DATE: 2017-04-28 14:00 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Luperon EVENT: Vandalism HAND: 1 Stolen Items: None SECURED: N/A DETAILS: A yacht was tied to a mooring in Luperon Bay for a few hours before the owner went ashore. Vandals released the yacht, and removed all lines from it and the mooring itself during daylight hours. The yacht was seen adrift, an emergency VHF call was made and the yacht was recovered undamaged . No police report was made.
DATE: 2017-02-20 22:30 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth EVENT: Vandalism HAND: 1 Stolen Items: Dinghy engine damaged SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht moored in Admiralty Bay took their dinghy to a nearby small (restaurant) dock for dinner. A man greeted them and tied the dinghy to the dock. When the owners proceeded to lock the dinghy he became upset and yelled “Bequia is not the United States, people do not lock things here”. They locked the dinghy and the man continued to yell as they went to the restaurant. When they returned after dinner the outboard would not start. The next morning a close inspection revealed that the spark plug wire had been cut. A report was made to the police.
DATE: 2016-12-22 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay EVENT: Vandalism Stolen Items: None SECURED: N/A DETAILS: A local boat boy in a speedboat, very drunk, circled moored yachts at speed, finally deliberately ramming a yacht and putting a hole in its side. The boat boy was later apprehended by police and will be charged.
DATE: 2016-12-14 Country Name: Barbados Location Detail: Bridgetown Careenage EVENT: Vandalism Stolen Items: None SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: At 11:45 PM a yacht (B2) that was moored stern to in the Bridgetown Careenage inner lagoon was vandalized. A young man had engaged the crew on the adjacent boat (B1) and had been provided with some food. The young man then became abusive and, at some point, hauled the stern lines and jumped on to the transom (B2) where he held on to and seriously bent the stainless steel bimini frame. The crew was roused by the commotion, came on deck and ejected the boarder. The neighboring boat (B1) dialed 911 and the police arrived 10 or 15 minutes later. They apprehended the young man some way off and led him away. The officer informed the crews that the young man was unknown to him (unlike the other vagrants in the area), that he seemed to be mentally unstable and would be dealt with accordingly. He advised the crews not to engage with or support the local vagrants.
DATE: 2015-12-15 12:00 Country Name: Martinique Location Detail: Le Marin Marina EVENT: Vandalism Stolen Items: None SECURED: Locked DETAILS: Individual or individuals put two holes in dingy with knife. Fortunately only one tube was holed. One puncture was in a very difficult spot to repair.. Many other dinghies around. Heard that another dingy was stolen off the same dock the same day mine was damaged. Reported to police and marina. Marina was not helpful or interested when I reported it to them. Made a formal report to police office about two miles away. but they did not seem concerned or interested.