DATE: 2018-11-25 01:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Vieux Fort EVENT: Attempted theft

 

DATE: 2018-11-25 01:00
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Attempted theft
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Three monohulls were anchored fairly close to each other overnight in Vieux Fort. The crew of the yacht anchored farthest out was concerned about safety and maintained a night watch from the cockpit, and had their motion activated lights at the ready.

At about 1 AM they noticed 3 swimmers, each with a submersible light, as they approached the yacht anchored closest to shore. One of the swimmers began boarding by the stern ladder on the 1st yacht while the other 2 swimmers remained nearby. The observing yacht activated their security lights, and all 3 swimmers lights immediately turned toward the observing yacht, then all 3 of them swam away, passing slowly and close by the 2nd yacht.

After nearly an hour, stopping several times to turn and observe the watching yacht, the swimmers exited at the beach. The yacht departed at first light, and no police report was made.

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