DATE: 2017-07-26 01:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: none noticed immediately SECURED: Unknown DETAILS: A charter catamaran was boarded overnight. The captain heard noise as a hatch was being opened and chased the man, who dove overboard and swam away. The SVG Coast Guard took a report from the victims the next day.
DATE: 2017-07-24 16:00 Country Name: Martinique Location Detail: Fort de France EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Failed SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Attempted theft of dinghy from the dinghy dock, was reported to local authorities.
DETAILS: A yacht was boarded by a single male who dove overboard and swam away after being confronted by the owners from behind the locked cabin door at about 1 AM.
Several VHF calls to the SVG Coast Guard were not answered. The owners departed the next morning and made a report to the SVG police in Bequia, who indicated they would forward the report to the SVG Canouan police.
DATE: 2017-03-28 02:30 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 1 Stolen Items: No stolen items SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A charter catamaran was anchored 300 meters from the hotel. The dinghy was lifted on davits, but the cabin doors were left open. At 2.30 AM, a crew member woke up because of some unusual noise. As he went up to the main cabin, a thief ran out of the cabin and jumped over board as the crew member shouted loudly and turned on lights. Another crew member saw a second man jump overboard from the opposite pontoon. Wet footprints were found inside the vessel. The thieves were not successful, no items were stolen.
CSSN NOTE: This is third incident of this type in this bay within a 2 week period, and the first report of multiple thieves onboard.
DATE: 2017-04-01 02:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted theft HAND: 2 Stolen Items: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: While the crew slept a yacht was boarded overnight. The crew had been boarded and burglarized in this anchorage previously, so they moved all gear inside and locked up. The thief lowered and boarded by the swim ladder and then attempted to enter through both deck hatches and the companionway, but was unsuccessful because all were securely locked.
CSSN NOTE: This location was plagued by similar burglaries and thefts in 2015 (11 reported to CSSN) ) and also a report in 2016. This is the 2nd report for 2017. Read that report here, or review them all and related News items by typing “Canouan” in the search box on any CSSN webpage.