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: 2019-05-20 00:30 Country Name: Panama Location Detail: Bocas del Toro EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: 2 laptops, smartphone and binoculars SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Overnight while owners slept onboard their yacht anchored off the Bocas Marina, a thief boarded through a small but unlocked hatch. Two (2) laptops, a smartphone, binoculars and other items were stolen. A police report was made.
DATE: 2019-05-02 01:30 Country Name: Panama Location Detail: San Blas island Mono EVENT: Assault resulting in death HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Outboard engine SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: CSSN PRELIMINARY Report
CSSN has verified a limited number of facts with the victims’ designated representative. The situation remains dynamic as the investigation by Panamanian authorities moves forward, and the legal process follows.
Three pirates boarded the family yacht, located near Dad Naggwe Dubbir island in the Guna Yala/San Blas islands of Panama in the early hours of May 2, 2019. The captain died of wounds received in the attack, and other family members were injured. Three suspects were taken into custody in the Colon jurisdiction.
CSSN partner Noonsite has included a limited report on their site:
Multiple press reports contain information that has not been verified (some of it inconsistent), but might be considered helpful, particularly those portions attributed by direct quote to family members.
May 13, 2019 CSSN –UPDATE: . The victims have advised CSSN that the local police took no real interest or meaningful action following the theft of the outboard. However, via the local community, they were offered an opportunity to “repurchase” their outboard for $100, which they did.
DATE: 2019-04-08 23:59 Country Name: Panama Location Detail: Bocas del Toro EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: 10 ft fiberglass dinghy with 15hp Yamaha engine SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy locked to the floating dock at the boatyard was stolen overnight. The dinghy, minus the outboard was recovered later from the mangroves. A police report was made.
DATE: 2019-03-16 02:00 Country Name: Panama Location Detail: Bocas del Toro EVENT: Theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: panga with outboard SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight, a panga + outboard was stolen from the west side of Carenero. The panga was found the next day, minus the engine. A police report was made.