DATE: 2019-05-20 03:15 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted theft

 

DATE: 2019-05-20 03:15
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Attempted theft
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: nothing, attempted break in though saloon sliding door
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Owners awoke at 03:15 HRS when they heard the door handle on their saloon sliding door being rattled during an attempted break-in. They scared the thief who jumped in the water and disappeared. A police report was made the next day, and a good description of the thief was provided to the SVG police, who seemed aware of this individual and the persistent but unresolved problems in this anchorage.

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DATE: 2019-04-05 01:00 Country Name: BVI Location Detail: Virgin Gorda Spanish Town EVENT: Attempted theft

 

DATE: 2019-04-05 01:00
Country Name: BVI
Location Detail: Virgin Gorda Spanish Town
EVENT: Attempted theft
HAND: 1
Stolen Items: None, not successful.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: On a mooring just north of the Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour entrance, among about 10 other yachts, owners awoke to discover that they had been boarded overnight. Their flag pole had been broken, as well as the sat phone antenna and MOB light/pole. Their in-the-water, but chained dinghy, apparently the target of thieves, remained secured. The owners reported the attempted theft and damage to the paid mooring minder the next morning.

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DATE: 2019-03-31 16:30 Country Name: Guadeloupe Location Detail: St Francois EVENT: Attempted theft

 

DATE: 2019-03-31 16:30
Country Name: Guadeloupe
Location Detail: St Francois
EVENT: Attempted theft
HAND: 1
Stolen Items:
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Motoryacht owners decided to snorkel in an area about 100m from their yacht. They noticed a local open motor boat with one man aboard idling slowly around the anchorage, and saw him tie up to a nearby mooring, jump in, swim to their boat, climb the ladder and enter their salon. They immediately began shouting and swimming back towards their vessel, which alerted others on boats in the anchorage who also began shouting at the intruder, who then jumped off the yacht and swam back to his boat and then motored away. Owners returned to their yacht and used their dinghy to pursue the individual, who had moored off the beach. When confronted he said he “did not steal anything”, and “sorry”. Vessels in the anchorage were notified by VHF, and the marina dock master was provided a picture of the intruder’s boat.

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DATE: 2019-01-25 21:00 Country Name: Colombia Location Detail: Cabo de la Vela EVENT: Attempted theft

 

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.

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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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