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
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
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
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
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