DATE: 2018-09-16 19:50 Country Name: Trinidad/Tobago Location Detail: Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA EVENT: Burglary HAND: 2 Stolen Items: dinghy/outboard SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy/outboard were stolen from an unoccupied yacht. The marina security patrol noticed the activity but were unable to intercept/intervene. Thieves were observed departing with the dinghy to the SE, and the CG advised.
DATE: 2018-09-15 00:00 Country Name: Trinidad/Tobago Location Detail: Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 Stolen Items: 11 ft Apex dinghy with 8 HP Mariner outboard, GPS, flare kit, propane tank SECURED: Locked DETAILS: An unoccupied yacht was burgled overnight. The dinghy was raised on davits and locked to the yacht, thieves cut the locking cable. The sliding door lock was also compromised, the interior ransacked. Owner noted that a GPS and flare kit were taken from the interior as well as a propane tank from a cockpit locker. A report was made to TTSA management, the Coast Guard and police. Boats on adjacent moorings suffered similar consequences the same night. see next reports . (boat #1 of 7 burgled this same night)
DATE: 2018-09-04 01:30 Country Name: Trinidad/Tobago Location Detail: Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA EVENT: theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy and engine SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Owners were awakened by noise around 0130 HRs and quickly discovered that their yacht had been boarded and their dinghy/25HP outboard had been cut from its davits, by two thieves in an open fishing boat about 16-18 ft. in length. Shining a bright light and yelling by the captain caused the driver of the fishing boat to retrieve his partner from the stolen dinghy, which they abandoned before speeding off toward Chaguaramas, leaving behind the knife that had been used to cut the davit lines. The captain swam out and retrieved the dinghy, and the next day a report was made on the VHF net, to TTSA management, the Coast Guard and the police.