DATE: 2019-06-03 01:00 Country Name: Panama Location Detail: Linton Bay EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Highfield dinghy / Yamaha 15HP outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: An in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen overnight, The owners found the cut painter the next morning. A police report was made. The dinghy was found nearby, minus the outboard engine (which had been locked to the dinghy).
DATE: 2019-05-26 13:00 Country Name: St. Martin (French) Location Detail: Marigot Bay EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Tools and hypalon dinghy patch kit SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: After arrival around midday, owners took their dinghy to the Marigot dock, where they secured it carefully (dinghy and engine well locked). When they returned 2 hours later, they found that the unlocked seat compartment and bow locker had both been rummaged, and tools and a dinghy repair kit had been stolen. A report was made on the local VHF net. Another dinghy at the same dock was also similarly rummaged, but nothing was taken.
Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Unknown at present SECURED: Locked DETAILS: An unoccupied but locked catamaran was burgled overnight. No further details are available.
CSSN NOTE: If you are the victim, please contact CSSN to provide more complete information for this event.
CSSN UPDATE: Owner/minder have indicated that the burgled yacht was thoroughly ransacked, and that tools were used to defeat the security hasp. CG/police have taken fingerprints .
DATE: 2019-05-24 22:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay EVENT: Theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: dinghy/outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: An in-the-water but not locked dinghy was stolen from a yacht in the bay. The owner was onboard and found the cut line. A report was made to the Grenada Coast Guard.
CSSN UPDATE: dinghy was later recovered, minus the outboard.
DATE: 2019-02-23 01:00 Country Name: Belize Location Detail: Placencia EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: West Marine dinghy / Suzuki 15 HP 2S outboard SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: While owner slept onboard with his large dog in the cockpit, the line to his in-the-water and not locked dinghy was cut. The victim contacted the local police, who advised “not to bother with a report, the dinghy was long gone”.