DATE: 2017-04-10 22:30 Country Name: Guatemala Location Detail: Bahia de Graciosa EVENT: Assault

 

CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

Security Matters - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

DATE: 2017-04-10 22:30
Country Name: Guatemala
Location Detail: Bahia de Graciosa
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: Yamaha 4HP – 4 stroke outboard
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A yacht with 2 persons onboard was anchored alone in Graciosa Bay. On the second night they were awakened by a noise around 10:30 PM. The captain went to the cockpit and discovered a man was removing his 4HP-4 Stroke outboard from the rail mount, ( it was not locked) .

A scuffle ensued, and the captain ended up in the water next to the thief’s boat. The thief had a handgun tucked into the front waistband of his pants, but did not remove it. He attempted to hold the captain’s head underwater but was unsuccessful. The captain sustained minor injuries.

After the thief departed the yacht upped anchor and moved about 5 miles to Tres Puntas where 5 other cruising boats were anchored, but none were monitoring VHF. A report was made to the police, port captian and on the NW Caribbean SSB net the next day.

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