DATE: 2019-07-26 02:00 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Kralendijk EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy/outboard (recovered minus fuel tank) SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy was locked and tied to the Budget Marine dinghy dock near the Venezuelan consulate. Between 2400 and 0200 HRS it was stolen. Police were notified, three officers responded in a timely fashion and took a report as well as scanned the water with spotlights and notified the coast guard. After sunrise, the incident was reported on the local cruisers VHF net. Other cruisers assisted with a search and the dinghy was found washed up on the shore of Klein Bonaire, minus the fuel tank. The lock for the dinghy itself had been pried open, but the bar lock on the outboard was intact.
DATE: 2018-10-11 19:00 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Kralendijk moorings EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Nothing, thieves unsuccessful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Around 7 pm two young men (swimmers) boarded a catamaran in the mooring field. The yacht was well locked and the security system detected their presence, at the same time a passing dinghy noticed the disturbance and the 2 men jumping into the water. A report was made on the VHF net.
DATE: 2018-06-14 19:30 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Dive Friends pier EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy fuel tank SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: After sunset, the not locked fuel tank was stolen from a dinghy at the Dive Friends dock. A similar, but unsuccessful attempt was made to steal the locked fuel tank from another dinghy on a nearby dock. (see prior report)
DATE: 2018-06-14 22:00 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Fisherman’s pier EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Between 7PM and 11PM a dinghy locked to the fisherman’s dock was rifled and the fuel line disconnected. The tank had been moved but remained, it was locked to the dinghy, preventing the theft. The same night an unlocked fuel tank was successfully stolen from another dinghy on a nearby dock. (see next report)
DATE: 2018-01-26 13:00 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Budget Marine dinghy dock EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: 5 gallon fuel tank SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A dinghy locked to the Budget Marine dinghy dock had its not locked fuel tank stolen between 11AM and 1PM