DATE: 2020-04-06 12:40 LOCATION: Martinique (France) – Fort de France EVENT: Attempted Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: None, not successful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: An engine-less dinghy was chain locked to the pontoon dock. At 12:40PM a car pulled up and 3 men prepared with tools cut the non-stainless chain and attempted to steal the dinghy and put it in the car. Others nearby stopped the theft. A police report was made. ID: 2479
DATE: 2020-04-02 01:30 LOCATION: Guadeloupe (France) – Guadeloupe – Point a Pitre EVENT: Attempted Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: None, not successful SECURED: N/A DETAILS: Anchored near ilet du Gosier, owners heard noise around 0130 HRS and investigated. A french speaking man had boarded and was pulling a yellow kayak onto the swim platform. He departed after being discovered and warned by the captain, and then abandoned the kayak on the beach, where it still remained days later. A report was made to the Coast Guard. ID: 2478
DATE: 2020-02-22 01:00 LOCATION: Panama – Bocas del Toro EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 2 STOLEN ITEMS: nothing, not successful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Overnight an attempt was made to burglarize 2 unoccupied yachts in Saigon Bay. This was the unsuccessful attempt. The other yacht had kite boards stolen from the locked interior. ID: 2458
DATE: 2019-12-03 12:00 LOCATION: Martinique (France) – Fort de France EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: attempted to steal dinghy fuel tank SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A dinghy was securely locked to the dinghy dock near the fort at about 1100 HRS. When the owners returned at 1715 HRS they discovered that thieves had attempted to steal the fuel tank, and fuel line. The thieves had used a sharp knife to cut the fuel tank and oar retaining straps, and disconnected the fuel line at the engine, but were unable to defeat the stainless chain and lock that secured the tank to the engine and the dinghy, or the hard to access tie wraps that secured the fuel line to the tank. The straps that held the oars were cut, but the oars were not taken. ID: 2418
DATE: 2019-09-22 13:00 Country Name: USVI Location Detail: St. Croix Frederiksted EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: none, not successful SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Owners returned to their dinghy that had been chain locked to the Fredriksted pier from 1300-1500HRS. It was apparent that attempts had been made to defeat the chain, and start the engine, an oar was broken, and the stern anchor pulled. Several dive boats that were also using this dock were questioned but had no information. A police report was made, and VIPC indicated that there had been other issues at this dock and that patrols there would be increased.