2677 – 2021-08-30 – Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon – Theft

 

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DATE: 2021-08-30 02:00
LOCATION: Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 1
STOLEN ITEMS: Carib dinghy with Tohatsu 19.8 HP outboard (grey) and AB dinghy with Tohatsu 9.8 HP outboard(black)
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: At approximately 0200HRS a lone male approached the Sint Maarten Yacht Club by kayak or paddleboard. He spent 7 minutes using bolt cutters to cut the cable that locked the 2 dinghies to the floating EZ dock tied to the main Yacht Club dock. He tied the dinghies together and departed under power. A report was made to the police and coast guard, and all video surveillance was shared with the authorities.

UPDATE: About 2 weeks after the theft, the SMYC has recovered one of the 2 stolen dinghies, it had been abandoned on the beach of Royal Palm resort. Unfortunately the 19.8HP 4 stroke engine was nonfunctional, badly damaged and required extensive repairs.
ID: 2677

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2572 – 2021-01-31 – Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay – Theft

 

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DATE: 2021-01-31 00:05
LOCATION: Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 1
STOLEN ITEMS: Orange colored RIB dinghy / 6HP-4S Suzuki outboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Owners were asleep onboard in Simpson Bay while their in-the-water cable locked dinghy was stolen overnight. The thieves cut the lock. A police report to Dutch authorities is planned.

UPDATE 2/2/2021 Dinghy was found intact with engine in location where it could not have gone by itself, possibly taken for a joyride or abandoned after being used for some other purpose.
ID: 2572

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2567 – 2021-01-14 – Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon – Theft

 

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DATE: 2021-01-14 01:00
LOCATION: Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 2
STOLEN ITEMS: 18ft Carolina skiff / 60 HP Mercury
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Overnight an 18FT Carolina skiff / 60 HP Mercury was stolen from The Dutch side lagoon. It was recovered minus the outboard on the French side the next day. No further details available.

CSSN NOTE: If you are the victim or know them, please encourage a first hand report, the CSSN online incident form is easy and device friendly.
ID: 2567

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2563 – 2021-01-07 – Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon – Burglary

 

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DATE: 2021-01-07 15:00
LOCATION: Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon
EVENT: Burglary
HAND: 2
STOLEN ITEMS: Laptop and electronics
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: The owner and crew returned to find there had been a daytime boarding and break in of their yacht moored near Explorer Island. Laptops and electronics were stolen. The victims departed shortly thereafter. No further details available.
ID: 2563

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2562 – 2021-01-26 – Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon – Cole Bay – Theft

 

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DATE: 2021-01-26 19:00
LOCATION: Sint Maarten (Kingdom of the Netherlands) – Simpson Bay Lagoon – Cole Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 2
STOLEN ITEMS: Dinghy/outboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: A dinghy locked to the Island Water World dock was stolen during the early evening hours, no further information is available.

CSSN NOTE: A great deal of activity has been noted but not reported in the SXM area recently.  If you are a victim, please complete a CSSN incident report.  If you know a victim, please ask them to make a report. If an incident is reported on the VHF net, or social media, please encourage a CSSN report ! It’s quick, easy, asks just the right questions, and it’s device friendly.
ID: 2562

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