DATE: 2017-02-12 03:00 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Boca Chica EVENT: Assault

 

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CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2017-02-12 03:00
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Boca Chica
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: cash, cell phone, wristwatch and a bottle of rum
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: At approximately 0300 HRS the crew of a yacht on a Marina Zar Par mooring was awakened by a masked intruder, who had entered the unlocked yacht while they slept. He spoke Spanish (which the crew did not understand), threatening to tie the crew up. He displayed a knife but did not harm them while he searched – taking cash, a watch, a cellphone and a bottle of rum. He departed in an unpowered boat.

The crew reported the incident to the marina security staff later that morning, and also made a report to the police and port captain. They were informed this was the 3rd incident of this type at this location this year.

CSSN NOTE: CSSN has received firsthand reports for 2 of the 3 assaults, but no details about this third incident. If you are, or know those victims, please encourage them to make an easy online report, using this LINK.

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UPDATE: DATE: 2014-01-17 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Vieux Fort EVENT: Assault

 

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CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2020-02-20 02:00
LOCATION: Saint Lucia – Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
STOLEN ITEMS: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
ID: 1850

CSSN UPDATE: February 21, 2020 – The 4 men charged with this crime have stood trial and been convicted. Three of the four men (Deveaux, Jones, Kern), were convicted of murder, and the 4th, (Joseph) of manslaughter. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2020.

CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 – The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World Magazine and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.

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DATE: 2017-01-25 01:00 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Boca Chica EVENT: Assault

 

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CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2017-01-25 01:00
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Boca Chica
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: cash and jewelry
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Owners of a yacht berthed on the outside dock at Marina Zar Par awakened to a masked intruder at their bedside. He spoke only Spanish (which they understood) smelled of alcohol and was dripping wet. He had gained entry thru the unlocked companionway.

A brief struggle ensued, he demanded cash and jewelry, which was freely given. The intruder tied both crew up holding a knife to the woman’s neck. He held his hand roughly against her mouth to silence her causing minor injuries, which were later treated by a doctor. After he departed, the crew managed to untie themselves and reported to the Zar Par Marina Security office.

The security team provided immediate assistance by calling the police, who arrived promptly, and in gaining medical treatment for the woman. A formal report was also made to the Coast Guard the next day, and the police are investigating.

CSSN wishes to thank our information sharing partner, Noonsite, where the victim’s detailed account was first published, read it HERE .

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DATE: 2016-10-29 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina EVENT: Assault

 

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CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2016-10-29
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: At 1:30 AM a female cruiser was attacked from behind and pushed to the ground, banging her head, outside the toilet area in Port Louis Marina. The victim believed he was after her purse. She struggled, kicked and yelled, and eventually two marina guards arrived as the attacker fled (without the purse). A report was made to the local police the next morning.

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DATE: 2016-10-10 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: St. Vincent Chateaubelair EVENT: Assault

 

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Second Hand Riport
CSSN Second Hand Report

DATE: 2016-10-10
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: St. Vincent Chateaubelair
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Two yachts were at anchor in Chateaubelair. At approximatley 1900 hours one was boarded by four men armed with machetes. The captain was able to repel them, but suffered a slash to his forearm and several cuts on his hands. He was later treated at the local hospital. A VHF MAYDAY call was made for assistance but there was no response. He received help and assistance from those aboard the second yacht. A report was made by phone to the local police.

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