbed up dinghy davits in main cabin; he left with just cell phone, coast guard came next morning with charlie tango (his mooring) to take report). 2 others same night: dinghy from charter cat and outboard from day charter cat
Aruba
Oranjestad
2009-11-07 00:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
Mid-afternoon, dinghy hit from behind by launch from Renaissance Hotel; destroyed outboard, no injuries
Venezuela
Margarita
2009-11-06 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 1700, midway between Margarita and Tortugas, followed by 3 men in pirogue with large outboard. Crew of yacht pointed flare gun. After several approaches and falling back, pirogue left.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-11-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Old 4HP Mercury taken and dinghy left to float. Dinghy recovered and returned. 11 nov - police arrested and jailed thief
Nicaragua
Cabo Gracia A Dios
2009-10-26 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
At 15-4.7N 82-55.1W, boarded by 4 men armed with shotguns and pistols. Tied up crew and took cameras, cash, outboard, watches, handheld VHF, GPS, cell phones
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2009-10-18 00:00
Assault
Cash, watch, cell phone
N/A
About 9 pm, boarded by 4 men, armed with pistol and machete; female cut with machete; hauled anchor and sailed to Martinique where reported to police
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2009-09-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Between 25-30 Sept. 15 HP Yamaha taken from motor mount on stern of yacht in slip at marina
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-09-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy and 15HP Yamaha; dinghy found floating near Sisters rocks. 6 sept update - outboard found on black sand beach just north of Tyrrel Bay.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-08-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Cut lines and towed dinghy off. Removed 5 HP Mercury outboard and left dinghy to drift. Recovered by the Sisters.
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2009-08-23 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
About dusk, pinero with older man, 2 younger men, older woman, younger girl came off beach and young man jumped into water to cut dinghy painter. Owner jumped in water and saved his dinghy
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2009-08-23 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
After attempt above, same young man tried to cut dinghy painter on another boat. Wife called out on VHF and all surrounding yachts shone spotlights on pinero, which sped off
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2009-08-23 00:00
Burglary
Electronics, outboards
Locked
Returning to yacht about 1930 saw young man jump from deck of yacht into waiting pinero which sped off. 2 outboards locked to stern rail, companionway boards shattered, main cabin trashed, 2 VHFs, laptop, 3 tool boxes, 2 GPSs, etc.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2009-08-10 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
Early evening, while ashore for carnival, pried open hatch; took 2 laptops, cell phones, iPod 7 wrapped all in saran wrap; mashed companionway with fire extinguisher to get out; police came out next day to take fingerprints; 1 Oct - burglar arrested and jailed for 2 years
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2009-08-09 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About dusk, approaching Margarita from Los Testigos, 2 pineros, one on each side, shadowed yacht. Called on VHF for Coast Guard, but no answer. Fired 2 flares each at pinero, hit one, both left
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-08-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied with stern anchor to commercial jetty; 9 ft. dark gray Caribe w/ 5 HP Tohatsu outboard; dinghy found the next day south side of bay
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2009-08-05 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
10 miles NE of Margarita, approached by pinero w/ 4 armed men; shots fired; called on VHF for coast guard but no response; outran pinero and went to Juan Griego
Grenada
Carriacou Craigston
2009-07-27 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Locally built runabout taken from its mooring between midnight - 6 am; white hull, blue top, name in green on stern quarters, 25 HP Yamaha, police in Carriacou and Union notified; local fishermen searching
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay Indian River
2009-06-25 00:00
Assault
Computer, cash
Not Locked
Two people beaten and tied, boarder left jacket; police identified from that; arrested two; some items look to be those taken from May incident; 22 july - 2 men sentenced to 6 yrs (same guys as May incident); 16 Oct 3rd man arrested, released on bail as juvenile
USVI
St. John Cruz Bay
2009-06-18 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Unknown
Between 1700-2100
Grenada-Trinidad passage
35 Miles North Of Boca
2009-06-07 00:00
Other
None
N/A
Approached by pirogue red, yellow w/ green trim, 2- 250 HP outboards, 8 men on board. Yacht hailed passing tugboat who approached. Pirogue left , tug and yacht proceeded together to Trinidad
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay
2009-05-31 00:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
Dinghy returning from Hog island rammed by local speedboat; three occupants thrown out of dinghy; broken ribs and other injuries
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2009-05-30 00:00
Theft
Fuel
N/A
During dinner hour, dinghy locked to center dock; fuel tank distrubed as if attempt to steal; half of fuel siphoned out
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-05-27 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Between 1000 and1300, fuel tank taken from dinghy locked to dock
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2009-05-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard(RECOVERED)
Not Locked
Recovered dinghy in bay a few miles west; called police 4 times to come to investigate; police never arrived
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay Banana Dock
2009-05-14 00:00
Assault
Cash, electronics, etc.
No
Boarded by 3 men armed with gun, machete and knife; tied up crew with duct tape; beat wife (black eye) smashed VHF; stole dinghy to get to shore (recovered by police); 22 July 2 men sentenced to 2 years each (same guys as June incident); 16 Oct 3rd man arrested, released on bail as juvenile
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2009-05-13 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to boat, outboard locked to dinghy - 10HP Mercury and fuel line but left full tank of fuel
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2009-05-13 00:00
Burglary
Cash, electronics, etc.
Locked
Returned from dinner to find wet footprints on cabin sole; searched near shore and found guy hiding behind rocks; scuffle; he had knife and got away
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-05-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Between 8-10pm at Eagles in dock, attempt to take 15 HP Yamaha, locked and bolted to transom of dinghy
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-05-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to floating dock at fishermen's pier; 2.7m Avon and 6 HP outboard; reward offered
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-04-20 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank, fuel hose, dinghy anchor
Not Locked
Tied to scraper's hitching post. Next day local fisherman helped search - found fuel tank w/ all fuel hidden in abandoned wooden boat tied nearby
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2009-04-14 00:00
Assault
Computer, cash, electronics
N/A
Mid afternoon 2 men boarded catamaran, tied up wife and put garbage bag over head, gathered loot, heard husband returning in dinghy, jumped into water and swam away. Wife identified both men from mug shots, 1 man just released from prison
Venezuela
Punta Angoleta
2009-04-04 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Three miles offshore heading east, approached by armed men in pirogue with 1 engine; shots fired; captain chased away with flare gun
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-04-01 00:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
About 8pm powerboat circled yacht and threw wine bottle on deck, bottle broke, no injuries no damage. Notified PSV resort, SVG CG and USCG
Guadeloupe
Point A Pitre Bas Du Fort Marina
2009-03-31 00:00
Theft
Cash and wallet
N/A
Cash and wallet snatched by two men while crew taking money from atm; police searched marina for crooks; wallet turned up 2 days later
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2009-03-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 18 HP Tohatsu
USVI
St. Thomas American Yacht Harbor
2009-03-29 00:00
Theft
Winch
Not Locked
Mid afternoon, new winch stolen from cockpit locker
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2009-03-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Heard outboard start about 0130 - 200 meters from yacht, reported to Callique police and SVG CG
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-03-20 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Passing power boat threw unlit molotov cocktail into cockpit, crew minor cuts from glass; SVG CG investigating
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-03-20 00:00
Theft
Cash and electronics
Unknown
Boarded while crew ashore for dinner, SVG CG investigating
Panama
Ft. Sherman Shelter Bay Marina
2009-03-15 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
While in US and boat on the hard, outboard locked to stern rail; also two other outboards taken in same week and thefts on several boats on dock
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Kid took apart D ring holding chain to dinghy hull, left chain and lock on dock; police not interested
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-13 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Repeated calls to police on VHF 16 no answer
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from dock to Super J grocery store; kid took it for joy ride
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-03-09 00:00
Theft
Gasoline
N/A
Gas stolen from dinghy at dock, also spilled in bottom of dinghy
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-03-07 00:00
Theft
Yacht
N/A
Charter yacht stolen from VPM charters, recovered 29 March Belize City when crew cleared into Belize. One crew involved in similar incident in 2006.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Mercury 15 HP locked to dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Yamaha Enduro 15HP locked to dinghy and dinghy lifted out of water
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2009-02-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Red 4 meter dinghy with white trim, center console, 50 HP Honda 4 stroke
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-02-15 00:00
Assault
Failed
N/A
Returned to dock to find someone trying to steal fuel from tank (during Martinique strike). Stabbed in scuffle. Locals came to help and called police.
Puerto Rico
Big Island Fajardo Isleta Marina
2009-02-13 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy lifted out of water and locked; noise from attempt to cut loose woke captain who chased rowing thieves in dinghy. Coast Guard and police came and arrested one man - the other swam away
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-09 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
15 HP Yamaha locked to stern rail; 10 march recovered by Carriacou police and returned to owner; thief in jail
Colombia
Rosarios Islands
2009-02-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Isla Grande - 15 HP outboard and dinghy. Locals rallied to search. Fisherman found dinghy on nearly island and returned to police, fuel tank and outboard gone
Puerto Rico
Big Island Fajardo Puerto Del Rey Marina
2009-02-04 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Nothing
N/A
Crew abducted at knifepoint from marina gate, forced into trunk. Called captain on cell phone with description. Police tracked cell signal and found car 1 hour later with her body in trunk. Perp arrested and sentenced to 60+ years
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2009-02-02 00:00
Theft
Cash, phones, Blackberry
Not Locked
Taken from just next to sleeping guest around midnight; guard patrolling dock
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2009-02-01 00:00
Theft
Cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Cash in EC and US, 4 cell phones. When reported to security guard at hotel, were told that boat next to them also boarded but nothing taken.
Venezuela
Margarita
2009-01-22 00:00
Assault
Dinghy
N/A
See above report - 6 miles from Margarita, boarded by another group of armed men who beat the crew and took dinghy - nothing left to steal
Venezuela
Margarita
2009-01-22 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
15 miles NE on way to Martinique, boarded by 7 armed men; tied up crew, stole everything possible, smashed radios then left. Crew untied themselves and returned to Margarita
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor
2009-01-18 00:00
Assault
Failed
Not Locked
Four men armed with guns stole two kayaks and then paddled out to boat; held captain and 2 crew at gunpoint,then demanded money; captain was pistol-whipped during the struggle; later gunmen jumped overboard and paddled away
Colombia
Isla Fuerte
2008-12-27 00:00
Theft
Stern anchor
N/A
Taken from rail
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-12-24 00:00
Theft
Laptop
Not Locked
Between midnight and 5 am boarder stole laptop; neighboring yacht heard someone on their deck but they were locked in
Curacao
Spanish Water
2008-12-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
From near fishing village
Bonaire
Club Nautico Marina
2008-12-13 00:00
Theft
Bike
Locked
Left bike locked at marina; returned next day to find it gone; reported to police and posted reward
Guadeloupe
Deshais
2008-12-11 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
Locked
Took fuel line and emergency shutoff key; dinghy on davits and locked; fuel tank locked to dinghy; tank cap removed as if trying to siphon fuel
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2008-11-13 00:00
Theft
Watches, personal gear
Not Locked
Crew went ashore to dinner, left hatches open
Venezuela
Isla Borracha
2008-11-08 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Nothing
N/A
About dusk, visiting neighbor boat which was approached by 3 men in pirogue asking for water. Captain shot twice, died instantly. Mayday to PLC, Coast Guard within 1 hour, back to PLC. American embassy on hand to assist.
Venezuela
Isla Borracha
2008-11-08 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
About dusk, see above description, tried to get gun to drive pirates away, captain shot in leg.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2008-10-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
15 HP outboard and 9 ft. dinghy, not lifted and not locked
Bonaire
Club Nautico Marina
2008-10-07 00:00
Theft
Bike
Locked
Locked to dock with combination lock
Curacao
Spanish Water
2008-10-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Inflatable dinghy and 8 HP outboard
Venezuela
Coche
2008-10-01 00:00
Robbery
Computer, dive gear, cash, SSB
Unknown
Boarded by 5 men 1 gun at dusk, took cash, credit cards, SSB radio, computers, dive gear; anchored near hotel with 1 other boat
Venezuela
Caraballeda
2008-09-14 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Lots
Not Locked
Boarded by 4 armed men, captain tried to fight them off and was shot 3-4 times (later died of wounds) wife held captive while looted boat. When robbers left, wife shot off flare gun to attract attention.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-09-07 00:00
Theft
Computer
Not Locked
While on the old railway, during the day, laptop computer taken
Venezuela
Cabo Tres Puntas
2008-09-07 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 5 in afternoon, 4 miles NW of Cabo Tres Puntas, approached by pirogue with 6 men. Captain says he "did what he had to do" to keep them off
Venezuela
Macareo River Cano Guapoa
2008-09-05 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
15 HP outboard mounted on transom of yacht, not locked
Grenada
Grenada St. George's Port Louis Marina
2008-08-30 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Just after midnight, 2 men entered cockpit; crew in main salon heard them and scared them away with large bright flashlight
SVG
St. Vincent Cumberland Bay
2008-08-30 00:00
Assault
Cash, camera, watch
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men with machetes, demanded money. Took US$100 and some EC, found more in stash, threatened crew with speargun. Left in pirogue w/ big engine. Coast Guard came next morning to investigate.
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Texan Bay
2008-08-11 00:00
Robbery
Generator
Locked
Early morning, several men tried to break into locked cabin; cut chain locking generator with bolt cutters; left machete and label from bolt cutters
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Texan Bay
2008-08-11 00:00
Robbery
Lots
Not Locked
With 2 other boats at anchor, 5 men armed with machetes and gun; demanded us cash; took much personal electronics and boat equipment; 3 local outboards stolen same night
Guatemala
Rio Dulce Monkey Bay
2008-08-09 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Lots
Not Locked
Boarded by 4 men who swam out with machetes; demanded US cash; struggle; captain and wife stabbed, captain died, wife hospitalized; 2 arrested 14 August and 2 casualities trying to evade capture
Grenada-Trinidad passage
42 Mi North Of Boca
2008-08-06 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
During daylight, approached by large pirogue, men with guns in bow; sped up and pulled away; two more pirogues approached on either side; diverted as if to ram and pirogues went away
Venezuela
Margarita Pampatar
2008-08-05 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
Gang of young men pistol whipped and tied up single hander; burned him with cigarettes; looted boat; skipper hospitalized & released several days later
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2008-08-04 00:00
Theft
Cell Phone
Not Locked
Man in grey rubber dinghy with outboard extension handle; captain scared him off; dinghy found next day in lower bay, also stolen
SVG
Tobago Cays
2008-08-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men who swam out; children sleeping in cockpit woke up and scared thieves off by screaming
SVG
Tobago Cays
2008-08-01 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Crew not aboard
Curacao
Spanish Water
2008-07-30 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Attempt to steal dinghy and outboard; captain sleeping in cockpit, alerted neighboing boat who went to shore in his dinghy to retrieve stolen dinghy/outboard; pickup truck waiting on shore took off
Trinidad/Tobago
Boca
2008-07-30 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
Approached by well-lit fishing boat as if to ram; yacht skipper headed off and pointed gun; half hour later same scenario; fishing boat headed west
Venezuela
Punta Pargo
2008-07-25 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
10 miles off coast heading west, boarded by 8 armed men; took all they could carry in 20 minutes; boat returned to Trinidad and reported to TT Coast Guard
Colombia
Isla Fuerta
2008-07-21 00:00
Theft
Jerry jugs and lines
N/A
2 fuel cans of diesel and container of lines
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2008-07-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
3 men armed with machetes, 1 masked, woke several crew sleeping in cockpit (8 crew total); took US$2500 in various currencies; skipper scared them off with gun, left wooden boat. Yacht went to Wallaliabou to report; wooden boat stolen from local fisherman
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-07-19 00:00
Assault resulting in death
Nothing
N/A
1200 returning to boat 30 yards from dock, run over by local pirogue, man and woman in water, pulled out and rushed to hospital. He died in surgery from internal injuries and swallowing lots of water: boat taken to PLC; family and body returned home 11 August
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-07-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
9 HP outboard taken, locked to dinghy,dinghy locked to yacht but not lifted
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-07-08 00:00
Assault
Cash
Not Locked
Swimmer with knife about 1100, tied up young woman with duct tape and towel, ransacked boat
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-07-05 00:00
Theft
Nothing
Not Locked
1300-1500, tied to Hummingbird dock, returned to find dinghy stuck under dock, stern anchor dislodged, sand and mud in dinghy, bow deflated, engine cover scratched, moldling ripped; approaced by several youth who offered for a fee to see that no further vandalism to dinghy
Venezuela
Puerto Santos
2008-07-05 00:00
Assault
Lots
N/A
Underway to Trinidad 10 miles out from Puerto Santos, boarded by 5 armed men who looted boat, shot and stabbed dog; injured wife trying to get wedding ring
Grenada
Grenada Gouyave
2008-07-04 00:00
Theft
Lots
Unknown
Went to Fish Friday, returned to boat to find ransacked , lots of stuff gone; 8 july police arrested 4 suspects and recovered some stuff; court on 14 July all stuff will be returned after used as evidence
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-07-04 00:00
Theft
Lots
Unknown
no details
Venezuela
Playa Cacao
2008-06-30 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
About 1500, 4 miles NE Playa Cacao, 6 armed men, 4 outboards on pirogue, took 2 computers, money , other electronics
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2008-06-28 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
During dinner hour, returned to boat to find all drawers and cabinets ruffled. Took US$100 from wallet
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-06-28 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Taken from dinghy locked to dock at the Rum Bar
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-06-27 00:00
Theft
Lines and fenders
Not Locked
Anchored at back of pack, occurred while captain off the boat in the evening
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2008-06-22 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
About 1300, 4 men with knives and machetes swam out to boat, woke crew, took $440 EC, threatened bodily harm if boat did not sail away south
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2008-05-31 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Captain found man tying to yacht 0130 in white 10 ft hard dinghy, chased him away. Dinghy found on mooring in Petit Martinique
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2008-05-31 00:00
Theft
Cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Took cash ( EC and Euros), 2 cell phones. Reported to Union Island police. e-mail from friends in PM 1 June indicates perp caught
Guadeloupe
Deshais
2008-05-30 00:00
Theft
Catamaran
Unknown
no details
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy found washed up on shore, filled with sea water and sand; returned to owner; 25 HP outboard gone
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
From tbyh
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-16 00:00
Theft
Local wooden boat and outboard
Not Locked
Also several other local outboards
Venezuela
Puerto Santos
2008-04-29 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
Locked
Awakened at 2145 by men yelling and banging on hatches/companionway. Fired flare gun thru hatch and the men left. Called on VHF 16, a local man answered and called the Guardia Nacional
Venezuela
Caraballeda
2008-04-27 00:00
Assault
Lots
Not Locked
Boarded and beaten by 3 armed men, tied to bed and mast; long list of items taken; Coast Guard assisted after report but with no results
BVI
Tortola Nanny Cay Boatyard
2008-04-24 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
Unk
Cell phone and computer taken; closed circuit tv at yard - manager thinks he knows who did it
BVI
Tortola Nanny Cay Boatyard
2008-04-24 00:00
Theft
Cell phone , cash
Not Locked
Work being done on boat so not locked; discovered cell phone and US$600 taken; closed circuit tv at yard - manager thinks he knows who did it
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2008-04-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Returned to boat from dinner & found 10" hatch open (not locked when left); think small kid entered and took 20 Euros and 5 EC
Puerto Rico
Vieques Esperanza
2008-04-12 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Several dinghies locked to city dock (old long dock); returned to find one dinghy slashed and outboard in water and attempt to start their outboard; kids playing on dock and in dinghies
Venezuela
Las Aves Sotovento
2008-04-08 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
During day, boarded by Coast Guard in official t-shirts from official pirogue; searched boat; took expired flares and fined $5 US for each CG official; took bolivars. Legal search but questionable confiscation of flares & bolivars
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2008-04-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to supermarket access dock at night; returned from dinner to find cable cut; reported to Gros Islet police. Fisherman found and police returned dinghy and outboard two days later
Grenada
Grenada True Blue
2008-04-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Tohatsu 9.8 outboard, fuel tank, 11' caribe dinghy with boat name on tubes; $800EC reward for info; 8 April - outboard recovered, suspect in custody
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2008-04-02 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
At night while crew (singlehander) asleep below
Colombia
Isla Fuerte
2008-04-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Man in dugout tried to get onboard; noise awoke crew who chased boarder off
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2008-03-30 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Crew off boat during dinner hour
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2008-03-28 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Discovered US$700 cash missing when paying for mooring; think it was night before while off boat for dinner; forward hatch closed but not locked
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform (11.1N 61.7w)
2008-03-28 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About dusk, approached by large red, blue and green pirogue with 3 outboards and 6 men; rifle shots fired, returned fire with flare gun; pirogue sped away, Trinidad CG by VHF
Venezuela
Las Aves Sotovento
2008-03-22 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
Boarded by 4 young men claiming to be coast guard searching for drugs; left after 2 hours with US$100, bottle of rum and cigarettes as fine for supposedly improper clearnace papers to Bonaire
Venezuela
Coche
2008-03-16 00:00
Theft
Outboard, deck chairs
Locked
Between 1-2 am, took small non-working outboard from stern rail, 2 deck chairs, tried to get big outboard (locked and lifted); took outboard cover
Venezuela
Coche
2008-03-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Between 1-2 am, took locked but not lifted dinghy and outboard
Venezuela
El Oculto
2008-03-12 00:00
Theft
All topside articles
Locked
About midnight, awoke to noise on deck, 2 men trying to take dink lashed down; took clothes from line, cockpit cushions, life sling, horseshoe buoy, fenders; climbed up knotted rope tied to wind vane
Martinique
St. Pierre
2008-03-11 00:00
Burglary
Camera, laptop, cash
Locked
Returned to boat mid-afternoon to find someone gained entry through escape hatch; took laptop with german keyboard, digital camera, us cash, austrian passport
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-03-07 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Returned to boat to find broken in; called police but no answer; called SMMA rangers who brought police out early next morning
Puerto Rico
Big Island Puerto Real
2008-02-29 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Midnight awoke to sound of someone cutting dinghy from lifting sling; shouted and unsuccessful thieves left
Puerto Rico
Big Island Puerto Real
2008-02-29 00:00
Theft
Laptop
Not Locked
Mid-afternoon returned to find laptop left under charts in cockpit taken
Dominica
Roseau
2008-02-27 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Awoke to noise in aft cabin at 3 am; found wallet from main cabin on floor with credit cards scattered; boarder slipped off boat into water or small boat or surfboard
Venezuela
PLC El Morro
2008-02-14 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Anchored near El Morro marina, heard noise on deck during night, saw someone dive overboard, found shirt left on deck
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua Jolly Harbor
2008-02-04 00:00
Theft
Computer, cash
Not Locked
Companionway latch did not engage. While asleep, boarded. Called police immediately. Nearby house had been burgled and dinghy stolen to get out to boat. 2 in custody , 1 still loose
Martinique
St. Anne
2008-02-04 00:00
Theft
Gas can
Not Locked
Fuel tank taken from dinghy, locked to dock, during carnival parade. Cut fuel line and holding strap
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2008-01-27 00:00
Burglary
Computers, iPod, camcorder
Locked
Between 1915-2200, crew off boat. Returned to find companionway door open and his backpack w/ computer lying on settee, hers gone; offering $1000US reward
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2008-01-27 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
Owners away, caretaker discovered companionway broken through; cupboards & drawers ruffled; don't know what taken until owners return
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2008-01-26 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
Captain took guests ashore for dinner; guests returned 2200 to find captain missing, blood on cabin sole; boat ransacked; police found captain next morning on shore with knife wounds; update 15 feb - captain engaged in criminal activity in europe, this incident not as initially reported by him
Venezuela
Los Testigos
2008-01-26 00:00
Assault
Unknown
Not Locked
Boarded by 5 men with guns; captain shot in stomach; wife screamed and attracted attention; fisherman applied tourniquet and rushed captain to Porlamar hospital
Venezuela
Margarita Robedal
2008-01-15 00:00
Assault
Lots
Not Locked
Boarded by 5 armed men; captain shot then hospitalized; may be paralyzed
Venezuela
Mochima Town
2008-01-13 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
Boarded by 2 men armed with gun and knife; tied up crew; took lots of stuff; captain able to identify 1 robber to police
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2008-01-12 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Three men armed with shotgun and two pistols
Venezuela
Cabo San Francisco
2008-01-02 00:00
Robbery
Nothing
N/A
Mid-afternoon, approached by 5 men in pirogue with 2- 75 HP Yamahas; tried to sell drugs, asked for water, tried to board; shots fired hit boat
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay Marina
2008-01-01 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Non-working outboard taken from stern rail; police recovered along with above and two more outboards probably taken same night
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay Marina
2008-01-01 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Returned from US to learn outoard had been stolen; someone from Woburn alerted police to bragging in rum shop and police recovered outboard
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-12-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Crew off boat at dinner; neighboring boat saw man taking dinghyand 9.8 Tohatsu outoard away; called out on VHF
Venezuela
Coche
2007-12-28 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 2030 approached by three men in pirogue who tried twice to get on board; scared off by crew; shots fired into cabin top
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2007-12-25 00:00
Burglary
Electronics, cash etc.
Locked
Between 1900-2100. Boat ransacked- lost cash, cell phone, spotlight, handheld VHF, liferaft
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-22 12:00
Assault
Cash
Locked
Three men with machete and gun threatened to shoot unless captain unlocked companionway. Slashed captain held and harassed wife. Yacht sailed at max speed for rest of night. Neighboring yacht called police who took captain to hospital for stitches.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash, etc.
Not Locked
Three men 2 masked armed with machete, knife and gun - took money, camera, watches, cell phones, clothing
USVI
St. Croix Frederickstad
2007-12-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Nautica dinghy and outboard taken from fishermen's dock; $500 reward offered
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-13 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Unknown
Crew of four; boarded by men with machetes
St. Lucia
Marigot
2007-12-06 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Tied at marina, cash taken from wallet during day
SVG
St. Vincent Cumberland Bay
2007-12-04 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Two men in pirogue tried to board; noise awoke crew who chased boarders away
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-12-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
9 ft. Caribe and 8 HP Mercury locked to yacht; dinghy found next morning on beach, no outoard; bits of locks and clamp screws and large screwdrver found in dinghy and in fishing boat tied next to dinghy
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-11-28 00:00
Robbery
Lots
Not Locked
Three armed men ransacked boat
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2007-11-22 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phone, camera, cash
Locked
Returned from dinner at Hummingbird to find missing expensive perfume, digital camera, 5 cell phones, 350 euros
Puerto Rico
Big Island Salinas
2007-11-15 00:00
Burglary
Camera, binoculars, etc.
Locked
Boat tied into mangroves for hurricane season; crew returned to find interior sprayed with fire extinguisher and missing camera, binoculars, GPS; size 8 footprints in foam so think it was kids
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2007-11-15 00:00
Assault
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Captain found two men cutting davit lines; tried to grab dinghy; slashed on hand by knife; went below to get flare gun and came back to see men towing dinghy away
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2007-10-31 00:00
Burglary
Cameras, cell phones, jewelry, etc
Locked
Returned from dinner at Hummingbird to find missing laptop, ipod, cell phones, jewelry, clothes, backpack, cash
Curacao
Spanish Water
2007-10-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Between 12:30 and 21:30, 9' Caribe and 5HP Mercury taken from the dock at Sarifundy's
Grenada
Carriacou Watering Bay
2007-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from mooring in front of house; dinghy found next day at Frigate island - $3500 damage; police recovered outboard and arrested two men - one released from jail from april 2006 armed robberies of three charter cats in southern grenadines
Venezuela
Don Pedro (10-44N 61-56w)
2007-09-16 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 4 pm approached by open boat with 6 men aged 20-30, asking for water; attempt to board; scared off with flare gun
Venezuela
Don Pedro (10-44N 61-56w)
2007-09-16 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About 5:50 pm approached by open boat with 7 men aged 20-45, scared off with flare gun
Venezuela
Punta Pargo
2007-09-15 00:00
Assault
Cash, etc.
Not Locked
Late afternoon approached by 3 men aged 18-25 asking for water; boarded; armed; hit captain on head; took US$600 in various currencies, watch, camera
Curacao
Spanish Water
2007-09-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and Yamaha outboard locked to dock with 10mm chain; dinghy found later
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2007-07-31 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy left in water but locked to yacht, outboard locked to dinghy, both stolen
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2007-07-31 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy left in water, 8 HP Yamaha locked to dinghy, dinghy locked to yacht, outboard taken
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-07-30 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied to yard dock, not locked and outboard not locked to dinghy( 8HP Yamaha)
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-07-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Boarded at 3 AM 3 men armed with 2 machetes and 1 pistol. 8 guests on board. Took US$600, went to shore the next morning to report and locals discouraged them from reporting to police
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2007-07-18 00:00
Theft
Snorkel gear
N/A
Gear taken from deck mid afternoon while crew napping in cockpit
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-06-30 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
Took mobile phone, digital camera and other similar items
Venezuela
Coche
2007-06-29 00:00
Assault
Various
N/A
Two local boats forced yacht onto reef and boarded. Captain (singlehandler) injured (not severely) and robbed
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2007-06-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy nav light
N/A
Public dock during day. Hired fellow to watch dinghy. Returned at 3 PM to find nav light gone. Reported to police and SMMA ranger
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-06-25 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
While at dinner on nearby boat, dinghy and outboard taken. Tied to swim platform. Suspect swimmer untied it and allowed it to drift downwind to retrieve
Venezuela
Mochima Ensenada Toporo
2007-06-23 00:00
Assault
Various
N/A
Boarded by 4 armed men, captain beaten, reported to police in Mochima and also to Guardia Costa in Cumana
St. Lucia
Pitons
2007-06-16 00:00
Theft
Whisker pole and line
N/A
Left mooring at 0400 to Bequia; when light, discovered whisker pole and 25 ft of line gone ;valued US$1425
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-06-14 00:00
Other
Nothing
N/A
Wind flyer yellow cat red sail cover 35 ft hit boat on mooring & immediately left headed north
St. Lucia
Marigot
2007-06-12 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Left small hatch open for air, when returned from dinner found hatch opened and cash gone; reported to police in Soufriere
Venezuela
Margarita
2007-06-09 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
Underway off north coast of Margarita, boarded by three men armed with handguns; took $US and bolivars
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2007-06-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Plywood dinghy, aqua, cream and red; found 7 June on beach at Lower Bay, appeared to be joy riders
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Simpson Bay Lagoon - Cole Bay
2007-06-02 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Laptop computer, camera, clothes - during afternoon
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-06-02 00:00
Theft
Cash, watch, clothes
Not Locked
While guests were asleep
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay Portsmouth Town Dock
2007-06-01 00:00
Theft
Gasoline
Not Locked
Gas syphoned from gas tank in dinghy left locked to town dock overnight
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Scotland Bay
2007-05-30 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
Late afternoon, 4 men armed with gun and cutlass robbed 25 passengers. 1 passenger alerted Coast Guard who caught and arrested 3
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-05-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Lots of wind covered noise of theft; reported to Sunsail base
SVG
Bequia Lower Bay
2007-05-25 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
On neighboring yacht for dinner 1800-2200; all cash gone - dollars, ec, euros. Nothing else taken or even disturbed
Venezuela
Los Testigos Margarita passage
2007-05-20 00:00
Robbery
Cash, etc.
N/A
Underway, boarded mid-day by three men with shotguns, who took cash and other items
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-18 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Tahatsu 9.8hp locked to dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Caribe 9 ft. and 15 HP Yamaha, yacht name on dinghy
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-05-11 00:00
Theft
Gas can
Not Locked
Dinghy not locked to yacht either
Panama
San Blas Isla Grande
2007-05-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
No further details
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Yamaha 15 HP with chain thru tightening handles, cut off handles, also tried to take dinghy
Panama
San Blas
2007-05-01 00:00
Theft
Swim Fins
N/A
Local boat selling molas came along side; when left, noticed fins were gone
St. Lucia
Pitons
2007-04-29 00:00
Burglary
Cash and cellphone
Locked
Owners at dinner on shore, 3 men swam to boat, took cell phone and cash; owners returned and alerted police who called Jalousie security who caught men at Jalousie gate. Police arrested suspects and took report
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2007-04-29 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Boat left in slip under very bright light, returned from 3 weeks in states to find front hatch sunbrella cover off and hatch opened. Appeared to be nothing missing. Several days later, found under-bed locker ruffled and 2 cash stashes gone. Police have decided The claim is bogus.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2007-04-23 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
9 foot inflatable locked to dock outside condo; dinghy cut to get it from dock and taken to dark location where cut through masters bar and padlock to get outboard; dinghy left
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2007-04-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Recovered later by water police
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2007-04-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Red dinghy and red outboard; dinghy recovered later painted yellow
Colombia
Rosarios Islands Isla Grande
2007-03-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
New 15 HP Yamaha; reported to local hotel next day and large crew of local citizens turned out to search; found outboard buried in sand by 2 pm that afternoon!!!
BVI
Norman Island The Bight
2007-03-18 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
10:30 night boarded by three men; one guest bashed one boarder in head with winch handle and all three boarders left; police looking out for someone with head injury
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2007-03-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Three in one night; had been no problems for a long time so dinghies weres being left in the water
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 15 HP outboard; dink recovered several days later no outboard
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy recovered several days later no outboard
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Marina told reporting boat 4 dinghies and outboards taken over the week-end
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Police investigating
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-03-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Brand new 15 HP Yamaha; rumors of several outboard thefts in recent weeks but no specifics; found later in Petite Martinique
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Philipsburg Bobby's Marina
2007-03-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Found two days later inside lagoon at another marina; outboard painted to disguise it
Guadeloupe
Deshais
2007-02-10 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Attempt to take outboard which was locked to rail. Nylon holding straps at leg cut through
St. Kitts/Nevis
St. Kitts Basseterre
2007-02-08 00:00
Burglary
Credit Cards and jewelry
Locked
Near cruise ship dock
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2007-01-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied to tree in Lower Bay for last day of Bequia music festival
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2007-01-27 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Returned to boat to find man leaving with stuff, took photo for report, 1 Feb. man arrested
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2007-01-19 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Between Christmas and mid-Feb, attempt to take outboard from unoccupied boat
Curacao
Spanish Water
2007-01-16 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Dinghy onshore while snorkeling during day, outboard taken left dinghy
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2007-01-12 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
vendor "SharkAttack"reported incident to police, same guy as earlier - out on bail, no bail granted this time
Venezuela
PLC Bahia Redonda
2007-01-02 00:00
Assault
Nothing
Not Locked
Early am 3 young men, struggle, 1 crew injured and required outpatient surgery, 1 arrested
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-12-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
About 5am noise heard, 10 foot AB and 5 HP Tohatsu both labeled "my mistress", reward offered
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2006-12-23 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
2am, approached by 1 person in small boat, scared off
Colombia
Rodardo
2006-12-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Zodiac 10' dinghy and 5 HP outboard; reported to coast guard and posted reward
St. Lucia
Petit Trou
2006-11-30 00:00
Theft
Speargun, machete
Not Locked
Between 0900-1700, 2 teenage boys swam out and got in via hatch, seen by others who got police, almost everything recovered, boys sentenced to week-end in jail and 6 days community service
BVI
Tortola Village Cay Marina
2006-11-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Mid-afternoon, 10 foot dinghy with blue bottom and "zoom" painted on bow, 5 HP Nissan
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-11-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
10' dinghy with 9 HP Mercury, painter cut by sharp knife, dinghy found 2 days later near pos all cut up
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2006-11-24 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy locked to yacht with chain, painter cut by sharp knife
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-11-17 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy not lifted and not locked to yacht, 4 HP outboard not locked to dinghy
Antigua/Barbuda
Antigua English Harbor
2006-11-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
AB dinghy 9.5 ft and 5 HP Yamaha; dinghy found later in Falmouth minus outboard
Venezuela
PLC CMO/PMO/TMO Marina
2006-11-13 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
Came back from home to find boat ransacked and stripped of electronics
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-11-12 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Between 1800-2130, dinghy on beach (no place to lock) 15 HP Yamaha cut off dinghy, reward offered
Venezuela
Margarita Robedal
2006-11-11 00:00
Robbery
Lots
Not Locked
Tied up by three armed men, who ransacked boat and took "just about anything of value"
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-10-28 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Yamaha 15 HP on rail, very little room to get it off
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Tropical Marine
2006-10-26 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
About 2130, three men with machetes entered restaurant, smacked 2 cruisers and owner on the side of head with machetes and took cash
Venezuela
Cumana Navimca
2006-10-14 00:00
Theft
Outboards (2)
Unknown
One dinghy recovered from rocks, one from drifting in golfo, one ooutboard was 4 HP Johnson
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-10-09 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
At dusk rowing back to yacht, found man in cockpit who beat her unconscious with oar and set adrift;ended on rocks in front of hospital, swam back towing dinghy, visited hospital next morning and reported to police.
Curacao
Spanish Water
2006-10-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Between 10 pm and 1 am, dinghy recovered about 2 am near fishermen's marina, 35 HP Yamaha gone
Dominican Republic
Boca Chica
2006-10-03 00:00
Assault
Various
N/A
Anchored outside marina, 6 young men with guns bound and gagged crew, took lots of stuff; update 10/17 - 1 in custody and some of belongings recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-09-16 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Yacht on YSATT mooring, mid-afternoon 5 HP Mariner outboard
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-09-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Not hauled out of water
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2006-08-17 00:00
Theft
12 Ft Dinghy and 15HP outboard
Unknown
12 Ft Dinghy and 15HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-16 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
Boarded by 3 armed men 3 am, stripped boat, coast guard came to mayday call
Honduras
Puerte Cortes Naval Base Yard
2006-08-15 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Between 1 July and 30 Sept., several entries; lost about US$3500 about 80% recovered; 11 men arrested by navy commandant
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2006-08-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 1:30am found young man going through deck lockers; threatened with flare gun; claimed he was trying to stowaway; took photo; he jumped overboard and swam away; coast guard responded and investigating
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTYC
2006-08-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Attempt to take dinghy, fought off by crew
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-05 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Perp arrested
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2006-08-05 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Man jumped from pirogue to dinghy at dock, yard manager shone light, man jumped back into pirogue
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2006-08-04 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Police called and perp arrested.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-08-03 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
No further details
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-02 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Owner away, boat on hard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-08-01 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
No further details
Bonaire
Harbor Village Marina
2006-07-22 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Found next morning on beach, gas can gone, outboard locked to dinghy still there
Bonaire
Harbor Village Marina
2006-07-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
no details
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2006-07-16 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
Returned from dinner to find wooden dinghy tied to boat and 3 on board; ran over dinghy, 3 jumped into water, 1 apprehended and taken to police
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Yard
2006-07-15 00:00
Theft
Dvd Player, Etc
Not Locked
Between 15 May - 1 Dec, returned to find dvd player, binoculars, handheld radio and night vision goggles gone; yard had access to do work
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-07-10 00:00
Robbery
Documents and cash
N/A
Walking on western main road, car with 3 armed men, took passport, boat papers, jewelry and cash
Venezuela
Carupano
2006-07-09 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
Men in fatigues armed with automatic weapons in small fishing boat boarded 4 miles off Paria peninsula. Demanded money
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-07-09 00:00
Burglary
Computer
Locked
At marina Miguel
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-07-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Locals and police later found dinghy on beach 5 miles up coast - retrieved; outboard found the next day on beach
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay South End
2006-07-03 00:00
Assault
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Three men about 2:30am, captain stabbed in arm and under eye; taken to hospital required stitches
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-07-03 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
About 3am, 2 young men with machetes took US$150
Venezuela
Margarita Juangriego
2006-07-02 00:00
Assault
Lots
Not Locked
Swimmer hit captain with oar, threw captain into water, took lots of stuff, reported to coast guard with description of boarder, boarder arrested within 24 hours and items returned
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-07-01 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
Boat at marina Miguel, people not on board
Venezuela
Coche
2006-06-25 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy lifted and locked, outboard locked to dinghy
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-06-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Also several others same night
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-06-18 00:00
Assault
Computer, cameras, cash
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men, captain knocked unconscious and severely beaten, woman raped, tv interview. Update 6/28 3 men arrested and awaiting trial
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-06-15 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Thief took their dinghy to boat, ransacked, US$4000 cash, police, customs and sam taxi investigating
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-06-14 00:00
Robbery
Cash, camera, MP3
Not Locked
3 men with machetes; police not very interested when reported
Venezuela
PLC Bahia Redonda
2006-06-12 00:00
Other
N/A
N/A
Pierre Rollins (yard owner) & wife driving into gate at yard shot thru windshield, two men in custody (6/28) termed a "hit"
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2006-06-10 00:00
Theft
Cameras, cash
Not Locked
Early morning, crew asleep in cockpit
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2006-06-08 00:00
Theft
Computer, cell phone
Not Locked
At Bat Cave moorings, also reported to SMMA rangers
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-06-03 00:00
Burglary
Cameras
Locked
Crew on nearby boat, saw boarder, gave chase, boarder fled, Grenada coast guard came to assist, found boat and boarder in Petite Martinique, took to police station, police said could not help because happened in different country
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-06-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy not lifted - 15 HP
BVI
Tortola West End
2006-05-30 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Tied at customs dock mid-afternoon; 10 ft Caribe and 15 HP Yamaha, police not interested
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-05-30 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Went to lunch, boat ransacked, waitress saw 3 men with lots of stuff, 1 apprehended; 2 more apprehended 1 June, stuff not recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTYC
2006-05-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Tried to get dinghy and main outboard which were locked, took spare outboard from dink
Sint Maarten (Dutch)
Simpson Bay Lagoon
2006-05-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy and 25h HP outboard
St. Martin (French)
Explorer Island
2006-05-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-05-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Marina dinghy and 15 HP outboard
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-05-21 00:00
Burglary
Cash and personal electronics
Locked
Hatch left unlocked, police followup; friend reports perps have been arrested and some stuff recovered
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-05-20 00:00
Robbery
Spotlight
Locked
One with machete and one in boat, captain hit boarder with pipe, brandished flare gun, boarder left, took spotlight
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
15 HP outboard
Dominica
Roseau
2006-05-17 00:00
Burglary
Computer, camera
Locked
Got in through hatch, Dell computer sn c0dql1j
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-05-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
25 HP outboard
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2006-05-11 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Seen week of 15 May Marigot, St. Martin, painted blue, 3 pob, thought to be crossing Atlantic, $25,000 reward, interpol involved
Dominica
Prince Rupert Bay Banana Dock
2006-04-28 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Just before midnight, scared off
Venezuela
Islas De Piritu
2006-04-28 00:00
Assault
Unknown
Not Locked
About noon, 5 armed men, captain/singlehander shot in belly, hospitalized in PLC, lost kidney during surgery
Venezuela
Margarita Pampatar
2006-04-26 00:00
Assault
Cash, camera, phone, watch
Not Locked
Man and two boys
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-04-24 00:00
Theft
Gas can, sandals
Not Locked
Boarder scared off, maybe came out on surfboard
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-04-22 00:00
Burglary
Video camera, etc.
Locked
While crew ashore 2000-2030
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-04-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
About 2 am, swimmer hit with flashlight and chased off boat
Haiti
Ile De Vache
2006-04-17 00:00
Theft
Solar panel
N/A
Ten other boats in anchorage
Venezuela
Los Testigos
2006-04-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Beached dinghy early evening to watch turtles
Venezuela
Cubagua
2006-04-12 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Swimmer boarded, capt. shone light and shot off flare gun, swimmer left andwas picked up by pirogue
Grenada
Carriacou Sandy Island
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash, 2 gas tanks
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns, also clipped radio so could not call for help; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns, third man in red pirogue with 40 HP outboard; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2006-04-08 00:00
Theft
Camera equipment
Not Locked
Mid-day, kids swam out, owners returning, kids jumped in water and dropped camera bag in water
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2006-04-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 1 am 2 young men asking for help, not trying to start outboard, trying to steal gas tank
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2006-03-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Found next day in Windward, dinghy returned 3/26 by local lad, outboard returned 3/28 by bus driver
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-03-24 00:00
Theft
Anchor
N/A
Anchored early afternoon on two anchors, went diving, returned to find one anchor stolen
Dominica
Roseau
2006-03-17 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
3 am, two boats boarded, both scared off guy, one boat saw him, called port authority, reported to police in Portsmouth
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-03-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Many involved in this chase also; some indication that one dinghy was taken in order to steal the other (see above)
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-03-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Many involved in the chase , dinghy and outboard recovered
Colombia
Rosarios Islands
2006-03-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Avon with 9 HP outboard
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2006-03-13 00:00
Theft
Fishing Gear
N/A
2-4 am two very nice fishing rods from holders, cut tie-down cords
SVG
St. Vincent Buccament Bay
2006-03-10 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, dive gear, personal electronics
Locked
Took locked dinghy, from cockpit took dive equipment, from cabin knapsack, walkman
St. Lucia
Pigeon Island
2006-02-27 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
About 0130, scared off boarder who escaped in small dinghy
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2006-02-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard and fuel tank
Locked
Dinghy locked to boat, outboard locked to dinghy, cut locks
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2006-02-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Midnight found swimmer in main cabin, scared off, dinghk locked!!!
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-02-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
N/A
After using atm at Rattan, someone charged 1000 pounds against credit card
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-02-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Caribe and 15 HP Yamaha
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-02-16 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 3am, scared swimmer off boat
Bonaire
Kralendijk moorings
2006-02-09 00:00
Burglary
Bicycle
Locked
Locked to flag pole inside fenced locked yard next to marina
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-02-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Found dirty footprints on stern scoop, everything locked up so nothing taken
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-02-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Lights on below, dog scared boarder off at 3am, capt. shown light on swimmer with 2 large fenders
Venezuela
Mochima Town
2006-02-04 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
Unknown
Dog scared armed men off boat
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-02-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
New 15 HP Mercury
Colombia
Rosarios Islands
2006-01-23 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Small outboard;dinghy not locked not lifted
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-21 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew off to music fest, returned to find hatch handles broken off
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-20 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew off to dinner, returned 10pm, scared boarder off, he cut the screen in a hatch to escape
St. Martin (French)
Marigot Bay
2006-01-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
No further details
Curacao
Spanish Water
2006-01-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Rope cut, found dinghy later, lost 5 HP Yamaha and all equipment in dinghy
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Achilles 10 ft and 9.9 HP outboard
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-14 00:00
Theft
Cash, cameras
Not Locked
Charter cat w/ 8 people, during night, $ 500-600 EC, cameras; fuel line on outboard cut
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-01-14 00:00
Assault
Unknown
Not Locked
On charlie tango's mooring; knives or machetes, people went to hospital
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-01-11 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Locked to marina Juan dock, paid security guard, returned from dinner to no outboard
Venezuela
Margarita Porlamar
2006-01-11 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Also locked to marina Juan dock, paid security guard, returned from dinner to no outboard
Venezuela
Golfo De Cariaco Laguna Grande
2006-01-06 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Early afternoon, beached dinghy to hike, returned to no dinghy, found deflated dignhy in bushes without outboard
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2006-01-05 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dink came loose from boat in marina slip and drifted to other side of lagoon, found next day with no outboard
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2006-01-02 00:00
Theft
Computer, camera
Not Locked
Anchored toward beach, went to dinner on nearby boat early evening
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2006-01-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Will not report; embarrassed that not locked
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