DATE: 2019-01-25 21:00 Country Name: Colombia Location Detail: Cabo de la Vela EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: theft not successful, thieves slashed tubes SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Thieves attempted to steal an in-the-water, chain locked dinghy, but were not successful. They slashed the tubes before departing. Another dinghy/outboard was stolen the same night from this remote anchorage. A third yacht anchored in this same bay had lifted and locked their dinghy, and reported no issues.
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.
DATE: 2018-11-28 14:00 Country Name: Curacao Location Detail: Spanish Water EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: none – not successful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy was well locked to the dock at the Pirates Nest from 1-4 PM while owners were ashore to check out. When they returned they found one side of a link of the 10 mm stainless steel chain had been cut through with bolt cutters, and incomplete cuts were made on the other side of the same link. The yacht departed early the next morning, as planned. A report was made on the VHF net.
DATE: 2018-10-27 22:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay Marina EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy SECURED: Locked DETAILS: At about 2200 hrs a swimmer arrived at a private dock in Mt. Hartman Bay and lowered a dinghy from its davits. He discovered that the dinghy was securely locked to the dock/davits and then attempted to remove the outboard, which was also securely locked . Unsuccessful, he jumped back into the water and swam away. A police report was made, and the owners provided video surveillance to aid the investigation. Follow Us
DATE: 2018-10-11 19:00 Country Name: Bonaire Location Detail: Kralendijk moorings EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Nothing, thieves unsuccessful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Around 7 pm two young men (swimmers) boarded a catamaran in the mooring field. The yacht was well locked and the security system detected their presence, at the same time a passing dinghy noticed the disturbance and the 2 men jumping into the water. A report was made on the VHF net. Follow Us