THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS: Martinique, St. Lucia, Barbados

 

Events:

Vandalism – deliberately mischievous or malicious destruction or damage of property

Theft – no weapons, no violence, possibly boarding the yacht

Attempted theft – unsuccessful theft, see above

Burglary – breaking and entering a locked yacht while crew is away

Attempted burglary – unsuccessful burglary, see above

Robbery – boarding a yacht by one or more persons with weapons

Attempted robbery – unsuccessful robbery, see above

Assault – injuries to and/or physical restraining of crew in the course of a robbery

Assault resulting in death – injuries to or physical harm to a person that results in death

Piracy – boarding and theft on or of a vessel while underway

Attempted piracy – unsuccessful piracy, see above

Suspicious activity –  threatening or potentially dangerous activity by others

Other – details in description

COUNTRY
LOCATION
DATE
EVENTS
STOLEN-ITEMS
HOW-SECURED
NOTES
Barbados
Bridgetown Careenage
2016-12-14 23:45
Vandalism
None
Not Locked
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.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2016-12-04 01:00
Theft
Dingy bag with safety items, flashlight, life jackets, whistle, anchor and dive knife
Not Locked
Overnight a dinghy bag containing safety equipment (flashlight, life jackets, whistle, anchor and dive knife) was stolen from an in the water, but locked to the yacht dinghy. No report to local authorities was made.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2013-12-31 01:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
New Years Eve at approx 0100hrs an intruder was discovered aboard yacht anchored in Carlisle Bay. He had made his way off shore about 200m and boarded the yacht quietly before discovery. Once detained the coastguard and police where called and he was handed over for further investigation. At the same time, the tender to the a neighboring yacht was stolen (which had been tied to her stern), the owners aboard where asleep. Fortunately the tender was recovered and the thief was detained.
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2012-03-27 00:00
Other
Nothing
Locked
Dinghy locked to dock; returned late afternoon to find chain wrapped around cleat several times and dinghy mashed up against dock , seriously holed
Barbados
Carlisle Bay
2006-01-02 00:00
Theft
Computer, camera
Not Locked
Anchored toward beach, went to dinner on nearby boat early evening
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2018-11-07 01:00
Theft
Highfield 310 dinghy / 4 HP Mercury outboard
Locked
An unoccupied charter catamaran was stern to at the fuel dock. The dinghy was locked to the yacht, hoisted on davits. Overnight, a thief cut the locking cable and stole the dinghy/outboard. A report to the police and the MRCC was made by the charter company.
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2018-10-28 23:00
Theft
hard dinghy/ 2.5 HP Suzuki outboard
Not Locked
An in-the- water and not locked dinghy/outboard was stolen overnight. MRCC recovered this dinghy from the beach at Club Med, where it was abandoned by persons unknown. It was returned intact to the owner.
Martinique
St. Anne
2018-04-06 22:00
Theft
dinghy with 6 HP Tohastu outboard
Locked
A cable locked dinghy was stolen between 9-11 PM from the main dinghy dock in St. Anne. A report was made to the police, port port captain, Coast Guard and on the local VHF net.
Martinique
St. Anne
2018-04-05 18:00
Theft
fishing rod and reel
Not Locked
Cruisers went ashore around 17:00 and locked their dingy to the main dinghy dock in St Anne. There was a small telescoping fishing rod and reel in their dinghy, tied in. They returned to the dinghy about an hour later and found that the rod and reel had been stolen . Reported on the local VHF net.
Martinique
St. Anne
2018-03-08 13:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Not Locked
During the daytime a dinghy on the Club Med beach had its not locked 22 liter Yamaha fuel tank stolen. No police report was made.
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2017-08-22 01:00
Theft
Red fiberglass dinghy & Johnson 8hp outboard
Not Locked
An anchored yacht had its in-the water but not locked dinghy/outboard stolen overnight. The outboard was locked to the transom with a small padlock. Reported to the marina and on the local VHF net.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-07-24 16:00
Attempted theft
Failed
Locked
Attempted theft of dinghy from the dinghy dock, was reported to local authorities.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-04-05 21:30
Theft
Outboard gas tank with gas and waterproof light
Locked
At 9:30 PM owner/crew returned to their locked dinghy on the long main dock. They discovered that the padlock securing the outboard and gas tank had been broken open and the gas tank was gone. The thief left the fuel line but had broken it off at the outboard leaving the connector still attached. A small waterproof flashlight (not locked) was also taken.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-04-02 01:30
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Locked
Owner returned to their locked dinghy on the long main dock at 0130 HRS and found that the cable locking the fuel tank to the dinghy had been cut, and the tank stolen.
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2017-03-25 02:00
Other
None
Locked
At 2 AM the crew of a catamaran in the old section of the Le Marin Marina was awakened by footsteps on deck. From behind the catamaran’s locked cockpit doors they observed a male boarder who stood in the cockpit, then sat and stared back at the astonished and concerned crew. A few minutes later he left.

Later that morning a man was found asleep on an unoccupied boat on the adjacent dock, and when awakened and questioned he indicated he was waiting for the owner (who was not present) and then he departed. After a report was made to the Marina, a review of their video surveillance was made but the man’s face was obscured and not conclusive, but he appeared similar to the boarder, and the photos/description have been provided to the police and the marina guard. The crew felt both the police and marina were responsive and the police advised calling the local emergency number in cases of future boardings.
Martinique
Fort de France
2017-03-20 21:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Locked
Owners returned to the Fort de France main dinghy dock at 9PM and found that a thief used cable cutters to cut the single cable that had secured the fuel tank, outboard and the dinghy, then took only the fuel tank.
Martinique
St. Anne
2017-03-17 19:30
Theft
Handmade bamboo outboard handle
Not Locked
A dinghy was locked to the main dinghy dock in St Anne. Sometime during the day or evening the handmade bamboo outboard handle (tiller extension) was stolen off the outboard. Reported on the VHF net and a police report will be made.
Martinique
St. Anne
2017-03-17 00:00
Theft
Outboard - Yamaha 5hp 4 stroke
Locked
A dinghy was left locked overnight at the St. Anne's dinghy dock. The next day the owners discovered the outboard (which was locked to the dinghy) had been stolen. A report will be made to the police and on the local VHF net on 3.20.2017
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2016-07-01 01:00
Theft
8 HP Yamaha 2-Stroke outboard engine
Locked
A 8HP Yamaha 2-stroke outboard motor was stolen from our dinghy while we slept, sometime between 9PM on June 30th and 6AM on July 1st. The engine was padlocked to the dinghy, which was locked to the big boat. Only the engine was taken, not the dinghy itself. A report was filed with the police.
Martinique
Schoelcher
2016-01-27 15:00:00
Theft
Dinghy gas tank
Not Locked

We tied up the dinghy to the town dock in Schoelcher around 3 pm. We didn't lock up, however. Some
youngish local guys were hanging around, eating peanuts. On our return at 5pm the gas tank was gone. We found a few peanut shells inside the dinghy. A report was filed with with Gendarmes (the local police).
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2015-12-15 12:00
Other Vandalism
None
Locked
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.
Martinique
St. Anne
2015-11-11 01:00
Theft
dinghy 25hp honda, elec start and tilt.
Locked
A catamaran had dinghy and outboard stolen from St Anne, Martinique. Reported to the police, who told them there had been several dinghy thefts recently, principally from charter boats. the dinghy was in water, but locked to cat. 25hp honda, electric start and tilt. Reported via KPK.

CSSN Note: More information may be forthcoming from the source. Date of incident is approximate. Multiple sources have indicated that thefts of this type are underreported in this location. Captains may wish to consider extra precautions in this anchorage.
Martinique
Le Marina du Marin
2015-10-22 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank for dingy engine, with fuel.
Not Locked
Dingy was locked to the marina dingy dock, sometime during the night the fuel tank was stolen and an attempt was made to take the outboard. The outboard was locked and was not taken. There were other items of value in a zippered compartment that were not taken. When reported to the marina office, they indicated there had been several thefts lately, but seemed indifferent overlall. During a 2 week stay here the keycard type locked gates to the marina are seldom even closed.
Martinique
Fort de France
2015-06-10 18:15
Other
None
Not Locked

We were anchored in Fort de France and made an arrangement with two other cruisers to meet ashore for a picnic. We were last to arrive around 6PM and whilst approaching the dinghy dock saw three local youths aged about 18 untie our friends (not locked) dinghy and kick it free. The wind was blowing off shore and we retrieved the dinghy on our way in. The three youths saw us tie the dinghy up and in a threatening manor told us to keep quiet, as there were others cruisers present they eventually left. No police report was made.
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2014-04-28 01:00
Theft
Achilles dinghy and Yamaha outboard
Unknown
dinghy and outboard stolen overnight
Martinique
Fort de France
2014-02-14 12:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy locked with heavy chain, minor damage to dinghy and outboard.
Martinique
Fort de France
2014-02-03 12:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
Shortly after arriving in Martinique went ashore to check in and do some shopping. Were walking back to the boat when a man (over 6 feet tall, 220 + pounds) attacked from behind. He grabbed at the back pack, then pushed between the two and reached into front pocket for money.Thief managed to get the money and kicked and punched his way free.
Martinique
Cohe de Lamentin
2014-01-31 00:10
Robbery
Dinghy
Locked
Boat had dinghy stolen overnight, was locked but in the water - 2 boats in the anchorage, not reported
Martinique
Fort de France
2013-12-13 14:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Line to dinghy cut, minor damage to outboard but securely locked cable prevented theft at FDF park dinghy dock
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-21 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
Unknown
During daylight hours
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-13 00:00
Theft
Bag of groceries
N/A
About 1630, left bag of groceries in dinghy tied to Leader Price dock in order to visit boatyard - gone about 30 minutes
Martinique
Le Marin Leader Price Dock
2013-03-09 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
Not Locked
While at store 1-1 1/2 hours, fuel line from tank taken. Theives attemped to steal outboard and fuel tank but both locked
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2012-04-02 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Between 1700 and 2000, fuel tank taken from dinghy locked to jetty
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2010-05-18 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Cable cut. Drifting dink recovered by another cruiser but nearly new 15 HP outboard, fuel tank and oars taken
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2010-01-05 00:00
Theft
Fuel
Locked
At Leader Price dock
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-11-29 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Swimmer tried to take dinghy. Left shirt in yacht when chased off, shirt given to police for investigation.
Martinique
Le Marin Marina
2009-11-27 00:00
Theft
Bananas
N/A
At slip in marina, woke at 0230 to find man in cockpit. He left quickly, ate all bananas & ruffled shoe basket looking for shoes to take. Reported to marina and police
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-05-27 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Between 1000 and1300, fuel tank taken from dinghy locked to dock
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-05-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to floating dock at fishermen's pier; 2.7m Avon and 6 HP outboard; reward offered
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-03-09 00:00
Theft
Gasoline
N/A
Gas stolen from dinghy at dock, also spilled in bottom of dinghy
Martinique
Le Marin anchorage
2009-03-07 00:00
Theft
Yacht
N/A
Charter yacht stolen from VPM charters, recovered 29 March Belize City when crew cleared into Belize. One crew involved in similar incident in 2006.
Martinique
St. Anne
2009-02-15 00:00
Assault
Failed
N/A
Returned to dock to find someone trying to steal fuel from tank (during Martinique strike). Stabbed in scuffle. Locals came to help and called police.
Martinique
Anse Mitan
2008-04-02 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
At night while crew (singlehander) asleep below
Martinique
St. Pierre
2008-03-11 00:00
Burglary
Camera, laptop, cash
Locked
Returned to boat mid-afternoon to find someone gained entry through escape hatch; took laptop with german keyboard, digital camera, us cash, austrian passport
Martinique
St. Anne
2008-02-04 00:00
Theft
Gas can
Not Locked
Fuel tank taken from dinghy, locked to dock, during carnival parade. Cut fuel line and holding strap
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2018-11-07 01:00
Theft
dinghy/ 9.9 HP 4S Honda outboard
Unknown
An occupied yacht on a marina mooring in the lagoon had its in-the-water dinghy stolen overnight. A report was made to the marina .
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2018-06-25 14:00
Burglary
Cash, kayak, other items TBD
Locked
A charter company catamaran with 3 charter company employees onboard anchored, then locked the boat and went windsurfing. When they returned several hours later they found the locked sliding door had been compromised and the interior ransacked. Cash had been stolen and given the chaos it was not possible for the 3 charter employees to determine if other items may have been taken. A kayak (not locked) on the forward deck was also stolen. A report was made to the Coast Guard.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2018-06-22 01:00
Theft
Dinghy fuel tank and fuel line, dinghy anchor and chain
Not Locked
Dinghy was locked to the boat, and motor locked to the dinghy. Items stolen overnight were unlocked in the dinghy (fuel tank and line,dinghy anchor and chain).
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-06-06 23:59
Theft
3m Caribe dinghy w/ 8hp Yamaha
Locked
Owners awoke around midnight and discovered the stainless steel cable locking their in-the-water dinghy to the yacht has been cleanly severed by bolt cutters. A police report was made the next day.
St. Lucia
Anse La Ray
2018-04-14 02:00
Theft
Dinghy and 15 hp yamaha outboard from davits
Not Locked
A yacht was anchored alone in the bay. Theives boarded overnight while the owners slept, and the raised (but not locked) dinghy/outboard was stolen from the davits. A $50 fee was charged when a police report was made.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2018-03-13 02:45
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Locked
An in-the water but cable locked dinghy was stolen overnight. The thick stainless cable locking the dinghy to the yacht and the lock on the locking bar of the outboard had both been cut. The dinghy minus the outboard was recovered 50 ft into the marina channel by another cruiser who was assisting his neighbor looking for a second stolen dinghy (see previous report). The Coast Guard was notified.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-03-13 02:30
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Locked
At 02:30 hours the owner/crew of a yacht anchored in Rodney Bay heard some noise, and the owner investigated. He noticed that his neighbors’ in-the-water dinghy was missing, and woke them. He launched his dinghy, and they found the stolen dinghy minus the new 20HP 4S engine floating about 50 ft into the marina channel. The padlock on the outboard and the dinghy locking cable had both been cut. A second dinghy also minus its engine (see next report) was found floating in the same area, and was returned to its owner. The Coast Guard was notified, but did not respond to multiple VHF 16 calls. The owners planned to file a complete report the next morning. A third engineless dinghy was recovered the next mornig froma nearby beach. ( see later report)
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-03-11 02:00
Theft
dinghy
Not Locked
Owners awoke to find someone else’s dinghy tied to their yacht. The 1 inch line had been cut. The dinghy was returned to the rightful owners, no additional details are available.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2018-02-26 23:45
Theft
Dinghy
Locked
A cable locked dinghy was stolen overnight. Fisherman recovered it floating 3 miles offshore and it was returned to the owner. Some minor damage was noted. Apparently the thief had been unable to defeat the engine lock and left behind an extra oar. It is believed a police report was made.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2018-02-26 23:30
Theft
Dinghy
Locked
A yacht anchored off Gros Islet had their dinghy secured with a painter and a 1cm cable with a plastic sleeve from krypton. It was padlocked at each end. The outboard was secured with a motor lock and the petrol tank with a 2cm steel cable. They retired for the night at 23:30 and at 06:00 the next morning they discovered the dinghy was missing, the locking cable had been cut. At that same time they saw the police motor past with the dinghy in tow. They signaled the police, who came over, and after establishing ownership the police took a report. The police indicated the dinghy had been found on the beach with some inflatable devices that had apparently been used to get to the yacht. There was minor damage beyond the cut cable to the starter cord/switch and the fuel line.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2018-02-13 02:30
Attempted theft
None, failed attempt
Locked
Owners of a monohull discovered the painter on their in-the-water but stainless steel cable locked dinghy had been cut with a knife overnight. The thief was not successful.

CSSN would like to thank our information sharing partner, Noonsite, who received this report initially.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2018-02-03 10:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Locked
A dinghy/outboard locked to the main dock in Rodney Bay Marina was stolen during the daytime. It is not known if a police report was made.

CSSN NOTE: If you are, or know, the owner please contact CSSN to complete an updated online incident report. Multiple incidents (7) have been reported in this area in recent weeks. Use Zoom-Tap, Know & Go to review them easily.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2018-02-02 22:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank
Not Locked
On a Rodney Bay Marina mooring in the lagoon , a not locked fuel tank was stolen from the dinghy. The owner heard noise but the thieves had already gotten away. The owner remained in the cockpit overnight and the thieves returned later with faces covered, but he was able to scare them away. No police report was made.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2018-02-02 02:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
A dinghy/outboard was stolen overnight from a yacht berthed on J dock, no further details are currently available.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-01-30 01:00
Theft
Caribe dinghy with 15HP engine
Not Locked
Overnight an in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen, the line had been cut. Owners made a report on the VHF and to the local police.

CSSN NOTE: This is the fourth dinghy incident reported to CSSN in the last month in the Rodney Bay area, use Zoom-Tap, Know & Go to easily review activity in the Rodnay Bay area
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-01-25 22:30
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Not Locked
A dinghy was stolen from a not specified dock in Rodney Bay. It was not locked to the dock, but the engine was locked to the dinghy. It was apparently taken to the Redduit beach area and the outboard and fuel tank lock defeated, and then set adrift. A cruiser anchored in the bay noticed it drifting by his yacht at 10:30 PM and rescued it, and the next day turned the engineless dinghy in to Customs who located the owner. It is not known if a police report was made by the owner.

CSSN NOTE: This is the third dinghy incident reported to CSSN in the last month in the Rodney Bay area, use Zoom-Tap, Know & Go to easily review activity in the Rodnay Bay area
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2018-01-19 02:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
Overnight an in the water dinghy went “missing” from a catamaran anchored in Rodney Bay. The next day it was found locked to a marina dock, minus the Yamaha 25HP 2S outboard. 2 local men were there and demanded a reward from the crew to unlock the dinghy. The captain had gone to file a police report and was not available for questions. It is not known if/how the dinghy and outboard were secured, or if the outboard was recovered, or if any “reward” was paid.

CSSN NOTE: If you are, or know, the owner please contact CSSN to complete an updated online incident report
St. Lucia
Castries
2017-12-28 10:30
Assault
gold chain
N/A
A captain and his wife were shopping at the vegetable open market in Castries, St Lucia , at 10:30 AM when one male, approximately 20 years of age, assaulted the captain by striking him from behind, pushed him to the ground and then ripped a gold chain from his neck. During the assault, the captain’s wife attempted to intervene, and she was struck several times in the chest. Neither the captain nor his wife required medical attention.

The assailant escaped by running away from the market. The captain tried to chase the assailant, but was unable to catch him . The victim reported that during the assault, there were approximately 50 local residents who witnessed the assault, and nobody said or did anything to stop it, or assist them after the incident. A police report was made to local authorities.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2017-12-23 14:30
Theft
dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
A yacht anchored approximately 100 meters off Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia, had the dinghy tied alongside during daylight hours. Two offenders, believed to be aged 6 and 10, swam from Gros Islet out to the boat where they untied the painter from the dinghy. They then swam back ashore with the dinghy and went up into the creek.

When the victim noticed the theft he alerted other cruisers via VHF and was taken in another yachts dinghy around the area to look for the stolen dinghy. In the creek locals said they saw two young people swimming up the creek with the dinghy. The dinghy was located further into the creek. The outboard had its lock smashed off and it had been removed from the dinghy.

Both the dinghy and outboard were recovered. A police report is believed to have been made by the victim. It is understood the witnesses were able to name the offenders involved.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2017-12-12 19:30
Theft
Pair of cargo shorts and a leather belt
Locked
Someone(s) pushed in two small windows' screens on the port side and reached in and stole a pair of cargo shorts and a leather belt. They also boarded the monohull at the transom and destroyed a screen for a small opening hatch at the transom. They also went on deck and destroyed a lock latch in an attempt to open the large overhead hatch on the aft deck. The thief was not able to gain entry to the yacht. A report was made on the local VHF net.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-10-29 17:00
Burglary
cash. watch, wedding ring
Locked
A charter catamaran on a mooring 50 yards west of Chateau MyGo dock was boarded for a second time (see prior report) that day. It had been well locked up after a prior incident before going ashore for dinner. The port bow hatch had been jimmied. Additional cash, a watch and a man’s wedding ring were stolen. A police report had already been made, and these items were added to the original report/list. The police recovered $300 and the wedding ring 2 days later, which were returned to the owners 6 months later when a family member returned to St. Lucia. No charges were filed. At the conclusion of the charter a report was made to the Martinique charter company, which was described as “sympathetic yet not helpful.”
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-10-29 01:30
Theft
cash
Not Locked
A charter catamaran was assisted to a mooring 50 yards west of the Chateau MyGo dock. As instructed by their charter company, they concealed valuables on board before going to sleep. Sometime after 1:30AM they were boarded as they slept and $500 was taken from the unlocked yachts nav station. A police report was made. Later that evening while ashore for dinner, the yacht was boarded again and burgled. (See next report)
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2017-10-25 01:30
Assault
Cash and mobile phones, dinghy
Locked
Guests onboard a chartered catamaran on an SMMA mooring in Soufriere, St. Lucia, were awakened at 0130 am when they were boarded by 4 men. 2 of the men were armed with guns, and 1 with a knife, all had their faces concealed.

Three of the men damaged a deck hatch to break into the locked yacht while the fourth cut the davit lines on the dinghy during this violent boarding. There were 6 members in the charter group, 2 families each with a teenage daughter. The women and children quickly locked themselves inside a cabin. There were many threats and a short struggle. One victim was hit in the face with a gun, the other hit on the head. The boarders demanded cash, cellphones and passports. The cash and cellphones were surrendered readily and the passports and access to the locked cabin refused. After 20 terrifying minutes of further threats of violence and death the 4 men left with the dinghy.

Reports were made to the charter base and police. The police took NO forensic evidence and told the victims and the charter company that they did “not want any media involved as it might scare tourists”. The charter company has assisted the victims with communications and arranged for a local media outlet to film an interview, which has not been broadcast. The dinghy was abandoned ashore and later recovered.

The police have since asked for some details about the stolen cellphones by email, but have not informed the victims of any arrests in this matter. The victims describe this as a “violent, aggressive and prolonged attack that left their families traumatized” and point out that at no point during the charter briefing were they informed of any “no go” or problem areas. They were advised to use the cable and lock provided to secure the dinghy when ashore.

CSSN NOTE: As a matter of policy CSSN will publish updates if police confirm to the victims that there has been significant progress in this matter.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2017-03-12 23:00
Theft
phones, computers, money
Not Locked
Thieves entered an unlocked yacht while crew was ashore for the evening. Cash, cellphones and computers were taken. A report was made to the police.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-02-17 21:00
Burglary
all cell phones and chargers onboard.
Not Locked
While ashore in the evening, a yacht on an outside mooring was entered, and thoroughly ransacked. All doors and hatches were closed, but a guest failed to properly engage a lock on one cabin hatch, which the thief discovered and used for enrty/exit. The vendor who rented the mooring had warned the crew of the problems in this bay and suggested taking all cash/passports/valuables with them to dinner. The phones and chargers left behind were taken. Nearby boats were occupied, but not aware of the boarding/burglary.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2017-02-16 00:00
Theft
2 fishing rods
Not Locked
Two fishing rods which were well secured to the boat (lines visibly cut) were stolen overnight while the crew slept. A report was made to the port captain and the police (photos of the fishing gear were provided).
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2017-02-13 11:30
Burglary
Cash, computers, camera, electronics
Locked
Around noon while the crew was ashore their yacht was broken into. The thieves were unable to gain entry through the well secured door, but were able to use a knife (which they left behind) to defeat a hatch lock. They took cash and electronics. 3 of the 4 moorings at the Bat Caves were occupied at the time. A report was made to the SMMA marine park, who refunded the daily mooring fee and advised against leaving boats unoccupied at night. CSSN NOTE: Nighttime burglaries have been a problem at this location for several years. Given that the local thieves have grown significantly bolder, if you choose to visit, consider leaving someone on board at all times.
St. Lucia
Anse Canaries
2016-12-16 23:00
Theft
10' Caribe dinghy, 9.8 HP Nissan outboard, fuel tank, etc.
Locked
A yacht anchored just north of the Canaries fishing village discovered their in-the-water but cable locked dinghy/outboard had been stolen overnight. The thieves apparently used a crow bar to pry the cable/lock eye attachment from the dingy transom. The theft was reported to the police and to Soufriere Marine Management Area (SMMA) officials.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-12-04 17:00
Theft
2 fishing rods
Not Locked
After 2 nights moored in Marigot’s inner bay on a Capella mooring, on the third day the crew went ashore for dinner. Between 4-7pm both fishing rods were stolen from the rod holders on either side of the cockpit. There was no evidence that the thief boarded the yacht. The marina office and police were advised. The victims and CSSN suggest removing all unsecured items of value from the deck/cockpit, and having a record of serial numbers/photos stored in a secure way/place (that cannot be stolen from the yacht) for purposes of investigation and proof of ownership should a theft occur. CSSN NOTE: This is the 2nd theft reported to CSSN within the last month at this location, and the 5th this year. Users can type “Marigot St Lucia” in the search box on any CSSN website page to get a quick summary/links, or utilize the islands reports tab (Northern Windwards) and sort on the location column for easily reviewed details.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-11-16 20:00
Burglary
Cash 3200 $ECD, 150 $CAN, Blackberry, Louis Vuitton belt
Locked
A yacht using a Capella marina mooring in the inner bay at Marigot was burgled while the crew was ashore for dinner. At least 6 other boats were on adjacent moorings but were not aware of the breakin (thru a hatch). The thieves took some effort to conceal their presence, including closing some cabin curtains while they stole cash ($3200 ECD, $150 CAN) a Blackberry and a belt. A report was made to the marina, the port captain and to the police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2016-10-01 01:00
Theft
dinghy and outboard, later returned missing the fuel tank and flip flops
Locked
An in the water, cable locked dinghy was stolen overnight while the owners slept. The cable and line were both cut in a rough way, likely with a hacksaw blade or serrated blade of some kind. The next morning the owners discovered the theft and talked with a fisherman ashore who advised them to make a police report and not to buy a new one, he would try and help locate the missing dinghy. A report was made to the police and on the VHF net. A few hours later some other fishermen arrived towing the "found" dinghy, now minus the fuel tank and flip flops. They asked for and received a $1000 EC reward.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2016-07-04 10:00
Theft
Details unknown
Not Locked
During daylight hours a yacht on a mooring was boarded thru a screened hatch while the crew was ashore. The details of what was stolen are not known, or if a police report was made.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2016-05-13 02:00
Theft
dinghy with 15 HP outboard
Unknown
Details incomplete - a dinghy with 15HP outboard was stolen overnight, the dinghy was found the next day minus the outboard.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-05-07 20:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
A catamaran anchored near Doolittle’s in Marigot Bay, St. Lucia was boarded between 6-9 PM Saturday while the crew was ashore. When they returned they discovered the ladder down and wet footprints on deck. Although the main doors were fully locked, the thieves gained entry thru a poorly secured hatch. They removed cash from a purse left in the saloon and also from a suitcase in one of the cabins. No other items were taken, and 2 wet towels were left behind. A report was made to the local police.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-04-06 19:00
Attempted theft
None
Not Locked
A catamaran on a buoy in the inner lagoon of Marigot Bay was entered thru an unsecured hatch between 7 and 8 PM, while the owners were ashore. The thief gathered items but the unexpected return of the owners caused the thief to escape into the water thru the hull emergency exit. Reported to the Police and the Port Captain.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2016-03-29 04:00:00
Theft
Dinghy gas line and sandals
Not Locked
We were anchored in the outer harbour with three companion boats. We noticed that our dinghy's gas line was missing when we went to use it. Presumably it was stolen overnight, while we were asleep. Our dinghy had been in the water but locked to our boat; but the gas line could be easily unclipped. Later, we also realized that a pair of sandals had also been taken from the dinghy. A report was made to the marina.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2016-03-10 01:10:00
Theft
Dinghy, outboard and fueltank
Not Locked
Overnight, a well secured but unlocked dinghy was taken from an occupied yacht anchored near Gros Islet, in Rodney Bay, St. Lucia. The dinghy is grey, unmarked and type Highfield UL 340 (CN-AFM20190D415) and the outboard a Tohatsu 5 HP (074689AA). Reported to Port Captain, Police, RB Marina and on the local VHF net.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2016-03-02 22:00:00
Assault
Wallets and Camera
N/A
UPDATED as FIRST HAND REPORT 11 March 2016:On the evening of March 2, 2016, returning from dinner ashore at 10 PM, on the SMMA dock that serves the Hummingbird and Still Resorts at Soufriere, St. Lucia, a party of 7 cruisers, accompanied by the Still Resort security guard, were robbed by 3 masked attackers who had a gun, a machete and a club. The security guard was knocked down. The robbers demanded money at gunpoint. They were given wallets and a camera. One woman's purse was cut off her shoulder with the machete. Her husband was struck on the head with the blunt side of the machete. When the group came into the dock originally, they declined the dinghy watching "service" of some teenagers. The teens were quite unhappy about it and threatened to return with a machete. The cruisers departed St. Lucia immediately. The Still Resort staff has kept the victims advised after making a report to the Royal St. Lucia Police, who are investigating. The camera and wallets (containing only ID)have been recovered.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2016-01-01 05:00
Theft
Silent Wind Wind Generator, Regulator, Fenders.
Locked
On the 24th of December I noticed my wind generator had been stolen off the pole on the back of my boat. On the first of January 2016 likely the same individual(s) returned, broke into the boat moored up against a private dock and stole the regulator. It is a Silent Wind generator. The boat is on a private dock in the corner of the lagoon, down near Pizza Pizza. These were very precise crimes. More bizarre was the cutting of the fender tie lines and removal of 3 fenders. They chose a time I was away from the boat over the festive season. Damage was minimal and nothing else was taken or disturbed but the boat was virtually empty, everything not screwed down had already been removed for internal re-varnishing. Anyone with info about this wind generator should contact PC Edwards at Gros Islet CID at +1 758 456 3830
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-05-20 01:35
Assault
knife
Not Locked
In an apparent attempt to rob the vessel, a swimmer tripped over and woke the skipper who was sleeping in the cockpit of a boat anchored near shore at Reduit Beach. The robber proceeded to attack the skipper with a knife; the skipper received 20 stab wounds, 17 of which required stitches, before the skipper was able to throw the attacker overboard. A second person onboard was awakened by the activity and assisted in summoning help and transporting the vicitm to police who were waiting ashore and then transported the victim to the local hospital for treatment Skipper was hospitalized for 6 days and is recovering in St Lucia. A police report was made, but no arrests have followed.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2015-03-16 02:45
Attempted theft
None - unsuccessful attempt to steal dinghy w/ outboard
Locked
A dinghy w/outboard (in the water) was locked to the yacht with a 6mm cable, owner investigated noise at 0245 HRS and interrupted the thief who had just finished cutting the cable with a hacksaw, the thief fled in his own dinghy. Reported to marina and coast guard.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2015-03-06 02:00
Theft
75 HP Yamaha engine
Locked
75 HP Yamaha that was arc welded to the stern of a fishing boat was cut from the boat ( causing damage ) and stolen overnight. Cruisers are not alone in dealing with dinghy/engine theft, this was most certainly a planned theft. The victim made reports to the local Vieux Fort police, and to the local newspaper. For further information see the link http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/vieux-fort-fisherman-boat-engine-stolen/
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-03-02 22:00
Theft
Yamaha 4HP outboard
Locked
Sometime between 2000 & 2200hrs, a dinghy secured to a tree on Reduit beach had the lock /cable that secured the outboard to the dinghy cut. the 4 HP outboard was stolen. Reports to the police and RBM were made.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2015-01-17 21:30
Burglary
Several pieces of electronic equipment were stolen
Unknown
A break-in while the crew was ashore.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-17 01:00
Theft
2 x Montagu Paratrooper Pro folding bikes, black. 18" &20" folding bike frames. These bikes would stand out as they are brand new and have a frame shape that would be easily recognizable.
Locked
We were preparing for day out with bikes left locked to a cleat from previous evening, on the dock right beside the boat. Next morning both bikes were stolen and the cut lock was left hanging on the cleat. We also heard from Marina staff that during the previous night, a dinghy was stolen from a dock on the opposite side of the main Marina Boardwalk. A valuable lesson learned - to keep everything on the boat till we need it. Reported to Marina Staff.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2015-01-16 02:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
dinghy stolen from a yacht in the inner Lagoon on Friday 16th. No details available, at this time.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-16 01:00
Theft
One dinghy
Locked
The dinghy, with attached outboard, had been secured with steel cable and padlock. Dinghy, cable and padlock had all been removed, before dawn on Saturday 17th. Marina & police informed.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2015-01-09 02:00
Burglary
Various items had been removed from the locked yacht.
Locked
The owners had been away from the yacht for ten days; and, noted the break-in, when they returned,
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-19 03:30
Attempted theft
None
Not Locked
A single man paddled a small boat out and climbed up our steering vane structure and proceeded forward on deck in the darkness. His movements woke me, and I came on deck to investigate. My oldest daughter was sleeping in the cockpit at the time, my wife and youngest daughter were below. He said "I'm just a fisherman trying to retrieve my line", but of course he had no fishing gear. He rapidly climbed back into his boat and paddled off. We attempted calls on VHF 16, but no response. The next morning we notified nearby boats and reported it to the police, who had just returned from investigating a burglary on shore by our mooring. We found the boat he had used and subsequently scuttled, but it had been stolen earlier. I was not able to provide a very helpful description to the police. In retrospect, the most valuable action we could have taken would have been pictures. There was ample opportunity to photograph him, and that more than anything else would have aided the local police.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-18 03:00
Attempted Robbery
None
Locked
After 600 € had already been stolen from the boat on the evening before while crew was ashore, the crew tried to lock as many hatches and doors as possible. Only two hatches on the deck of two cabins had been left open, but secured with some ropes. At 3.00 am in the morning, foodsteps were heard on the deck and some of the crew woke up and started to check the boat. One saw a man just stepping down from the catamaran into a little wooden boat with rows and started to shout loudly at him. Soon the whole crew was awoke and two crewmembers went after the man and stopped him. Man said he was just a fisherman and jumped off the boat to flee in the jungle at the shore. Two crew members took the "machete" from his boat and tried to take his boat away from him to show it to the police, but he went back in the water and grabbed his boat. He also tried to grab the "machete", but it was already gone.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-12-17 20:00
Theft
Thieves stole 600 € from two wallets in the cabins.
Not Locked
Boat was locked, only one hatch in the front could not be securely locked. At least two people boarded the boat swiming while crew was ashore for dinner. They got in through the unlocked hatch, closed it again, looked in all cabins and nearly all closets, took the towels from crew to dry themselves, took 600 € from two wallets, opened other hatches to flee. Did not take cameras and i-pad. Probably were disturbed by crew coming back.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-12-15 01:00
Theft
15 HP Yamaha Enduro Outboard Engine
Locked
Wile crew was off island, Yacht stored in yard for antifouling 27 November 2014. Returned to Rodney Bay Marina Yard a about 8.20pm on 3rd Feb 2015. No guard at the main yard gate. Pedestrian gate was wide open. Once onboard it was clear the outboard was missing, and the dinghy was hanging differently. The motor was affixed to the dinghy with a strong stainless steel padlock through the aluminum engine mounting tighteners. Additionally, a steel antitheft cable was looped through the motor lifting handle and affixed to yacht with an additional padlock. The tightener padlock was missing. A piece of sheared aluminum tightener was in the dinghy. Padlock on the steel cable was mangled, but not defeated, so cable was cut. This theft would have taken time and been noisy. After searching, we found a guard with a dog, who asked us if the engine in the guard hut was ours. It was not (A Tohatsu). The guard said that they had interrupted a burglary and that engine had been left under a boat. Judging by green algea growing in the water which colleced as a result of motor being removed, the theft had taken place some time ago, Date of incident is approximate. Reported to Marina and Police.


St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-12-07 01:00
Attempted Theft
Nothing noticed to date
Not Locked
Soufriere on St Lucia, next to the Pitons. We were on a mooring ball next to the bat caves near the town. Boat boys were plentiful, offering services to cruisers. We have always thought them to be helpful...and harmless. We woke to find footprints all over our main salon. Luckily, we had left nothing in plain sight, so nothing was stolen, but we had clearly been boarded. Our neighbors on the next mooring ball were not as lucky. The owner had left his wallet on the main salon table and $300 was stolen from it. The moral of the story is that we should have locked ourselves into the boat when we went to bed.....something we have never felt we needed to do before.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-12-07 01:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Soufriere on St Lucia, next to the Pitons. Boat was boarded in early morning hours while crew was onboard and asleep. Wet footprints on floor in evidence next morning. Wallet on the main salon table had $300 stolen from it.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-10-29 02:00
Burglary
Unknown at this time, owners will inventory on their return to the boat
Locked
Sometime between 10/24 and 10/30 an unoccupied (locked) yacht at the Rodney Bay Marina docks was broken into. The minder noticed damage to the companionway closure and lock. It is not known what may have been stolen. Marina management was notified, who in turn advised the owner and contacted the local police. Owners will inventory for losses on their return to the yacht.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-10-18 21:00
Theft
Several bottles of wine and three bottles of whisky
Not Locked
A yacht at the dock in Rodney Bay Marina was unoccupied while work was being done. The worker locked up the yacht at days end but was likley observed returning the key to agreed hiding place. The next morning the worker discovered the yacht had been burgled, thief took wine and whiskey. Reported to marina management. UPDATE 24 October 2014 : upon further investigation owner found that a handheld GPS, a compass as well as multiple tools from the ships toolbox as well as 2 cans of varnish had also been stolen .
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2014-10-17 12:00
Burglary
non working laptop and tablet
Locked
Sometime during the prior week a locked boat on a marina mooring in the inner lagoon of Rodney Bay was burgled. Absentee owners were provided photos by the marina who rented the mooring and minded the unoccupied boat. Owners will complete a full inventory on their return. Noticably missing were a nonworking laptop and tablet. Interior was ransacked and minor damage to lock/entry was noted. Marina management has made repairs and indicated that a police report was filed, but no copy has been made available to the owner.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-10-17 03:00
Theft
cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Thief boarded and unlocked charter boat while crew were sleeping, entered cabins and removed cash from wallets and cell phone(s), reported to the charter company.
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2014-10-16 04:00
Theft
iPhones,camera and cash
Not Locked
A boat moored at the Bat Caves was unocked and boarded overnight while crew slept, cash was removed from a wallet and phones and camera were taken from the main cabin. Reported to the local police. Another boat in the same anchorage was also boarded, but the thief was heard and jumped overoard when captain went topside to investigate.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-09-29 02:00
Theft
BBQ
Locked
Sometime during the week of September 29 2014,a yacht docked at RBM was boarded and the BBQ which was secured with wing nuts and tie wraps to the stern rail was removed. It is possible that the crew was not on board at the time of the theft. Reported to marina management and the police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2014-09-28 02:00
Theft
Dinghy anchor. Fuel tank had been disturbed; but, not removed.
Not Locked
The overnight theft was noted in the morning. The displaced fuel tank drew attention to the missing anchor. Reported to marina management .
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2014-06-30 02:00
Theft
Money, passports, credit cards, camera
Not Locked
Crew was awakened at about 2 AM when intruder was attempting to steal a computer. Captain yelled and the man jumped overboard and swam to a dinghy piloted by an accomplice waiting nearby. The thief shouted death threats while swimming away with a purse containing cash,passports,credit cards and a camera. Another boat in Rodney Bay was also boarded by thieves the same night. Both incidents were reported to the local police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2014-05-12 01:00
Theft
02 dinghies stolen overnight from Rodney Bay
Unknown
2 dinghies stolen overnight, no further details available
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2014-04-22 10:30
Theft
Cash and cellphones
Not Locked
cash and cellphones taken from drawer while crew was sleeping a few feet away, reported to the police
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2014-01-17 20:00
Assault resulting in death
N/A
N/A
Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Pratt update
Example of another update (news)
https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/update-hog-island-grenada-assault/
our current (taken from hotspots)
DATE: 2014-01-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: N/A
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Link to current YW article
http://www.yachtingworld.com/news/widow-of-murdered-yachtsman-fears-killers-may-not-face-trial-104405
so, we need a NEWS item, and an update to the basic record (db and hotspots)
for the basic record ,
CSSN UPDATE: February 10, 2017 - The widow of victim Roger Pratt has been interviewed by Yachting World magazine LINK HERE and provides additional details about this tragic event. Three years have passed and while the 4 suspects remain in custody, no progress towards trial is evident.
St. Lucia
Marigot
2014-01-12 19:00
Theft
Cash and cellphones
Not Locked
Between 7-8PM while crew ashore cash and cellphones stolen from closed but not locked charter boat, reported to the police
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2014-01-05 02:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Awoke to the sound of someone trying to open the locked cockpit door. Thief was trying to force it open using a winch handle. Captain turned on the cockpit light and went outside to confront the guy, but he jumped over the side. By the time a torch was located thief was gone continued searching the shoreline for 20 minutes but found no one. Nothing was taken.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2013-12-19 15:00
Robbery
Cell Phones and cash
Locked
While the crew of four were a sleep. Doors were locked but forced open. Money and a cellphone were stolen.nobody awoke. Rainy windy night with lots of sounds around.
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2013-08-04 00:00
Burglary
Computer, binoculars, watch, other items
Locked
Left boat at 10:15 and returned at 16:50, companionway hasp forced off and hatchway open. Boat ransacked, computer, binoculars and watch stolen along with canvas bag. Reported to the police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2013-01-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Used a hydraulic bolt cutter stolen from a local hardware store!!
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2012-11-13 00:00
Burglary
Snorkel gear, laptop, camera, etc.
Locked
Captain ashore 1130-1415; burglars apparently swam 1/4 m from shore to boat; also took, wine, food, clearance papers; left knife onboard. Marine police came in 20 min; laptop and papers found on beach
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2012-10-09 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy lifted on davits; 15 HP outboard not locked to dinghy. Reported to police.
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2012-09-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and outboard locked to yacht but not lifted out of water - four other dinghies/outboards stolen this month - reported to the police.
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2012-06-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 22:00, 4 men swam to boat and tried to climb on board. Crew scared them off with spear gun. Called mayday, picked up by MRCC who called SLCG who met boat at Marigot to take report
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2012-05-25 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Between 2100 and 2230, 11 ft Caribe and 20 HP Honda 4 stroke taken from marina dinghy dock, locked to dock with 6 m chain. Called police who patrolled for several hours in police boat.
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2011-12-24 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phones, Ipod, cash, etc.
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner; lost cell phones, ipod, cash, watches, trainers, chocolate bars.smashed thru another port to get out. Police and SMMA rangers notified
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-07-03 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Red dinghy with 9.9 HP 4S outboard, lock cut with bolt cutters
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-07-03 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard (recovered)
Locked
Gray dinghy and 15 HP 4S outboard, lock cut with bolt cutters and left on yacht deck; dinghy and outboard later found by owner in mangroves at Marigot Bay
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-06-15 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
While ashore for airport transfers early afternoon, burglar ransacked boat and took computer, iPod, camera
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-06-12 00:00
Burglary
Computer
Locked
While ashore clearing out during the day; had to go back to shore to report to police who would not come to inspect boat
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2011-06-10 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Between 2000-2200, lock cut with bolt cutters. Took computer and other personal electronics, reported
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-04-27 00:00
Burglary
Cash and goods
Locked
While ashore for airport transfers, burglar ransacked boat and took $3000 british pounds worth of cash and goods; 3 weeks later police accepted report
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2011-03-04 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Mid-afternoon, boarders took iPods, dvd player, toiletries, food, liquor, 2 life vests; probably swimmers - found wet foot prints in cabin
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2011-02-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
After 10 pm, Honda soft-floor dinghy and Yamaha 15 HP outboard, reported
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2011-01-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard, etc.
Locked
20 HP Yamaha taken from dinghy locked to mall dock; also everything else in the dinghy
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2010-12-17 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
Dinghy tied to fishermen's dock
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2010-12-15 00:00
Theft
Laptop, binoculars, etc.
Not Locked
Returned to boat late afternoon; found wet footprints on carpet. Total value of items stolen $300 us
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
2010-04-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Yamaha 15HP and Caribe dinghy
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2010-02-01 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Nearby cruisers chased boarded off boat on mooring in inner lagoon
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2009-09-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Between 25-30 Sept. 15 HP Yamaha taken from motor mount on stern of yacht in slip at marina
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Gros Islet
2009-05-13 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to boat, outboard locked to dinghy - 10HP Mercury and fuel line but left full tank of fuel
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-05-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Between 8-10pm at Eagles in dock, attempt to take 15 HP Yamaha, locked and bolted to transom of dinghy
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Kid took apart D ring holding chain to dinghy hull, left chain and lock on dock; police not interested
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-13 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Repeated calls to police on VHF 16 no answer
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2009-03-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from dock to Super J grocery store; kid took it for joy ride
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2009-02-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Red 4 meter dinghy with white trim, center console, 50 HP Honda 4 stroke
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-12-24 00:00
Theft
Laptop
Not Locked
Between midnight and 5 am boarder stole laptop; neighboring yacht heard someone on their deck but they were locked in
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-07-05 00:00
Theft
Nothing
Not Locked
1300-1500, tied to Hummingbird dock, returned to find dinghy stuck under dock, stern anchor dislodged, sand and mud in dinghy, bow deflated, engine cover scratched, moldling ripped; approaced by several youth who offered for a fee to see that no further vandalism to dinghy
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2008-04-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to supermarket access dock at night; returned from dinner to find cable cut; reported to Gros Islet police. Fisherman found and police returned dinghy and outboard two days later
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2008-03-28 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Discovered US$700 cash missing when paying for mooring; think it was night before while off boat for dinner; forward hatch closed but not locked
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2008-03-07 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Returned to boat to find broken in; called police but no answer; called SMMA rangers who brought police out early next morning
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2008-01-27 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
Owners away, caretaker discovered companionway broken through; cupboards & drawers ruffled; don't know what taken until owners return
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2008-01-27 00:00
Burglary
Computers, iPod, camcorder
Locked
Between 1915-2200, crew off boat. Returned to find companionway door open and his backpack w/ computer lying on settee, hers gone; offering $1000US reward
St. Lucia
Marigot
2007-12-06 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Tied at marina, cash taken from wallet during day
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2007-11-22 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phone, camera, cash
Locked
Returned from dinner at Hummingbird to find missing expensive perfume, digital camera, 5 cell phones, 350 euros
St. Lucia
Soufriere Bat Caves
2007-10-31 00:00
Burglary
Cameras, cell phones, jewelry, etc
Locked
Returned from dinner at Hummingbird to find missing laptop, ipod, cell phones, jewelry, clothes, backpack, cash
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2007-06-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy nav light
N/A
Public dock during day. Hired fellow to watch dinghy. Returned at 3 PM to find nav light gone. Reported to police and SMMA ranger
St. Lucia
Pitons
2007-06-16 00:00
Theft
Whisker pole and line
N/A
Left mooring at 0400 to Bequia; when light, discovered whisker pole and 25 ft of line gone ;valued US$1425
St. Lucia
Marigot
2007-06-12 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Left small hatch open for air, when returned from dinner found hatch opened and cash gone; reported to police in Soufriere
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2007-04-29 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Boat left in slip under very bright light, returned from 3 weeks in states to find front hatch sunbrella cover off and hatch opened. Appeared to be nothing missing. Several days later, found under-bed locker ruffled and 2 cash stashes gone. Police have decided The claim is bogus.
St. Lucia
Pitons
2007-04-29 00:00
Burglary
Cash and cellphone
Locked
Owners at dinner on shore, 3 men swam to boat, took cell phone and cash; owners returned and alerted police who called Jalousie security who caught men at Jalousie gate. Police arrested suspects and took report
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2007-04-23 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
9 foot inflatable locked to dock outside condo; dinghy cut to get it from dock and taken to dark location where cut through masters bar and padlock to get outboard; dinghy left
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Marina
2007-01-27 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Returned to boat to find man leaving with stuff, took photo for report, 1 Feb. man arrested
St. Lucia
Petit Trou
2006-11-30 00:00
Theft
Speargun, machete
Not Locked
Between 0900-1700, 2 teenage boys swam out and got in via hatch, seen by others who got police, almost everything recovered, boys sentenced to week-end in jail and 6 days community service
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-06-18 00:00
Assault
Computer, cameras, cash
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men, captain knocked unconscious and severely beaten, woman raped, tv interview. Update 6/28 3 men arrested and awaiting trial
St. Lucia
Soufriere
2006-06-08 00:00
Theft
Computer, cell phone
Not Locked
At Bat Cave moorings, also reported to SMMA rangers
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-04-22 00:00
Burglary
Video camera, etc.
Locked
While crew ashore 2000-2030
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
2006-04-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
About 2 am, swimmer hit with flashlight and chased off boat
St. Lucia
Pigeon Island
2006-02-27 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
About 0130, scared off boarder who escaped in small dinghy
St. Lucia
Vieux Fort
2006-02-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Midnight found swimmer in main cabin, scared off, dinghk locked!!!
St. Lucia
Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
2006-01-05 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dink came loose from boat in marina slip and drifted to other side of lagoon, found next day with no outboard
St. Lucia
Anse La Raye
2006-01-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Will not report; embarrassed that not locked
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