DATE: 2022-12-27 11:45 LOCATION: Barbados – Bridgetown Carenage EVENT: Attempted Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Attempted theft of locked dinghy from Dinghy dock in Bridgetown SECURED: Locked DETAILS: At 1145HRS a cruiser noticed a man had started the engine and was attempting to cut the locking cable of a dinghy that was locked to the dinghy dock. She took a photo and asked the man if this was his dinghy and suggested the photo would be provided to the police. The unsuccessful thief departed.
The owner was advised later and learned that another dinghy had been stolen from an anchored yacht a few nights previously. If you are a victim, please take 5 minutes and complete a CSSN online incident report.
DATE: 2016-12-14 Country Name: Barbados Location Detail: Bridgetown Careenage EVENT: Vandalism Stolen Items: None SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: 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.
DATE: 2016-12-04 Country Name: Barbados Location Detail: Carlisle Bay EVENT: Theft Stolen Items: Dingy bag with safety items, flashlight, life jackets, whistle, anchor and dive knife SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: 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.