THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS: St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada (including Carriacou & Petite Martinique), Trinidad & Tobago

 

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
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay Marina
2018-10-27 22:00
Attempted theft
Dinghy
Locked
At about 2200 hrs a swimmer arrived at a private dock in Mt. Hartman Bay and lowered a dinghy from its davits. He discovered that the dinghy was securely locked to the dock/davits and then attempted to remove the outboard, which was also securely locked . Unsuccessful, he jumped back into the water and swam away. A police report was made, and the owners provided video surveillance to aid the investigation.
Grenada
Grenada Grand Mal
2018-10-14 01:00
Theft
11 ft aluminum dinghy/ 5 HP outboard
Unknown
A dinghy/outboard was stolen overnight, no further details available.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2018-06-16 10:00
Robbery
handbag
N/A
Two women walking in the Dove Sanctuary were robbed of a handbag by a man wielding a machete. A police report was made. This path is used often by cruisers, and was the site of an attempted sexual assault in 2015.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay Marina
2018-03-01 22:00
Theft
dinghy with 18HP Tohatsu
Not Locked
An unlocked dinghy at the Secret Harbour dock was stolen the night of the full moon party, reported to the police and Coast Guard. Witnesses report seeing the dinghy being towed out of the bay.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2018-02-25 23:00
Theft
Yamaha 15HP outboard, fuel tank and line
Locked
An 11' AB Aluminium dinghy was chained to a motorboat on the beach over night. The Yamaha 15HP outboard was securely locked to the dinghy. The thief was well prepared with tools, and after removing the engine cover, removed the entire powerhead, and then replaced the cover. The fuel line and tank were also stolen. A police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay Marina
2018-02-24 22:00
Theft
engine-less dinghy
Locked
An engine-less dinghy chained to the marina dock was stolen. It is not known if a police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Hog Island
2017-12-05 10:00
Other
N/A
N/A
A lone female was dropped off at Hog Island. At approximately 10 am she was verbally accosted by a male in a lewd, sexual way. She strongly rebuffed the unwelcomed behavior and was able to get some distance away. Her husband returned to the island shortly thereafter and they departed immediately. A police report was made.

CSSN NOTE: This location was the point of origin for a very serious assault in 2016. Even in the daytime is it isolated and best visited in the company of others.


Grenada
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay Marina
2017-10-17 23:00
Theft
185ft 1/2inch Anchor Chain
Not Locked
Overnight 185 ft. of ½ inch anchor chain was stolen. It had been stored in a metal barrel with a closed lid under a yacht located next to the restaurant at Clarkes Court Bay Boatyard. The owners discovered the theft the next day, the barrel had not been moved and the lid had been put back in place. Boatyard security/management was informed immediately, and admitted this was not the first theft of a significant amount of chain from the yard. The boatyard was well searched but no chain was found and owners “put out the word” that all they wanted was the chain back. The next day during a driving rain the owners were told by a boatyard subcontractor that a pile of chain was at the end of the yard, in an area that had been thoroughly searched the prior evening. It was their chain, lying on the same blue bag that had previously contained it, inside the now empty barrel. No police report was filed.

CSSN NOTE: While this may seem a satisfactory ending for these owners, others who visit this yard, or any other yard or marina, should ask about any incidents and make certain management has put effective processes in place to prevent theft from the premises. Asking these questions BEFORE you patronize a facility will allow you to make informed decisions, and serves as a reminder of the importance of good security to those responsible for providing it. Those who have put robust processes in place, and then monitor their effectiveness, will be proud to tell you about them. Then make your own inspection. Examples of effective controls include well secured perimeters, gate control with logged access landside, 24HR monitoring of waterside access, robust video surveillance, inspection of exiting vehicles/backpacks, a posted policy of “zero tolerance” and prosecution of offenders.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:25
Attempted theft
None known
Locked
Boat #4 . See prior incident for related information LINK
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:10
Theft
generator
Unknown
Boat #3, see prior incident for related information LINK
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-15 09:00
Theft
dinghy
Unknown
Boat #2 . See prior incident for related information LINK
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-10 00:01
Theft
single person kayak - blue
Not Locked
Single person kayak (blue) stolen from dock in Prickly Bay, not able to confirm if locked or if a police report was made.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-09-01 04:00
Theft
generator, dinghy with outboard, other items
Unknown
Multiple breakins/thefts overnight from 4-6 occupied and unoccupied yachts. Minor altercation with thief, who escaped, when discovered by the onboard owners. Not known if police reports were made, details incomplete. CSSN NOTE: We all depend on each other to make reports, if you were a victim, or have direct knowledge about these events please contact CSSN at safetyandsecuritynet@gmail.com (LINK)
CSSN UPDATE: September 15, 2017. A first hand report has been received from one of the victims. The captain and crew of an occupied catamaran at anchor in Prickly Bay were awakened at 04:30 when a thief who had boarded lowered and disconnected the raised dinghy/outboard from its davits, it was not locked to the yacht. After much yelling other boats in the anchorage became aware of the situation and the thief attempted to escape in the stolen dinghy. He drifted away but could not get it to start. He removed and discarded the fuel line before paddling it back to the yacht to retrieve his yellow kayak to make another escape attempt. A scuffle ensued but the thief escaped in the kayak which had remained tied behind the yacht. The dinghy was recovered, minus the fuel line. A report was made the next day to police/coast guard. The coast guard were in possession of (and trying to locate the true owners) another dinghy and also a compressor, found tied behind another (unoccupied) yacht the same night. Later, other yachts were found to have evidence of attempted break-ins.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-08-27 01:30
Burglary
Electronics, dinghy and outboard
Locked
An unoccupied catamaran was burgled overnight. The break in was discovered the next morning by the minder. The thief/thieves broke the door lock and thoroughly ransacked the interior of the boat, then badly damaged the main electrical panel and cut cables before removing electronics. Davit lines for the raised dinghy with outboard were slashed and it was stolen. There was no attempt to conceal the break in. The Coast Guard and police were summoned by the minder and are investigating.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-07-11 04:00
Theft
12 ft. AB rib with 25 HP Yamaha engine
Locked
A dinghy/outboard locked to a private dock was stolen overnight. The same night 2 other boats were boarded and ransacked at this same dock and a nearby dinghy's outboard was stolen from a lifted dinghy on an unoccupied yacht. Owners believe all events are related and were conducted from the water vs. land side . A police report was made, and also announced on the VHF net.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2017-07-11 04:00
Theft
15 HP Suzuki 4 stroke engine
Locked
An unoccuopied yacht on a mooring had its dinghy's outboard stolen overnight. The dinghy was lifted and the outboard was locked to the dinghy.The same night a dinghy at a nearby dock was stolen and 2 boats at the same dock were ransacked. A police report was made and this was also announced on the VHF net.
Grenada
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay Marina
2017-03-15 15:45
Burglary
Sliding door lock set, refrigeration gauges and equipment, saltwater fishing equipment, dive bcd and regulator, beer, kitchen knives, and misc small items
Locked
Owners returned to their yacht which had been stored on the hard for several months. They discovered that the entire lockset on the sliding door to their catamaran was missing, and that the boat had been ransacked. A variety of items (tools,dive gear,fishing gear, etc.) were missing and empty beer bottles littered the salon table. It is impossible to remove the lockset without first opening with the key, and there was a deep scratch near the door. This was reported to the boatyard manager who indicated the key they had was secure and that he did not believe yard personnel were involved.

CSSN NOTE: This report was received more than a year after the theft occurred. It is included in our records for completeness.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2017-02-01 12:00
Theft
Folding propeller
Locked
A catamaran on a Prickly Bay Marina mooring discovered one of its two folding Kiwi props was missing after powering up and preparing to move. Divers conducted an immediate and very thorough search, and the prop was not found on the hard packed sandy bottom. The shaft was clean where the prop had been. Reported to the marina, who after the divers report agreed it had been stolen.
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2016-10-29 01:30
Assault
None
N/A
At 1:30 AM a female cruiser was attacked from behind and pushed to the ground, banging her head, outside the toilet area in Port Louis Marina. The victim believed he was after her purse. She struggled, kicked and yelled, and eventually two marina guards arrived as the attacker fled (without the purse). A report was made to the local police the next morning.
Grenada
Grenada Clarkes Court Bay
2016-10-22 20:00
Burglary
computer, cellphone, wallet, speargun
Locked
During the evening a locked yacht at anchor was burgled while crew was ashore. The thief took a computer, cellphone, wallet, and a speargun. A report was made on the VHF net.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-10-10 10:00
Theft
15 HP Mercury outboard
Unknown
15 HP Mercury outboard was stolen from the stern rail of an unoccupied yacht. It is not known if it was locked or if a police report was made, date approximate.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:30
Attempted Burglary
none
Locked
2nd of 3 boats, see prior, next reports
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:30
Attempted Burglary
none
Locked
3rd of 3 boats, see prior reports
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2016-09-26 04:00
Burglary
Flare gun
Locked
Three yachts moored on private moorings in Chemin Bay were similarly vandalised overnight. All were unoccupied but locked. All 3 boats were ransacked. Lockers were opened and the contents strewn about the cabin sole. Power tools, hand tools, cell phones and radios were left behind, only a flare gun was taken from one of the affected yachts. The police and Coast Guard were notified. The police believe the thief stole a local dinghy to gain access, it was found abandoned in the nearby mangroves. The police indicated that they have a suspect who is known to have done this type of thing previously. CSSN NOTE: These 3 incidents are very similar to 3 that occured in this same bay in late 2014, the thief seemingly had a "shopping list" on those occasions as well. LINK TO THE 3 REPORTS https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/grenada-chemin-bay-previous-reports/
Grenada
Clarkes Court Bay
2016-09-16 20:00
Burglary
Two computers, 800 euros, clothing, cellphones and shargers, candy, a large combat knife.
Locked
We departed our boat at 1715, and left it fully closed and locked. We returned at 2130 to find the companionway lock broken, and the cabin tossed. Some items were not taken (radios, handheld GPS) but cash, laptops, chargers, cell phones, a large knife and bags of ginger candy were. CG and Police were called and responded promptly. The next day, a dinghy stolen from a nearby dock the same night (see previous report) was recovered, and the same type candy (empty wrapper) that was taken from our boat was found inside.
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2016-09-16 19:01
Theft
Dinghy with Yamaha Outboard
Locked
Our dinghy was locked at the Woburn concrete dock while we were having dinner. There were several other dinghies there as well. When we returned to the dinghy to leave, we discovered the locking cable was completely severed. Another dinghy (see previous report) had cut marks on their cable. Reported to the CG, police, the nearby restaurant and on the VHF net. The next morning the dinghy was found by other cruisers beached in a cove about 1/4 mile south of the dock without further damage and with its outboard. A candy wrapper found inside the recovered dinghy was the same type that had been taken from a locked yacht that was burglarized in a nearby bay the same night. (see next report)
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2016-09-16 19:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
A dinghy locked to Woburn dock has its locking cable slashed, but not fully. Another dinghy (also cable locked) was stolen. Reported to the CG and Police, on the VHF net and to the nearby restaurant. (see next report)
Grenada
Port Louis Marina
2016-08-17 10:00
Burglary
Two bags containing passport, wallet with identification as well as about US$300 in cash.
Locked
The sesame-type combination padlock on the salon door was jimmied or leveraged apart while the owners and crew were off the boat during the day. Bags were stolen from inside and the lock was put back in place. The owners thought the lock had failed (they had to use a slightly different combination to get it open) due to salt water corrosion, so they discarded and replaced it. The owners were not aware of the theft at the time it occurred but became aware of the theft when a local woman who found some of the non-cash items returned them a few days later. A report was made to the marina and police.
Grenada
Grenada Hog Island
2016-07-30 17:00
Assault
N/A
At about 1700 a male cruiser left his wife aboard and took his dog by dinghy for a walk on the east end of Hog Island. After a short while he was met by 3 english speaking men and was greeted in a friendly manner, he continued the walk. After about 20 minutes he began his return to the dinghy and encountered a family of 5, who played with the dog for a few minutes. Continuing the walk, and almost back to the dinghy he encountered the same 3 men, who invited him to join them. When the cruiser did so, one of the men, the Primary Perpetrator, (PP) produced a small handgun, pointed it at him, and demanded that the cruiser dinghy them out to the yacht, stating that the cruiser, the family of 5, and the dog would all be killed if the cruiser refused, and that the 3 would then go to the vessel (where the cruiser’s wife had remained).

At approximately 1800, the cruiser transported 2 of the perpetrators, (PP) and a 2nd Perpetrator, (2P) to the anchored yacht, where the PP demanded that the cruising couple haul anchor and provide transport to Puerto Rico. The yacht’s engine had not functioned for several weeks, but PP demanded that the couple sail out of the bay and then to Puerto Rico. It was clear neither perpetrator had skills as a mariner. The couple complied, but the yacht became grounded while leaving the bay and was unable to proceed. The PP assaulted both the husband and wife as well as his accomplice, while showing signs of instability, sometimes mumbling and shouting incoherently at no one.

At approximately 1930 the PP forced the wife and his accomplice into the dinghy, indicating that he would hold the wife hostage until the husband freed the yacht and they were able to proceed to Puerto Rico. The dinghy was then taken to the mainland of Grenada, landing in the area of Fort Jeudy (approx. 1.5 miles away). PP forced the wife and his accomplice to proceed to an unoccupied home with him. Over the next several hours, PP continued to assault both the wife and his accomplice (2P).

At approximately 2330, PP forced the wife and 2P to return to the dinghy, and attempted to return to the yacht. On approach, the presence of other vessels engaged in assisting the husband with the stranded yacht discouraged PP from re-boarding and hijacking the yacht. They returned to shore, PP and 2P eventually departed, and the wife was able to return by dinghy to the yacht at about 0100, July 31.

Those assisting the yacht were then informed of the circumstances and authorities were summoned, and the Grenada Coast Guard arrived promptly to provide assistance. They remained with the yacht overnight, while the couple received medical treatment, which is ongoing. The yacht has been refloated, but was damaged. The primary perpetrator (PP) has been identified and is being sought by the local police.

CSSN NOTE: This report is classified as second hand, we would like to thank the close friends of the victims who provided the report on their behalf.


Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#2)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#3)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#4)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#5)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#5)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#5)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#6)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#7)
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-14 01:00
Burglary
Unknown
Unknown
Details incomplete, during the past 10 days 8 unoccupied boats at a variety of locations in the anchorage were broken into. All owners absent but Coast Guard has been notified. (#8)
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2016-07-06 02:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
Overnight an attempt was made to steal an outboard from an in the water dinghy. The outboard was locked to the dinghy, and the dinghy to the yacht. The attempt was discovered in the morning. The gas tank had been disconnected, the lifting strap removed and motor key ripped off. Reported to the Coast Guard.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2016-07-06 01:00
Burglary
Unknown at present, will provide inventory when owner returns.
Locked
Between 5 and 8 July an unoccupied boat moored in Mt. Hartman bay was broken into. The minder discovered the external lock on the companionway gone and the interior thoroughly ransacked. A report was made to the Coast Guard and the owner will complete an inventory upon return. CSSN UPDATE : Owners have done an initial inventory, a computer was taken. It has since been discovered that many (7) other unoccupied boats in a variety of locations in this bay have suffered a similar fate during the last week, details on those burglaries are incomplete at this time.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
DETAILS INCOMPLETE - 2nd of 3 dinghies/outboards stolen overnight.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard
Unknown
DETAILS INCOMPLETE - 3rd of 3 dinghies/outboards stolen overnight.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2016-06-11 03:00
Theft
AB 9'6" aluminum dinghy and Nissan 9.8 hp Outboard
Not Locked
A dinghy/outboard hoisted on the port side was stolen overnight from an occupied yacht. It was not locked to the yacht. The theft was reported to the police, the boatyard and later on the VHF net, two other dinghies were also stolen the same night. Details for those thefts are not currently available. CSSN NOTES: Securely locking (visibly) a hoisted dinghy can make the difference. Additionally, using cable (vs. rope) for the harness to a height sufficient to make it out of “machete reach” can further reduce the chance of theft. Making timely first hand reports helps other cruisers, it’s easy with the CSSN online reporting form! https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/?p=665
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2016-05-29 22:00
Theft
14 ft AB dinghy with 15 HP Yamaha
Not Locked
An in the water but not locked dinghy stolen between 9-10 PM, reported to the Coast Guard.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2015-07-20 19:00
Theft
"cleaned out" a monohull ketch at anchor in Prickly Bay.
Unknown
1 of 2 boats boarded one evening in Prickly Bay while owners were ashore, thief/thieves "cleaned out" a monohull ketch at anchor. Details are incomplete and not confirmed, unknown if boat was locked. Incident reported on the local VHF net, police apparently involved. CSSN NOTE: First person reports can be submitted anytime, and CSSN will update/correct our records. Please submit a report if you are involved in an incident, and remind/assist others in making reports .... they may have lost their communication devices.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2015-07-20 19:00
Theft
laptop, possibly more
Unknown
2nd of 2 boats boarded one evening in Prickly Bay while owners ashore, details are incomplete and not confirmed. Boat may not
have been locked. Reported on the local VHF net, also possibly to the local police.

CSSN NOTE: First person reports can be submitted anytime, and CSSN will update/correct our records. Please submit a report if you are involved in an
incident, and remind/assist others in making reports .... they may have lost their communication devices.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2015-07-18 04:00
Theft
10 ft rigid fiberglass dinghy with 6hp 4S engine
Not Locked
Between 4-5 AM an unlocked in the water dinghy with outboard was stolen from a boat anchored outside St. Georges lagoon. Dinghy was later found, minus the outboard. Police were notified.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2015-05-08 21:00
Burglary
computers,iPad,phones, etc.
Locked
A boat anchored in the southern area outside St. Georges was boarded and burgled between 2030 and 2330 HRS while the owners were ashore for dinner. The boat was locked but the criminals were able to force open a hatch and steal computers, an iPad, phones, etc. A police report was made, and they are investigating.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-11-27 00:00
Burglary
Pepper spray and cutlass.
Locked
The boat was heavily ransacked. Crew not living aboard for several months.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-11-10 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Nothing taken
Locked
A small piece of wood was broken off next to each of the padlocks for the two companionways. No one found the the companionway hatches open and it appears that the cabins were not entered. Apparently nothing was taken from the on deck lockers which are unlocked.
Grenada
Grenada Chemin Bay
2014-10-30 00:00
Burglary
One or two small items.
Locked
The boat was heavily ransacked, but only one or two small items stolen. Crew not living aboard for several months.
Grenada
Clarke's Court Bay
2014-09-22 23:53
Attempted Theft
None. Attempted Theft of Chained and Locked Dinghy. Would-be thief and accessory caught.
Locked
About midnight, one man boarded via swim platform. Occupant of vessel entered cockpit with iPhone light and perpetrator jumped into the water and swam to a fishing boat, where accomplice was waiting for him. Fishing boat is called "SPOIL CHILD". Securite' call was put out over VHF channel 68, air horn was sounded and nearby cruisers lit up the cove with spotlights on the fishing boat. Fellow cruisers circled the fishing boat in their dinghies while spotlights were held, until the Grenada Coast Guard arrived and took the two men (one soaking wet from the sea) and their boat into custody. They were turned over to the police. Eyewitness reports were made with the GCG and the Grenada Police Dept. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Grenada chose not to charge them and released them.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2014-09-22 02:30
Theft
dinghy and outboard , dinghy later found abandoned minus the outboard
Not Locked
Between 2:30 and 3:00 AM unsecured bright yellow Caribe CX10 dinghy was stolen from behind boat in Mt. Hartman Bay. Next day the dinghy was found, the Yamaha Enduro 15 HP outboard was gone. Not known if this was reported to the local police or CG.
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2014-09-15 16:00
Attempted Theft
Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles
Locked
Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles
Grenada
Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
2014-09-15 16:00
Theft
2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina
Not Locked
2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:15
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered a LOCKED yacht after jiggling the lock mechanism free. Items stolen included personal electronics. This incident and 3 other boardings/thefts the same night/same anchorage were reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. 4 boats were victimized in this anchorage overnight
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating.This is incident for boat 1 of 3
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. This is incident for boat 2 of 3.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-08-14 03:00
Theft
Phones, iPads, laptops
Not Locked
Theives using a rowboat boarded/entered 3 UNLOCKED yachts while the owners slept. They stole laptops, phones and personal electronics. Reported to the Coast Guard and local police who are investigating. This is incident for boat 3 of 3.
Grenada
Grenada St. David's Grenada Marine boatyard
2014-07-23 00:00
Burglary
Cameras, laptop, other items TBD
Locked
Grenada Marine (GM) advised the absent owners of a yacht stored on the hard that it had been broken into via a hatch and burglarized. Using photos provided by GM owners found noticebly missing were a laptop and cameras. Owners will inventory for other losses on their return. GM management secured the yacht and agreed to install a complimentary motion sensor within 2 weeks, unknown if GM reported this incident to the local police, or if other yachts were affected.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2014-04-14 02:00
Theft
Unknown
Not Locked
Owner awoke at 2 AM to find a man on his boat, who jumped into the water and swam away carrying something, but nothing was taken. The next morning he learned that the boat anchored next to him had been boarded the same night while the owner was asleep in the cockpit and items were taken. Reports were made to the Grenada police .
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2014-02-20 00:00
Burglary
Lots stolen including the watermaker, the lithium ion batteries, the electric heads, all electronics and anything small
Locked
Yacht was left unattended in in Prickly Bay. It was broken into over a 4 day period, lots stolen, reported to the police.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2014-01-16 22:00
Theft
Cash, cell phones, food
Not Locked
Thief swam to yacht boarded when crew asleep. Ate some food then stole cash and cellphones from same cabin crew was asleep in. Proceeded to take dingy and outboard back to shore, not reported
Grenada
Grenada St. George's IWW dock
2013-11-22 12:00
Theft
Gasoline
Locked
Gas siphoned from outboard tank, not reported
Grenada
Grenada St. David's Grenada Marine boatyard
2013-11-22 12:00
Burglary
Computers,VHF,binoculars
Locked
The owner (remote) of a yacht in storage at Grenada Marine was informed it had been broken into, and provided photos of the ransacked interior by the hired minder. 3 other (unoccupied) stored boats were also victimized, 2 suspects in custody.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2013-10-06 17:00
Burglary
Laptops, cameras, misc other electronic items
Locked
Boat was boarded by intruders, hatch broken into and several items were stolen while owners where ashore to play dominos. Reported to the police.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's Port Louis Marina
2013-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy left at Port Louis Marina dock, stolen between 18:00-22:00. Dinghy and outboard recovered undamaged at Whisper Cove the next day.
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2013-09-27 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Owner saw 2 people in red dinghy cut loose dinghy tied to boat, went out as they left leaving dinghy adrift.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2013-06-01 00:00
Theft
Liferaft
Locked
The crew left the yacht at 1815 on Saturday and when they returned Sunday morning, they discovered the liferaft had gone. Yacht had been boarded and the liferaft was removed from an extremely well designed carrier on the deck of the yacht. Attempts to break into the locked yacht proved damage but had failed. Reported to the police.
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay
2012-08-31 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Taken from dock near marina: 15 HP Yamaha, locked to dinghy transom and dinghy locked to dock. Reported to police.
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2012-07-26 00:00
Theft
Tender
Not Locked
16 ft speedboat, blue hull w/ 2 mermaids; recovered 7/27 from mangroves in Clarkes Court Bay, damaged
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2012-07-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
10 ft Carib and 15 HP Yamaha, reported to police
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2012-02-27 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
While on island tour, someone took Yamaha fuel line from just this dinghy, which was locked to the jetty. Nothing taken from the six other dinghies at the jetty.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-12-14 00:00
Assault
Computer, cell phone, cash
N/A
Just after midnight., 4 men armed with 1 or more machetes, tied up and beat captain, put plastic bag over her head, ransacked boat, took her dinghy to get back to shore and left at beach; 17 Dec. - police have arrested 4 people
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-08-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 9.8 Suzuki locked to yacht; cable cut, reported
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2011-08-06 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
N/A
While crew was asleep
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2011-07-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Attempt to take dinghy and new 20 HP Honda outboard; dinghy double locked to yacht, cut one lock and left
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Spice Island Marine
2011-04-30 00:00
Burglary
Electronics, including radar
Locked
On stands at back of yard by road; while crew away from boat, boarded via 12x12 hatch including the radar
Grenada
Grenada Hog Island
2011-04-10 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
Swimmer caught in act, swam away. Police found pile of clothes in mangroves
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2011-01-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
During luch hour; owners got CG and gave chase; 2 of 3 got away; 1 in hospital and talking; may have been responsible for thefts late December/early January
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2011-01-26 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Late evening/early morning
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2011-01-08 00:00
Theft
Block and tackle
N/A
From dinghy davits. Possibly attempt to get dinghy
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay Big Fish
2010-12-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Aluminum dinghy, 15 HP outoard taken during lunch hour
Grenada
Petite Martinique
2010-12-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Lodestar dink & 5 hp o/b; neighboring yacht (see below) helped search. Dink recovered by 2 locals on nearby beach
Grenada
Petite Martinique
2010-12-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Engine wouldn't start; thieves swam back to shore. Crew on board eating dinner
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-11-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Yellow Caribe dinghy with 15 HP outboard; fisherman from l'esterre returned dinghy on 17 nov - no outboard
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-10-29 00:00
Burglary
Personal electronics
Locked
Took dvd players and other small items. Most of the boats in the bay had gone into the mangroves for passage of hurricane Tomas
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2010-09-20 00:00
Theft
Patrol Boat
Not Locked
Marine Park patrol boat taken from mooring: 21 ft catfish, green canvas & name on side, 2 40 hp yamahas, center console
Grenada
Grenada Port Egmont
2010-07-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Locked to dinghy dock. Everything taken from dinghy inlcuding drain plugs, spare oil. Dinghy slashed but would not sink
Grenada
Grenada Grand Anse
2010-05-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy and 15 HP outboard
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2010-04-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
About 1930 at tiki bar dock; smashed padlock left on dock; dinghy returned following evening to exact same place; suspect joyriders
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2010-02-26 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, boarder pried open center hatch and took iPod, camera. Contents of lockers strewn about cabin sole. Also 2nd similar incident within several days - no details available. Police have suspect in custody
Grenada
Grenada Grand Mal
2010-02-22 00:00
Theft
Phones, camera, iPod
Not Locked
Crew went to shore for happy hour
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2010-02-07 00:00
Theft
Fuel line
N/A
Dinghy locked to commercial dock to go to town for Independence Day celebrations. Outboard and fuel tank locked to dink, fuel line taken.
Grenada
Grenada Grand Mal
2010-01-25 00:00
Burglary
Computer, etc.
Locked
Crew went to shore for dinner, returned to find laptop and accessories gone, reward offered
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-11-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Old 4HP Mercury taken and dinghy left to float. Dinghy recovered and returned. 11 nov - police arrested and jailed thief
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-09-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy and 15HP Yamaha; dinghy found floating near Sisters rocks. 6 sept update - outboard found on black sand beach just north of Tyrrel Bay.
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-08-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Cut lines and towed dinghy off. Removed 5 HP Mercury outboard and left dinghy to drift. Recovered by the Sisters.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2009-08-10 00:00
Burglary
Electronics
Locked
Early evening, while ashore for carnival, pried open hatch; took 2 laptops, cell phones, iPod 7 wrapped all in saran wrap; mashed companionway with fire extinguisher to get out; police came out next day to take fingerprints; 1 Oct - burglar arrested and jailed for 2 years
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-08-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied with stern anchor to commercial jetty; 9 ft. dark gray Caribe w/ 5 HP Tohatsu outboard; dinghy found the next day south side of bay
Grenada
Carriacou Craigston
2009-07-27 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Locally built runabout taken from its mooring between midnight - 6 am; white hull, blue top, name in green on stern quarters, 25 HP Yamaha, police in Carriacou and Union notified; local fishermen searching
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay
2009-05-31 00:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
Dinghy returning from Hog island rammed by local speedboat; three occupants thrown out of dinghy; broken ribs and other injuries
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-04-20 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank, fuel hose, dinghy anchor
Not Locked
Tied to scraper's hitching post. Next day local fisherman helped search - found fuel tank w/ all fuel hidden in abandoned wooden boat tied nearby
Grenada
Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
2009-04-14 00:00
Assault
Computer, cash, electronics
N/A
Mid afternoon 2 men boarded catamaran, tied up wife and put garbage bag over head, gathered loot, heard husband returning in dinghy, jumped into water and swam away. Wife identified both men from mug shots, 1 man just released from prison
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Yamaha Enduro 15HP locked to dinghy and dinghy lifted out of water
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-27 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Mercury 15 HP locked to dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2009-02-09 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
15 HP Yamaha locked to stern rail; 10 march recovered by Carriacou police and returned to owner; thief in jail
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-09-07 00:00
Theft
Computer
Not Locked
While on the old railway, during the day, laptop computer taken
Grenada
Grenada St. George's Port Louis Marina
2008-08-30 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Just after midnight, 2 men entered cockpit; crew in main salon heard them and scared them away with large bright flashlight
Grenada
Grenada Gouyave
2008-07-04 00:00
Theft
Lots
Unknown
Went to Fish Friday, returned to boat to find ransacked , lots of stuff gone; 8 july police arrested 4 suspects and recovered some stuff; court on 14 July all stuff will be returned after used as evidence
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
From tbyh
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy found washed up on shore, filled with sea water and sand; returned to owner; 25 HP outboard gone
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2008-05-16 00:00
Theft
Local wooden boat and outboard
Not Locked
Also several other local outboards
Grenada
Grenada True Blue
2008-04-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Tohatsu 9.8 outboard, fuel tank, 11' caribe dinghy with boat name on tubes; $800EC reward for info; 8 April - outboard recovered, suspect in custody
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay Marina
2008-01-01 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Returned from US to learn outoard had been stolen; someone from Woburn alerted police to bragging in rum shop and police recovered outboard
Grenada
Grenada Clarke's Court Bay Marina
2008-01-01 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Non-working outboard taken from stern rail; police recovered along with above and two more outboards probably taken same night
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-12-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
9 ft. Caribe and 8 HP Mercury locked to yacht; dinghy found next morning on beach, no outoard; bits of locks and clamp screws and large screwdrver found in dinghy and in fishing boat tied next to dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Watering Bay
2007-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Taken from mooring in front of house; dinghy found next day at Frigate island - $3500 damage; police recovered outboard and arrested two men - one released from jail from april 2006 armed robberies of three charter cats in southern grenadines
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-07-30 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied to yard dock, not locked and outboard not locked to dinghy( 8HP Yamaha)
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-06-25 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
While at dinner on nearby boat, dinghy and outboard taken. Tied to swim platform. Suspect swimmer untied it and allowed it to drift downwind to retrieve
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-06-14 00:00
Other
Nothing
N/A
Wind flyer yellow cat red sail cover 35 ft hit boat on mooring & immediately left headed north
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-18 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Tahatsu 9.8hp locked to dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Caribe 9 ft. and 15 HP Yamaha, yacht name on dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-05-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Yamaha 15 HP with chain thru tightening handles, cut off handles, also tried to take dinghy
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2007-03-04 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Brand new 15 HP Yamaha; rumors of several outboard thefts in recent weeks but no specifics; found later in Petite Martinique
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-12-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
About 5am noise heard, 10 foot AB and 5 HP Tohatsu both labeled "my mistress", reward offered
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-11-12 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Between 1800-2130, dinghy on beach (no place to lock) 15 HP Yamaha cut off dinghy, reward offered
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-10-28 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Yamaha 15 HP on rail, very little room to get it off
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-10-09 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
At dusk rowing back to yacht, found man in cockpit who beat her unconscious with oar and set adrift;ended on rocks in front of hospital, swam back towing dinghy, visited hospital next morning and reported to police.
Grenada
Grenada St. George's outside lagoon
2006-08-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 1:30am found young man going through deck lockers; threatened with flare gun; claimed he was trying to stowaway; took photo; he jumped overboard and swam away; coast guard responded and investigating
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-07-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Locals and police later found dinghy on beach 5 miles up coast - retrieved; outboard found the next day on beach
Grenada
Carriacou Sandy Island
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash, 2 gas tanks
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns, also clipped radio so could not call for help; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
Grenada
Carriacou Hillsborough
2006-03-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Found next day in Windward, dinghy returned 3/26 by local lad, outboard returned 3/28 by bus driver
Grenada
Grenada Prickly Bay
2006-03-13 00:00
Theft
Fishing Gear
N/A
2-4 am two very nice fishing rods from holders, cut tie-down cords
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-02-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Found dirty footprints on stern scoop, everything locked up so nothing taken
Grenada
Grenada St. George's inside lagoon
2006-02-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Lights on below, dog scared boarder off at 3am, capt. shown light on swimmer with 2 large fenders
Grenada
Carriacou Tyrrel Bay
2006-02-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
New 15 HP Mercury
Grenada-Trinidad passage
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2015-12-27 10:30
Piracy
They took everything they could get: clothes, computer, cell phones, trinidad flag, clock, etc. TOTAL Value about $4,000us
N/A
Boarding and robbery between Trinidad and Grenada of a 32 foot sailing sloop three on board. The vessel had passed close west of Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform and was some 30 miles from Trinidad with 40 to go to Grenada.<br><br>At about 10am, when about 30 nautical miles from Trinidad, to the north and a little to the west of the Hibiscus Gas Platform, the sloop was approached from the eastern side by a pirogue. It was an unmarked pirogue which looked white (or slightly bluish) on the outside with a grey gunnel with a 130 hp outboard on the stern and a 150 hp outboard laying inside. The pirogue had three blue barrels in it, presumably containing extra fuel. Six persons were on board. They all spoke Spanish and one spoke broken English.Three boarded while the others kept gun barrels under cloth wraps pointed at crew. The people in the pirogue used what appeared to be a rifle but the captain could not say for sure as it was hidden by a piece of cloth.They took everything they could get: clothes, computer, cell phones, trinidad flag, clock, etc. TOTAL Value about $4,000us They did not harm the occupants or harm the vessel but the pirates threatened to kill the captain if he called for help. The pirates were aboard for about 20 minutes. They remained cool and were not nervous or jumpy.<br><br>After the robbery the pirogue headed off in a s.w. Direction, towards venezuela.<br><br>Reported to the TT coastguard and YSATT.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2015-12-20 12:00
Piracy
Money, passports, cell phones, computers, food clothing and ship's documents, cash, credit cards, wallets, clothes, luggage, watches, books, sailing gear, keys, food, miscellaneous electronics, toiletries, and other items.
N/A
On December 20 at approximately noon, a 24 meter (80 ft) sailing yacht was sailing from Chaguaramas Trinidad N. to Port Louis Grenada, at about the halfway point In the vicinity of the Hibiscus Gas platform or 30 miles N of Trinidad.

The crew were busy working on the backstay and didn't notice the boat until it was right on their stern.
VEN Pen
Typical open style fishing boat sometimes used by bandits
It was an 18 ft narrow open boat, white hull with blue inside fishing type boat with 5 young men aboard. The fishing boat had 4 blue barrels that the crew guessed was extra fuel. They had a 120 hp Yamaha outboard engine, and an additional engine laying on the boat's floor.

We were approached from the south astern by the men speaking Spanish apparently asking for something. Once close to the yacht, one individual pulled out a military type assault rifle and made it clear they were coming aboard. The crew was held at gunpoint the

BG Group Data book 2014 - Where we work - Trinidad & Tobago
Hibiscus Gas Platform location is in upper left of graphis with red circle.
entire time. 2 guys stayed in the boat, 2 went through the boat. 1 with the gun stayed with the captain and 2 yacht crew in the cockpit. The pirates below deck proceeded to put the valuables in bags and luggage found inside the boat, and transport said bags into their dinghy. No shots fired. They were aboard for approximately 15 minutes and took money and electronics. None of the 3 crew were injured. all three pirates on board, jumped back into their dinghy, and started motoring south, from the same direction in which they came. The yacht carried on to Grenada and reported the incident to the US Coast Guards, who reported to Trinidad and Grenada Coast Guards. At some point within the hour of reporting the incident to the USCG, the Trinidad and Tobago coast guard called the satellite phone to review the report that was forwarded to them via the USCG.

CSSN NOTE: CSSN original report was from sources directly in contact with captain and crew and was necessarily classified as second hand. The Captain of the yacht has now confirmed all the facts of this report directly to CSSN. The captain provided additional detail which has been edited into this report. This report is is updated to a first hand, confirmed report with quotes and information also taken from the Captain's official written report to authorities.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
40 Miles North Of Bocas
2009-12-21 00:00
Assault
Everything
N/A
About noon on passage from Trinidad to Grenada, shots fired by 7-8 men from wooden pirogue blue w/ red trim with 3 175hp yamaha outboards, boarded by 4 speaking spanish. Tied up crew, towels over their heads, spent 30-40 minutes while taking cash, clothes, food, etc.
Grenada-Trinidad passage
35 Miles North Of Boca
2009-06-07 00:00
Other
None
N/A
Approached by pirogue red, yellow w/ green trim, 2- 250 HP outboards, 8 men on board. Yacht hailed passing tugboat who approached. Pirogue left , tug and yacht proceeded together to Trinidad
Grenada-Trinidad passage
42 Mi North Of Boca
2008-08-06 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
During daylight, approached by large pirogue, men with guns in bow; sped up and pulled away; two more pirogues approached on either side; diverted as if to ram and pirogues went away
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2018-11-06 02:00
Theft
42" charter catamaran and its tender
Not Locked
A charter catamaran was stolen overnight from its mooring in Blue Lagoon. It was located, about 6 weeks later , abandoned, on a mooring in Tortola, BVI . Police are investigating the circumstances.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2018-06-12 21:00
Theft
(new) Mapi 370 dinghy/ 5 HP Yamaha outboard
Not Locked
An unlocked dinghy/outboard was stolen from the jetty while owners were ashore for the evening. A police report was made .
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2018-06-11 23:00
Theft
dinghy/outboard, cash
Not Locked
While charter guests were sleeping their unlocked yacht was boarded, their cabins and salon were searched and cash stolen from various locations. The in-the-water dinghy/outboard was also stolen. A police report was made. This is the 2nd of 2 boats that were boarded that night in Saltwhistle Bay. (see prior report)
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2018-06-11 20:30
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Owners and guests were playing cards in their catamaran’s outer salon, with the sliding door closed to prevent insects. About 8:30 they heard a “bump” and thought it was the mooring ball. Around 9PM they went inside and discovered that a thief had entered thru a screened but unlocked deck hatch and had rifled the cabins and main salon, stealing cash. An interior but locked locker containing sails/ropes had been forced open, but none were taken. A police report was made in Mayreau the next morning, and later as requested in Union Island. This was 1 of 2 boats boarded in Saltwhistle Bay that night. (see next report)
SVG
Canouan So. Glossy Bay
2018-06-03 02:00
Attempted theft
Locked
A catamaran anchored in South Glossy Bay overnight. Well aware of prior problems in Canouan, the owners locked up securely. They were awoken when a swimmer tried to pry open a locked deck hatch. The thief, once discovered, ran forward and jumped overboard and swam away. Minor damage, but nothing taken. They departed Canouan early the next morning.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2018-05-17 21:00
Theft
600 EC's and 50US
Not Locked
An unlocked but closed up monohull was boarded while owners were ashore. They returned to find that only cash had been stolen, other valuable items were left behind. No police report was made.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2018-04-01 01:00
Theft
New 25HP Outboard
Unknown
A local boat/fisherman had small boat stolen from Clifton Harbor. The boat was set adrift and settled on the rocks and was recovered minus the new 25HP outboard. No further details available.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2018-02-28 02:00
Theft
iPods, 400EC$, clothing
Not Locked
A charter yacht was boarded overnight while everyone was sleeping. The catamaran was not locked. The victims found that cash, personal electronics and clothing had been stolen from inside the yacht.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2018-02-17 17:00
Theft
Petrol can and dinghy security strap
Not Locked

Cruisers arriving on their monohull in Walliabou were “mobbed” by numerous boat boys and unable to keep an eye on all of them as they secured their boat. The dinghy had to be lowered off the davits to take a line ashore and a fuel can and a strap were taken from the floor of the dinghy. The boat boys were described as "aggressive" and demanded 100EC for help getting a line ashore.
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2018-02-06 04:00
Theft
Two pairs of flip flops
Not Locked
An in-the-water, but chained-to- the-yacht dinghy was visited by thieves overnight in Chatham Bay, Union Island. Unable to remove the well secured engine or fuel tank, the thieves settled on the footware - 2 pairs of high end flipflops, both loose in the dinghy, but covered by a cloth. It was clear that an unsuccessful attempt was made to take the outboard and the fuel tank, both well secured to the dinghy, which was chained to the yacht. The victims wish to share their lesson learned ... clear everything that is not locked from the dinghy.
SVG
St. Vincent Buccament Bay
2018-01-25 02:00
Theft
snorkel gear and binoculars, failed attempt to steal dinghy
Locked
Owners woke to discover that thieves had boarded their locked catamaran overnight. In an attempt to steal the dinghy the thieves had lowered it from the davits until until the locking cable became apparent when it went tight and prevented the theft. The dinghy was left partially suspended. 2 sets of snorkel gear and a pair of binoculars were taken from the cockpit. The yacht departed immediately and no police report was made.
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2017-07-26 01:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard (AB 4.3 m fiberglass dinghy with Yamaha Enduro 40 hp outboard)
Locked
A locked and in-the-water dinghy was stolen overnight, remnants of the severed painter and cable were all that remained. A police report was filed in Clifton and local marine park authorities were also notified.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-07-26 01:00
Attempted theft – unsuccessful theft, see above
none noticed immediately
Unknown
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.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-07-25 01:20
Attempted theft
Nil.
Locked
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.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2017-06-14 12:10
Theft
Outboard motor tool & spares kit
Not Locked
When stowing their dinghy at departure, owners discovered that the waterproof pouch containing the outboard toolkit and spares had been taken from the dinghy during their 2 week stay in Admiralty Bay, Bequia. No police report was made.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2017-05-24 05:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
At first light a boatboy arrived with the yachts dinghy, the owners had not yet realized it was missing. The boatboy asked for a "security fee" for the safe return of the dinghy and a modest fee was paid. The owners had not locked the dinghy to the yacht, but did not feel it had gone adrift. They now lock the dinghy overnight.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-04-27 03:00
Theft
Cash, cellphones
Not Locked
Overnight while the catamaran owners slept below, a thief boarded and then entered the salon through an unlocked deck hatch. The thief stole cash and cellphones and then exited through the hatch. A police report was made the next day.

CSSN NOTE: This is the 4th event of this type reported to CSSN at this location in the last 6 weeks CSSN NOTE: updated to FIRSTHAND report 2 May 2017
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2017-04-25 15:00
Theft
55ft sailing yacht- monohull
Locked
In late April 2017 between the daylight hours of 1400 and 1715, a 55 ft. monohull sailing yacht moored in Clifton Harbor was stolen. The owner and crew were nearby but did not witness the actual theft. They notified SVG authorities (marine park, police and coast guard) and the owner began a localized search by boat which carried on into the darkness, but without result.

Early the next morning the SVG police insisted on further reports and after 3-4 hours of doing such the owner hired a pilot and personally conducted an aerial search. The boat was located at Diamond Island, a small rock islet between Grenada and Carriacou. An open boat was seen rapidly leaving the scene to the south. Grenada Coast Guard was notified but took no immediate action. The pilot returned the owner to Union and he travelled by local boat to Carriacou where he contracted with another local boat to inspect and retrieve the yacht which had been damaged, arriving at the foundering yacht by early afternoon.

The thieves had damaged a hatch breaking into the yacht and stole many things including an outboard, dive gear, life jackets, fuel jugs, fenders, handheld VHF, etc. The yacht sustained significant damage to its rudder and hull having been left to ground. After emergency repairs and pumping the water out, the owner took the yacht to Carriacou under escort and after additional inspections and temporary repairs to Grenada for haulout and repairs , which have recently been completed.

Neither the SVG officials (where the yacht was stolen) nor the Grenada officials (where the yacht was found) took any evidence from the scene and after many months, and many requests, no SVG police report has been made available to the victim.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-04-01 02:00
Attempted theft
None
Locked
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 LINK, or review them all and related News items by typing "Canouan" in the search box on any CSSN webpage.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-03-28 02:30
Attempted theft
No stolen items
Not Locked
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 theives 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.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2017-03-26 22:00
Theft
AB dinghy with 9.9 Mercury outboard
Not Locked
Between 2200 hrs March 26 and 0200 on March 27 an in-the-water and not locked dinghy was stolen from behind an occupied yacht in Saline Bay. The owners have spent considerable time recently in this bay and their normal practice is to lift and lock the dinghy, but they failed to do so on this particular night after securing it at 1900 hrs. They checked it again at 2200 hrs before retiring for the night. At 0200 hrs the captain awoke and noted that the dinghy had been taken. A detailed report was made to the Mayreau police, who were helpful and distributed their report to police on other SVG islands. They also provided a description to local fishermen. The captain made a voice report the next morning on the Carriacou VHF net.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2017-03-18 03:00
Attempted theft
None
Unknown
The captain of a charter catamaran was awakened by a boarder at 3 AM. When he yelled at the man he jumped overboard and swam off. A report was made to the SVG Coast Guard .
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2017-02-20 22:30
Vandalism
Dinghy engine damaged
Locked
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.
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2017-01-21 23:30
Burglary
Mobile phone, dive watch, flashlight
Not Locked
A yacht on a mooring 50 meters off the dock was burgled by a swimmer while the owners were ashore for the evening. The yacht was locked but the swimmer gained entry through a closed but not locked hatch, leaving salty footprints throughout the cabin. The thief stole a cell phone, dive watch, and a flashlight. A report was made to the local police.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-12-22 17:00
Vandalism
None
N/A
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.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2016-12-17 19:00
Burglary
Cash, electronics (tablets, phones), fishing gear, knives, flashlight, clothes
Locked
A family of experienced bareboat charterers anchored their monohull in Wallilabou, SVG and went ashore for dinner at the Anchorage Hotel Restaurant. They were aware and concerned about the brutal assault/murder of a German charterer and the subsequent lack of any arrest/prosecution in that bay in March 2016. They reviewed the 2015/2016 17th edition cruise guide provided by their charter company, and believed that the author’s comment "The bay has had a reputation for occasional thievery, but it is hoped that a new security system, including video cameras monitored by the coast guard and security guards with flashlights, will put paid to that when anchored off the Wallilabou Anchorage Hotel." They assumed the security system had been put in place.

They enjoyed dinner ashore and had a full view of the boat from the restaurant. At 8PM when they returned to the boat, however, they discovered that the locked yacht had been burgled. A forward hatch had been damaged to gain entry. The thieves had thoroughly searched/ransacked all the cabins, lockers and luggage. They found and stole all the hidden cash and personal electronics. They also stole fishing gear, clothing, knives and flashlights.

The victims contacted the restaurant, who called the police. Three officers arrived in casual clothes and looked around. They took no notes, pictures or any forensic evidence whatsoever, but claimed they would investigate. The victims provided a list of the stolen items and a signed written statement. The officers promised to send the written declaration to the headquarters of the criminal police department in the capital city of Kingstown. They advised that the only way for the victims to get any written confirmation of this case would require the victims to personally visit Kingstown police HQ.

The victims arranged transportation to Kingstown police HQ the next day. There the officers immediately tried to send them away, but the victims insisted and they took their statement (again) in exchange for a $100 ECD fee. Despite repeated requests the police refused to provide a receipt for this payment. They also refused to provide any written confirmation of receipt of the report. The victims used a cell phone to take a picture of their written statement, and a letter they had written to the SVG Chief of Police. The victims were told that an official written report could be picked up in a couple of weeks. Because they planned to have returned to Europe in that timeframe the victims asked that the formal report be sent by email, which the police promised to do. The victims have had NO contact from SVG police or any SVG officials, despite many repeated requests and attempts to contact the responsible persons both by email and telephone.

CSSN NOTE: Over a year later, the victims decided it was important to tell their story. The business owners and others had implored them NOT to make any public report, and the police had ignored their report and failed to do anything but take their $100 ECD. They did not observe any patrols or video surveillance, those too an empty promise. CSSN has now updated our database to include this report.

Sadly, actions to suppress reporting of crimes is too common by those with economic interests, leaving the larger cruising community unaware and at increased risk. The victims in this case want others to know not only about the misleading information presented in the cruise guide, and the self-serving pleas of the local business interests to not make any information public, but also the disregard of the police and other officials to take any action, including simply providing the paid for and promised written report.

Timely and complete reports are easy to make, use the CSSN online reporting form. Reporting - it’s everyone’s responsibility. Take a few minutes to review a recently published article published in Caribbean Compass on this important topic.

SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-12-01 01:00
Theft
hard dinghy
Unknown
A white, hard dinghy with "Happy Kite Grenadines.com" painted on the side was stolen overnight. It is not known if it had an outboard, was locked, or if the theft was reported to local authorities.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-11-24 01:00
Theft
dinghy
Not Locked
An in the water and not locked dinghy was stolen, not known if reported to local authorities
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-10-27 22:00
Theft
All cash and untraceable items, such as head phones, sunglasses, women's clothing.
Not Locked
A charter yacht visited Salt Whistle Bay, and reports they were harassed separately by 2 boat boys, one drunk, who each were intent on directing them to dine at certain restaurants there. That evening they went ashore for dinner and left the yacht unlocked. When they returned at about 8 PM they noticed that sunglasses were missing from the cockpit. The next morning they returned to the restaurant thinking the sunglasses had been left there and were told that the sunglasses had been a “gift” to the owner’s son. Over the next day they noticed several other items were missing, and realized they had been boarded. The thief had made a careful search and taken hidden cash from 2 locations as well as other non-serialized items. A report was made to the charter company on departure.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2016-10-10 19:00
Assault
None
N/A
Two yachts were at anchor in Chateaubelair. At approximatley 1900 hours one was boarded by four men armed with machetes. The captain was able to repel them, but suffered a slash to his forearm and several cuts on his hands. He was later treated at the local hospital. A VHF MAYDAY call was made for assistance but there was no response. He received help and assistance from those aboard the second yacht. A report was made by phone to the local police.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-06-09 00:01
Theft
Evinrude 15hp outboard motor
Locked
The outboard engine was locked onto a mounting bracket with padlock and chain on the back of the yacht. It was stolen between 6.30pm & 7.30am, damaging the bracket. The owners were not on board at the time. A police report was made.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2016-06-02 20:30
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Whilst we were in Union Island, we met a group of 6 Americans/Australians who had chartered a catamaran. While ashore for dinner, the yacht was broken into by the main salon door (locked) and a substantial amount of cash was stolen. It is not known if a police report was made.
SVG
Tobago Cays
2016-05-25 23:00
Assault
Cash and cell phones
N/A
A British flagged vessel was boarded by 2 armed men (knife and gun), 3rd man remained in pirogue. Injuries were reported, and were treated by a physician on a nearby boat. This report was taken during the daily KPK service net. CSSN will update this report when more information is provided by the victims. CSSN UPDATE: First hand report received from the victims as follows:
At 2300 on 25th May 2016, a British flagged yacht was boarded by two masked men, one with a gun, the other a knife. At the time, the couple were asleep in bed but were woken by the noise of a speedboat’s engine and, shortly after, by the noise of forced entry via the companionway, which was closed and bolted on the interior and damaged as a result of the intrusion. The intruders demanded money and one of them hit the Captain several times on the head with the ship’s heavy torch, whilst his wife was held with an arm around her neck and a gun (possibly imitation) was pointed to her head. The intruders took about EC$500 from the Captain’s wallet but refused to believe that was all the cash on board. The Captain was losing much blood from the head wounds but they still demanded more money. They also wanted cell phones and VHF radios so that the crew ‘could not contact anyone’. The Captain’s wife gave them three old cell phones that were not used on board, and they took a handheld radio from its cradle. This was later retrieved from the intruders, along with the heavy torch, during a scuffle as they left the yacht in a hurry after about 12 minutes on board. A third man, waiting in a speed boat alongside the yacht, then sped them away. The Captain suffered several head and face injuries, two fractured ribs and some bruising, and was attended by a doctor in the anchorage immediately after the event. His wife was unhurt. The SVG Coastguard, who were contacted by a neighboring yacht, arrived quickly. Three suspects are currently charged with multiple offenses and are in police custody in Kingstown SV.

The Captain recommends that all cruisers, even in such beautiful places as the Tobago Cays, take security on board very seriously. The best security is to make it so hard for intruders to get into the yacht quickly that they give up, maybe hastened by floodlights/alarm activated by a panic button inside the yacht.

SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2016-05-20 23:30
Assault
Unknown
N/A
3 sailors returning from dinner at 11:30 PM were attacked and pelted with stones. The attacker demanded money. 1 man was knocked unconscious, and held overnight and airlifted out from the local health facility the next day. 2 companions were treated for their injuries and released. Police are reported to have 1 person in custody. Further details from local press http://www.iwnsvg.com/2016/05/23/attacker-knocks-swiss-visitor-unconscious-in-union-island/
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2016-04-18 22:00:00
Robbery
cash,credit cards,cellphone,keys,glasses
N/A
2 charter guests were threatened with a machete and robbed when returning to the boat after an evening ashore . Cash, credit cards,cellphone,keys and glasses were taken. Reported to the SVG police by phone, and they came to the boat the next day to complete the report. No injuries. Additional details reported in the local press LINK HERE http://www.iwnsvg.com/2016/04/20/residents-frustrated-as-british-tourists-are-robbed-in-mayreau/
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2016-03-04 01:35:00
Assault resulting in death
unknown
Unknown
From local news reports: 2 masked gunmen boarded a yacht in Wallilabou at 1:35AM. One person (German national) onboard was killed, and another German national injured. No firsthand details are currently available, local News reports indicate that the Coast Guard was summoned and arrived within 20 minutes. Police investigating, but no arrests at this time. CSSN UPDATE: the following AP Press Report includes some additional details about this tragic event. An unidentified suspect is being questioned by SVG authorities, but has not been charged in the killing, leaving 1 man dead, and 2 injured, including the ship’s captain. Money and credit cards were stolen.

http://news.yahoo.com/st-vincent-probes-killing-german-tourist-aboard-yacht-202907143.html
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2016-03-04 01:35:00
Assault resulting in death
unknown
Unknown
From local news reports: 2 masked gunmen boarded a yacht in Wallilabou at 1:35AM. One person (German national) onboard was killed, and another German national injured. No firsthand details are currently available, local News reports indicate that the Coast Guard was summoned and arrived within 20 minutes. Police investigating, but no arrests at this time. CSSN UPDATE: the following AP Press Report includes some additional details about this tragic event. An unidentified suspect is being questioned by SVG authorities, but has not been charged in the killing, leaving 1 man dead, and 2 injured, including the ship’s captain. Money and credit cards were stolen.

http://news.yahoo.com/st-vincent-probes-killing-german-tourist-aboard-yacht-202907143.html
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2016-03-04 01:35:00
Assault resulting in death
unknown
Unknown
From local news reports: 2 masked gunmen boarded a yacht in Wallilabou at 1:35AM. One person (German national) onboard was killed, and another German national injured. No firsthand details are currently available, local News reports indicate that the Coast Guard was summoned and arrived within 20 minutes. Police investigating, but no arrests at this time. CSSN UPDATE: the following AP Press Report includes some additional details about this tragic event. An unidentified suspect is being questioned by SVG authorities, but has not been charged in the killing, leaving 1 man dead, and 2 injured, including the ship’s captain. Money and credit cards were stolen.

http://news.yahoo.com/st-vincent-probes-killing-german-tourist-aboard-yacht-202907143.html
SVG
St. Vincent Buccament Bay
2016-02-14 21:30
Theft
Two pairs of flip flops
Not Locked
A yacht at anchor had raised and locked their dinghy on stern davits for the night. The yacht itself was fully closed and locked as well. At approximately 2130 hours the captain was awakened by noise against the deck/hull and went to investigate. He discovered three men with scarves covering their heads and faces, rummaging in the hoisted dinghy. The men immediately rowed away in their hard local dinghy. The captain made calls on VHF 16/68 to the SVG Coast Guard, but had no response. They informed the one other yacht in the bay and re-anchored closer to the hotel. The next day it was discovered that canvas covers on forward hatches had been slashed and two pairs of flip flops had been taken from the dinghy. The yacht departed for Bequia the next morning, and made a police report there. CSSN NOTE: While the report to local officials was made in a timely way, this report has just been received by CSSN and is included now for completeness of the records.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2016-01-23 00:00:00
Robbery
Small waterproof bag containing a camera and personal items.
N/A
We were returning to our boat after an evening out. I had just
stepped onto the dinghy dock when a man suddenly appeared right behind
me and grabbed my small waterproof shoulder bag. It was around my
neck so he used a machete and cut the strap. He ran away down the
beach and into the woods. No injuries, but reported to Police, Coast Guard, local VHF Net, and Bequia Tourism Office.

CSSN UPDATE :

The stolen bag was recovered on the south end of the beach by a resident. The camera and reading
glasses were gone. Dinghy lights, boat cards and a pen remained in the bag.

We asked the Bequia police about getting a copy of the police
report. To do this we must make an application and then take the ferry to
St Vincent, find our way to some specific police station and pay $100 EC to
get a copy of the official police report that we made. We later confirmed this burdensome "victim unfriendly" process several times with not only the police but others in the community.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2015-11-15 18:00
Burglary
Cash, both EC and US currency. Approximate value $100.00 US.
Not Locked
Between 1800 and 2000 hrs, Sunday while crew was off the boat anchored in Saline Bay, Mayreau, the boat was boarded and entered through a latched but not locked deck hatch. Upon returning, the crew found wet tracks inside the saloon and forward cabin. Lockers had been rifled and only cash was taken from a wallet stored in one of the cabin lockers. Nothing else was taken. The thief attempted to wipe up the water tracks with a shirt found lying on the saloon floor. The main companion way hatch that was locked, had been disturbed. An attempt to contact officials will be made.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2015-11-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
Dinghy was chained but not locked. Also tied with line to stern of boat while anchored out in Harbour, north end, tony gibbons beach area but well off the shore by 100 meters. Theft occurred between 10 pm and 6 am. Grey dinghy with 10 hp Honda. Boat name is stenciled on the side of dinghy. Reported to Police, Local VHF Net
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-09-15 01:20
Theft
iPhone 6, Camera, hat.
Not Locked
A swimmer boarded us in Charlestown Bay, Canouan, SVG; he was about 6 feet tall, 180 to 200 lbs. He kicked our small dog overboard after she attacked him and barked, but ran and jumped into the water when I came out of my hatch. I tried to find him in the water with the dingy but he is a very good swimmer and got away in the dark swimming out into the middle of the bay. I had to break off the search after 20 minutes when we realized our dog was no longer on board to search for her. Reported to the police in Canouan.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-09-08 18:15
Theft
Food, food containers and beverages from outside refrigerator were stolen. Someone had to board the boat when we went into the Tamarind hotel for dinner just after sunset or when we entered the Wine shop. Some food was eaten and the empty containers put back in the fridge and the majority of other items were taken. We were anchored where the boat could be seen from the restaurant, so it had to have happened right at sundown or when we went in store because we could see the boat the majority of the time. Luckily the rest of the boat was locked and no other large items outside were taken (scuba tank or fishing pole)
Locked
While owners ashore for dinner at the Tamarind Beach Hotel, their catamaran was boarded and the outside refrigerator was emptied of foods/drinks. Incident reported by phone to the hotel, who indicated they would alert the Coast Guard.

CSSN NOTE: This is the 10th boarding reported to us at this location in 2015, click here for more daetials and a related NEWS item https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/?p=2755
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay- Port Elizabeth
2015-07-31 10:00
Theft
Cell phone, $120 USD, 225 EC$, iPod Nano, LED Headlamp
Not Locked
The crew left the boat for an island tour and were gone for 4-5 hours total. The (catamaran) saloon doors were closed but not locked. Upon returning, we did not notice anything out of place and we left Bequia the next day. One crew member could not find her cell phone. Then we realized there was money missing from a purse left in the saloon and then that the iPod & LED light were gone as well. There was a computer & tablet on board that were not touched (although these were somewhat hidden below). As we were in the Tobago Cays when we realized the theft had taken place, we had no way to report it. The boat was anchored in the NE section of Admiralty Bay .
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-07-14 02:45
Attempted theft
none, unsuccessful attempt theft
Not Locked
Crew was awakened at 0:245 HRS by sounds on deck and when they investigated they found an unknown man on the deck of their catamaran. Yelling convinced him to jump overboard and swim away before being able to steal anything. The private charter group had been twice that day cautioned to lock up by the gentlemen who rented the mooring to them. No police report was made, the group departed the next day. CSSN NOTE: this is the 7th incident (reported to us) at this location this year.
SVG
Canouan L'anse Guyac ( N of Charlestown Bay
2015-07-10 02:00
Attempted theft
none
Locked
Boarding overnight at L'Ance Guyac (north of Charlestown Bay at N12 43.459 W61 19.959 ) Canouan. All items were removed from the deck/cockpit, including the cooler so nothing was available to the thief. No police or Coast Guard report was made. First person report/date approximate.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2015-07-03 04:30
Attempted theft
none
Unknown
Crew/dog awakened at 4:30 AM by strange, sloshing sounds. Discovered 2 men in a local (later learned to be stolen) double bow skiff at the stern step of the catamaran. Lights and yelling caused the men to paddle away after making excuses about "being fishermen", etc. The next day, the catamaran owner made a report on the local VHF net and went ashore where the skiff and its true owner were discovered, the owner indicated he planned to lock the skiff up in the future. A police report was attempted, but yacht owners were advised since they had not been boarded and nothing was taken, no report could be made. The skiff owner did make a police report. The local Coast Guard patrol boat was back in operation the following night and made several passes thru the anchorage.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-06-17 04:00
Attempted theft
None
Not Locked
8 persons sleeping onboard Lagoon 440 Cat including two female children. Sole intruder apparently swam to boat anchored just off Tamarind Hotel. Male adult sleeping on saloon cushions woke to find intruder sitting on steps leading down to port accommodation with beach towel around his head. Intruder was challenged and ran out towards port stern and jumped in water and swam away. Wet footprints showed intruder had walked all around saloon. All valuables had been stowed below before retiring. Nothing stolen. Alerted local marine services who called police. Locals searched nearby beach on foot and by dinghy. No-one found.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-06-10 02:00
Attempted theft
none
Locked
Another night time boarding in Charlestown Bay. Owners were prepared and removed all items from deck/cockpit, as a result nothing was taken. Not reported to police or CG. First person report/date approximate.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-05-30 02:00
Theft
blue floatation jacket, flip flops, bag of clothes pegs
Locked
The dinghy was raised and because of 2 previous boardings on the same island I also remove the dinghy bung and safety dongle so that starting of the dinghy would be difficult. I had left a floatation jacket over the lifeline for drying - totally forgot about this item. The clothes pegs are always left out because who would want to steal them?? My flip flops were left in the raised dinghy as they always are and will be. Someone came on board during the night and stole the jacket, bag of clothes pegs and flip flops without making any noticeable noise as they have done before on one of the 2 occasions in the past. First sign of boarding was that the lock saloon door was at a slight angle. No police report was made. CSSN NOTE: 2 prior incidents dated 12-30-2012 and 4-25-2015 have been added to the database.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2015-05-22 02:00
Assault
Wallets, passports, outboard engine
Unknown
A chartered catamaran anchored by itself in the northern part of Chateaubelair, well away from the 2 or 3 other cruising boats anchored in the bay was boarded at night by swimmers and the crew "roughed up" and robbed of their wallets and passports. The criminals took the dinghy to make their escape, and abandonded it ashore after removing the outboard engine. A police report was made. CSSN NOTE: Times and date are approximate due to the third-hand nature of this report.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2015-05-18 20:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Crew and guests left charter yacht around sunset to go ashore for dinner. Companionway was still locked upon return, nothing noticed until the next morning when additional cash was needed for shopping. Cash belonging to crew and guests had been removed from five separate places, leaving behind papers, electronics, etc. Upon investigation it was found that the handle locks on a deck hatch were ineffective, allowing the hatch to be opened even with locks in locked position, the presumptive method of entry. Charter company was advised of this problem at conclusion of the charter. Crew reported to the local police, and returned to boat with coast guard members who took statements onboard.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-05-02 03:15
Attempted theft
none
Locked
Occupants of a charter boat anchored at Charlestown Bay, Canouan SVG were awakened in the middle of the night when they heard footsteps on deck, one individual was trying to pry open a hatch. They scared him off by yelling and flashing a light in his face, he scrambled and jumped overboard. The Coast Guard was called, and arrived quickly, nearby boats were notified, and they searched the bay but could not find the intruder . Nothing was stolen in this attempt .
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-04-24 02:00
Theft
cellphone
Locked
while owners/guests were sleeping a thief broke into catamarans cabin thru a poorly locked hatch and stole a cell phone from the salon, Reported to the local police the next day by phone.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-04-20 03:30
Theft
P.COMPUTER .BINOCULARS
Not Locked
We anchored near Tamarind Beach hotel. At night we were boarded noiselessly while sleeping.Somebody slipped through one front hatch and opened the main sliding door of the catamaran. The thief escaped after being interupted when we woke up, but took computers and binoculars- wallets and passports were lying on the floor. No police report was made.
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2015-04-12 02:00
Theft
dinghy fuel tank, hose and filter
Not Locked
A yacht on a mooring close to the marina had the dinghy fuel tank with hose and filter stolen overnight while they slept. The dinghy was in the water, but locked to the yacht and the outboard was locked to the dinghy, but the fuel tank was not. Reported to the marina .
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2015-03-06 02:00
Theft
$400.00 in cash
Not Locked
Boat was locked, but left a window open. An intruder entered overnight thru the open window, then rummaged thru a money clip and purse and took $400 cash while crew slept unaware on a windy, noisy night. Reported to the police.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2014-12-15 09:00
Attempted Burglary
nil.
Locked
Sometime between 9 and 10 am the vessel was boarded and a secured hatch was forced open. Person breaking was wet and had fish scales from cleaning a fish prior to boarding. Most likely someone from a kayak or surf board. Luckily person was unable to enter the vessel through the very small hatch and there was nothing of value within arms reach.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2014-05-10 01:00
Theft
Outboard - Tohastu 18 HP SN 045310AC
Unknown
Tohatsu 18 HP stolen overnight from Kiteschool, SN 045310AC, reported to local police
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2014-04-10 00:00
Theft
12ft AB dinghy with 15HP Yamaha engine
Not Locked
Dingy was stolen during the night, was in the water. Reported to police and Coast Guard
SVG
Bequia Lower Bay
2014-02-02 17:00
Theft
Dinghy anchor, chain and rode
Not Locked
Dinghy was beached and chained to tree to watch super bowl game ashore. Outboard and fuel tank securely locked. Dinghy anchor, chain and rode was stowed in a small cooler. Cooler was locked to dinghy with a cable. The anchor, chain and rode was stolen.....only thing not locked, not reported.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2013-12-20 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phones and cash
Locked
The boat was carefully locked but a small hatch over the bathroom was left open. Impossible for any adult to pass through but possible for a child. Cash, cellphones and chargers were stolen. Reported to the police.
SVG
Union Frigate Island
2013-10-03 20:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
Yacht anchored off Frigate island, adjacent to Union island, SVG, was boarded by machete wielding men. The two crew were able to fend off the attack, but only after serious injuries were sustained. Three suspects in custody.
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2013-08-02 00:00
Theft
Yacht
N/A
2001 beneteau 36 equipped with a single 27hp yanmar engine, was reported stolen from Blue lagoon in St. Vincent on or about August 2, 2013, authorities investigating
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2013-06-17 00:00
Burglary
iPad and Kindle
Unlocked
Thief came through ventilation hatch while crew asleep, one person heard a sound looked out the port hole saw a dinghy with a person shined a light and dinghy left went up stairs and didnt notice anything missing till morning. Reported to the police.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2013-06-11 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Just after midnight a catamaran was boarded in Charlestown Bay Canouan, in front of the Tamarind Bay resort. Those on board heard noises that they thought were someone attempting to break in through a closed and locked hatch. The captain investigated and was able to scare off the intruder with light and yelling. No items were taken, but an attempt was made to remove the wifi antenna in the cockpit. The intruder jumped overboard and swam away. However, a local boat reported that a similar incident had occurred one week earlier, and that valuables (cash and electronics) were stolen in that case.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2013-02-14 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner a hatch was forced open and cash taken. One other yacht boarded same night and at least two others within same time frame
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2012-12-30 00:01
Attempted theft
cooler with drinks
Not Locked
Around midnight , a thief boarded an anchored catamaran and attempted to steal a cooler with drinks. When discovered, the thief fled. No police report was made.
SVG
Bequia Bequia Marina
2012-12-22 00:00
Theft
Cash and phones
Not Locked
While 7 crew asleep about 0500, boarder entered all cabins and took cash and phones. No response on VHF16, reported to the police.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2012-11-08 00:00
Theft
Phones, Kindle, cash, knife
Not Locked
Between 0300-0630. Alarm set but bypassed,crew asleep. Reported to the police.
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2012-10-09 00:00
Theft
Jewelry, phones, dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Crew ashore for dinner; thieves took jewelry & phones. Someone later (0300) took dinghy and outboard - which was offered back the next day in Clifton (Union) for 3000 $EC. Charterers will not return to SVG.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2012-07-21 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
About midnight, 3 men in small boat asked for wrench and torch to fix their engine. Captain was shot with 22,but scared them off; called police and CG on VHF, fishing boat took him to CG boat which took him to hospital
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2012-06-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Returned to boat at 20:30 to find boarded & cash missing. Alarm had gone off & scared boarders away before they took anything else. Reported to police.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2012-06-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash and electronics
Locked
During carnival queen show - one of five boats burgled, reported to police
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2012-02-25 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
About 0400 heard noise on deck, yelled and chased off man investigating snorkel gear left out. Reported to hotel who called police who were not interested since nothing was taken
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2012-02-21 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, someone broke in through hatch and took all the cash on board, looked like a hatch had been pried up, reported.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2012-02-08 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, someone broke in through hatch and took about $2000, only large notes and carefully closed all wallets and purses so would not be discovered soon
SVG
Mayreau
2011-12-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
No further details
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2011-12-27 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
On mooring in middle of bay; while ashore for dinner, swimmer boarded, broke through hatch and took about 50 bp, not reported.
SVG
Bequia Hamilton
2011-12-26 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner. Burglar took about US$1000 of stuff. Police came out next morning to investigate. Supposedly 2nd incident in Bequia since patrols begain mid-November
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-11-05 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Reported only to charter company; items removed through small hatch
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2011-11-02 00:00
Theft
iPod
Not Locked
While crew ashore for dinner
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-11-02 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
While crew ashore early evening
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-26 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Crew on board boat and locked in
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-10-25 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Around noon, swimmer climbed onboard but crew came out of cabin and scared him off - he claimed to need a drink of water
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-23 00:00
Burglary
Cell Phone, camera, 2 iPods, cash, computer
Locked
Got in thru small hatch in head - maybe a kid? Dinner hour while crew ashore
SVG
Bequia Belmont Walkway
2011-10-22 00:00
Burglary
Camera, cell phone, cash
Locked
Between 5-9 at night while crew ashore, reported
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2011-10-18 00:00
Burglary
Computer, cell Phones, iPods, cash
Locked
While crew ashore 1830-2030, boat ransacked, police came within 2 hours, detained questionable character but released him based on alibi. Said 2 horizon boats burgled week before: two men arrested mid-Nov.
SVG
Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
2011-08-08 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
Unknown
No further details
SVG
Tobago Cays
2011-07-02 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
About 2200 two masked men armed with gun and knife (knife to her throat gun to his head); TCMP patrol boat came out with police about three hours later for report: 2 men arrested 24 July
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-24 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Swimmer climbed up anchor rode about 0300; captain heard noise & chased him away
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-23 00:00
Burglary
Computers, cell phones, cameras
Locked
Crew on another boat for dinner, returned to find boat burglarized
SVG
Mayreau Salt Whistle Bay
2011-06-02 00:00
Burglary
Cash, personal electronics
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, burglar took US$300, camera, phone; came in thru the safety hatch in the catamaran (closed not locked); reported to Tobago Cays marine police
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2011-05-27 00:00
Burglary
Personal items
Locked
During dinner hour while crews ashore, 3 charter boats boarded, multiple items taken, reported
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2011-05-21 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Swimmer chased off by crew during night; boarder swam to shore
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2011-05-10 00:00
Theft
Cash and laptop
N/A
On sam taxi mooring, during night while crew asleep
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2011-04-20 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, broke in through hatch, removed screen, took cash, replaced screen
SVG
Tobago Cays
2011-04-05 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
AB dinghy and 15 HP outboard taken; next morning local boat man reported to TCMP rangers. Dinghy and outboard returned 2-3 hours later in exchange for US$1000. TCMP management investigating.
SVG
Mayreau Saline Bay
2011-02-17 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While ashore for dinner, burglar took about 700 british pounds; reported to police at Union Island
SVG
Mayreau
2011-02-05 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Coast guard picked up a couple of people based on a tip, found articles belonging to a charter boat. Couldn't hold the perps because no report had been filed
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2011-02-03 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Coast guard picked up a couple of people based on a tip, found articles belonging to a charter boat. Couldn't hold the perps because no report had been filed
SVG
Union Ashton Harbor
2011-01-16 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Not Locked
Taken from dinghy tied to fishermen's dick. Four other dinghies there not touched. Local fishermen also losing equipment
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2011-01-02 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
Between midnight and 4 am, thief took electronics valued at several hundred dollars
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-12-28 00:00
Theft
Cash
Unknown
While crew ashore during dinner hour for drinks
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-12-28 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Crew heard noise and woke up to find boarder. Scuffle ensued - boarder jumped overboard and swam away
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-12-23 00:00
Theft
Fuel
N/A
Dinghy at main central dock; returned at 8 pm to find fuel tank siphoned empty
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-11-06 00:00
Theft
Computers, etc.
N/A
Using dink from above, boarded three different boats while crews asleep. Woke someone on last boat who called out on VHF 68. Police arrested him boarding ferry to St. Vincent mainland with goods
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-11-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Stole dinghy to get to other victim boats - see below
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2010-09-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Anchored near Happy Island, 9 ft dinghy and 8 HP outboard locked with kryptonite cable.
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2010-08-30 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
While crew ashore for dinner, thieves broke into locked hatch, scared off by dog, nothing taken
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2010-08-15 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Wife woke at 0215 to noise in cockpit; husband swung stick at boarder (adult) who jumped overboard and swam away
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2010-08-15 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Boarded by youngster, captain spoke to him about appropriate behavior & let him go
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2010-06-10 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
While crew and guests ashore for dinner; pried open hatch, rummaged guest cabins and took US$5000
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2010-05-02 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew ashore for dinner. Boarder used pry bar to force open hatch. Hatch too smal to crawl through so he got nothing.
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-04-03 00:00
Theft
Cash, etc.
Not Locked
Ten people asleep on yacht; boarder took about US$1800 of cash and possessions
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2010-03-27 00:00
Theft
Cameras, watch, dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Also navtex receiver. Reported to Barroulie police next day. Dinghy found and returned
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2009-12-01 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy "borrowed" from main dock in town, found later at princess margaret beach w/ both gas tanks empty
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2009-11-21 00:00
Theft
Cell Phone
Na
About 3:30, woke up to find swimmer who had apparently climbed up dinghy davits in main cabin; he left with just cell phone, coast guard came next morning with charlie tango (his mooring) to take report). 2 others same night: dinghy from charter cat and outboard from day charter cat
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2009-10-18 00:00
Assault
Cash, watch, cell phone
N/A
About 9 pm, boarded by 4 men, armed with pistol and machete; female cut with machete; hauled anchor and sailed to Martinique where reported to police
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2009-05-30 00:00
Theft
Fuel
N/A
During dinner hour, dinghy locked to center dock; fuel tank distrubed as if attempt to steal; half of fuel siphoned out
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2009-05-13 00:00
Burglary
Cash, electronics, etc.
Locked
Returned from dinner to find wet footprints on cabin sole; searched near shore and found guy hiding behind rocks; scuffle; he had knife and got away
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-04-01 00:00
Assault
N/A
N/A
About 8pm powerboat circled yacht and threw wine bottle on deck, bottle broke, no injuries no damage. Notified PSV resort, SVG CG and USCG
SVG
St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
2009-03-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Heard outboard start about 0130 - 200 meters from yacht, reported to Callique police and SVG CG
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-03-20 00:00
Theft
Cash and electronics
Unknown
Boarded while crew ashore for dinner, SVG CG investigating
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2009-03-20 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Passing power boat threw unlit molotov cocktail into cockpit, crew minor cuts from glass; SVG CG investigating
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2009-02-02 00:00
Theft
Cash, phones, Blackberry
Not Locked
Taken from just next to sleeping guest around midnight; guard patrolling dock
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2009-02-01 00:00
Theft
Cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Cash in EC and US, 4 cell phones. When reported to security guard at hotel, were told that boat next to them also boarded but nothing taken.
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2008-11-13 00:00
Theft
Watches, personal gear
Not Locked
Crew went ashore to dinner, left hatches open
SVG
St. Vincent Cumberland Bay
2008-08-30 00:00
Assault
Cash, camera, watch
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men with machetes, demanded money. Took US$100 and some EC, found more in stash, threatened crew with speargun. Left in pirogue w/ big engine. Coast Guard came next morning to investigate.
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2008-08-04 00:00
Theft
Cell Phone
Not Locked
Man in grey rubber dinghy with outboard extension handle; captain scared him off; dinghy found next day in lower bay, also stolen
SVG
Tobago Cays
2008-08-01 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
Crew not aboard
SVG
Tobago Cays
2008-08-01 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Boarded by 3 men who swam out; children sleeping in cockpit woke up and scared thieves off by screaming
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2008-07-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
3 men armed with machetes, 1 masked, woke several crew sleeping in cockpit (8 crew total); took US$2500 in various currencies; skipper scared them off with gun, left wooden boat. Yacht went to Wallaliabou to report; wooden boat stolen from local fisherman
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2008-06-28 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
During dinner hour, returned to boat to find all drawers and cabinets ruffled. Took US$100 from wallet
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2008-06-22 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
About 1300, 4 men with knives and machetes swam out to boat, woke crew, took $440 EC, threatened bodily harm if boat did not sail away south
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2008-05-31 00:00
Theft
Cash and cell phones
Not Locked
Took cash ( EC and Euros), 2 cell phones. Reported to Union Island police. e-mail from friends in PM 1 June indicates perp caught
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2008-05-31 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Captain found man tying to yacht 0130 in white 10 ft hard dinghy, chased him away. Dinghy found on mooring in Petit Martinique
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2008-04-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
Locked
Returned to boat from dinner & found 10" hatch open (not locked when left); think small kid entered and took 20 Euros and 5 EC
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2008-03-30 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Crew off boat during dinner hour
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2008-01-26 00:00
Assault
Lots
Unknown
Captain took guests ashore for dinner; guests returned 2200 to find captain missing, blood on cabin sole; boat ransacked; police found captain next morning on shore with knife wounds; update 15 feb - captain engaged in criminal activity in europe, this incident not as initially reported by him
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-12-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Crew off boat at dinner; neighboring boat saw man taking dinghyand 9.8 Tohatsu outoard away; called out on VHF
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-22 12:00
Assault
Cash
Locked
Three men with machete and gun threatened to shoot unless captain unlocked companionway. Slashed captain held and harassed wife. Yacht sailed at max speed for rest of night. Neighboring yacht called police who took captain to hospital for stitches.
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash, etc.
Not Locked
Three men 2 masked armed with machete, knife and gun - took money, camera, watches, cell phones, clothing
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-12-13 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Unknown
Crew of four; boarded by men with machetes
SVG
St. Vincent Cumberland Bay
2007-12-04 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Two men in pirogue tried to board; noise awoke crew who chased boarders away
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-11-28 00:00
Robbery
Lots
Not Locked
Three armed men ransacked boat
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-07-21 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Boarded at 3 AM 3 men armed with 2 machetes and 1 pistol. 8 guests on board. Took US$600, went to shore the next morning to report and locals discouraged them from reporting to police
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2007-07-18 00:00
Theft
Snorkel gear
N/A
Gear taken from deck mid afternoon while crew napping in cockpit
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2007-06-30 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
Took mobile phone, digital camera and other similar items
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2007-06-04 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Plywood dinghy, aqua, cream and red; found 7 June on beach at Lower Bay, appeared to be joy riders
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-06-02 00:00
Theft
Cash, watch, clothes
Not Locked
While guests were asleep
SVG
Bequia Lower Bay
2007-05-25 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
On neighboring yacht for dinner 1800-2200; all cash gone - dollars, ec, euros. Nothing else taken or even disturbed
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2007-05-11 00:00
Theft
Gas can
Not Locked
Dinghy not locked to yacht either
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2007-01-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Dinghy tied to tree in Lower Bay for last day of Bequia music festival
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2007-01-12 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
vendor "SharkAttack"reported incident to police, same guy as earlier - out on bail, no bail granted this time
SVG
Bequia Admiralty Bay (Port Elizabeth)
2006-12-23 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
2am, approached by 1 person in small boat, scared off
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-07-03 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
About 3am, 2 young men with machetes took US$150
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-06-15 00:00
Burglary
Cash
Locked
Thief took their dinghy to boat, ransacked, US$4000 cash, police, customs and sam taxi investigating
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-06-14 00:00
Robbery
Cash, camera, MP3
Not Locked
3 men with machetes; police not very interested when reported
SVG
St. Vincent Wallilabou
2006-06-10 00:00
Theft
Cameras, cash
Not Locked
Early morning, crew asleep in cockpit
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-06-03 00:00
Burglary
Cameras
Locked
Crew on nearby boat, saw boarder, gave chase, boarder fled, Grenada coast guard came to assist, found boat and boarder in Petite Martinique, took to police station, police said could not help because happened in different country
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-05-30 00:00
Theft
Lots
Not Locked
Went to lunch, boat ransacked, waitress saw 3 men with lots of stuff, 1 apprehended; 2 more apprehended 1 June, stuff not recovered
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-05-21 00:00
Burglary
Cash and personal electronics
Locked
Hatch left unlocked, police followup; friend reports perps have been arrested and some stuff recovered
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-05-20 00:00
Robbery
Spotlight
Locked
One with machete and one in boat, captain hit boarder with pipe, brandished flare gun, boarder left, took spotlight
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-04-24 00:00
Theft
Gas can, sandals
Not Locked
Boarder scared off, maybe came out on surfboard
SVG
Union Chatham Bay
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-04-11 00:00
Robbery
Cash
Not Locked
Two men armed with guns, third man in red pirogue with 40 HP outboard; update 5/17 Union island man jailed without bail trial 13 June
SVG
St. Vincent Chateaubelair
2006-03-24 00:00
Theft
Anchor
N/A
Anchored early afternoon on two anchors, went diving, returned to find one anchor stolen
SVG
St. Vincent Buccament Bay
2006-03-10 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, dive gear, personal electronics
Locked
Took locked dinghy, from cockpit took dive equipment, from cabin knapsack, walkman
SVG
Union Clifton Harbor
2006-02-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard and fuel tank
Locked
Dinghy locked to boat, outboard locked to dinghy, cut locks
SVG
Petit St. Vincent
2006-02-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Caribe and 15 HP Yamaha
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-02-16 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 3am, scared swimmer off boat
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-21 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew off to music fest, returned to find hatch handles broken off
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-20 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew off to dinner, returned 10pm, scared boarder off, he cut the screen in a hatch to escape
SVG
St. Vincent Young Island
2006-01-14 00:00
Assault
Unknown
Not Locked
On charlie tango's mooring; knives or machetes, people went to hospital
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-14 00:00
Theft
Cash, cameras
Not Locked
Charter cat w/ 8 people, during night, $ 500-600 EC, cameras; fuel line on outboard cut
SVG
Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
2006-01-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Achilles 10 ft and 9.9 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
2018-09-16 19:50
Burglary
dinghy/outboard
Locked
A dinghy/outboard were stolen from an unoccupied yacht. The marina security patrol noticed the activity but were unable to intercept/intervene.Theives were observed departing with the dinghy to the SE, and the CG advised.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
2018-09-15 01:30
Burglary
dinghy/outboard, tools, other TBD
Locked
An unoccupied yacht was burgled overnight. (boat #3 of 7 burgled this same night)
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
2018-09-15 01:00
Burglary
Tohatsu 18 HP, other TBD
Locked
An unoccupied yacht was burgled overnight. (boat #2 of 7 burgled this same night)
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
2018-09-15 00:00
Burglary
11ft Apex dinghy with 8HP Mariner outboard, GPS, flare kit, propane tank
Locked
An unoccupied yacht was burgled overnight. The dinghy was raised on davits and locked to the yacht, theives cut the locking cable. The sliding door lock was also compromised, the interior ransacked. Owner noted that a GPS and flare kit were taken from the interior as well as a propane tank from a cockpit locker. A report was made to TTSA management, the Coast Guard and police. Boats on adjacent moorings suffered similar consequnces the same night. see next reports . (boat #1 of 7 burgled this same night)
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
2018-09-04 01:30
Attempted theft
Dinghy and engine
Not Locked
Owners were awakened by noise around 0130 HRs and quickly discovered that their yacht had been boarded and their dinghy/25HP outboard had been cut from its davits, by two thieves in an open fishing boat about 16-18 ft. in length. Shining a bright light and yelling by the captain caused the driver of the fishing boat to retrieve his partner from the stolen dinghy, which they abandoned before speeding off toward Chaguaramas, leaving behind the knife that had been used to cut the davit lines. The captain swam out and retrieved the dinghy, and the next day a report was made on the VHF net, to TTSA management, the Coast Guard and the police.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2018-03-29 04:00
Suspicious activity
During a night transit from Chaguaramas, Trinidad to Grenada at 0400 hours and approximately 6 nm South of the Hibiscus gas platform, a boat about a mile ahead and slightly off to port of the yachts track suddenly switched on an array of nonstandard lights, including a flashing red/green light, and two or three hand held lights. The yachts crew were monitoring VHF 16 and could not determine what this boat was doing or its intentions.

After a while they passed it port side to at about a quarter of a mile. The boat then motored around astern of the yacht, and began to follow, gradually closing to about 100yds astern over the next 20 minutes. Once it became clear they were being followed, the yacht went dark, all navigation lights and other visible lighting were doused. Defensive equipment was made ready on deck, and full speed on engine and full sail was made, approximately 7kts.

After an additional 20 minutes the suspect vessel dropped back, and once far enough away, the yacht changed course 60 degrees with intermittent further changes over time to make themselves more difficult to find, and to keep well clear of the normal Hibiscus direct route to Grenada. The crew had no doubt they had been checked out as a possible target for attack, and a full report was made to TTCG.

CSSN NOTE: Reminder, for those planning this passage there are several important and helpful resources available on the CSSN website. Review Prior piracy incidents in this area using the dedicated Piracy Zoom-Tap, Know & Go interactive map. Review the Piracy Precautions specific to this passage, and file a float plan by email with TTCG/YSATT.
Trinidad/Tobago
12 miles offshore
2017-01-19 10:00
Suspicious activity
none
N/A
A local sport-fisherman cut lines and outran 3 masked Venezuelans who attempted an ambush from their open boat 12 miles off the north coast of Trinidad. A formal report was made to the TT Coast Guard. CSSN NOTE: TTCG continues air and sea patrols in this area, and all vessels are encouraged to file a float plan (link template here) with TTCG (link here)
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Buccoo Bay
2016-08-21 20:00
Robbery
Two mobile phones and cash
Locked
At approximatley 9:45 PM four adult family members were returning from the weekly Sunday school dancing event when they were accosted by 2 young men (about 20 years old) with machetes as they were preparing to launch their beached dinghy which had been locked to a tree near the carpark. The men demanded cash and grabbed one of the bags that had been put into the dinghy. The captain grabbed a paddle and the group started yelling loudly and the men fled into the woods. The police were summoned by security at the festival location and a full report was made.
Trinidad/Tobago
Grenada-Trinidad passage
2016-08-02 06:30
Attempted piracy
None
N/A
Three yachts left Grenada in the afternoon, bound for Trinidad. A float plan was filed with TTCG/NPR and Jesse James. The reporting captain attempted to call North Post Radio and Trinidad Coastguard on two separate occasions on VHF 16 during the voyage but did not get a response to either call. The first call was to NPR at approximately 1600, from a position about 5 miles south of the Grenada coast. The second call was to TTCG between midnight and 0100, about 3 miles directly east of the Hibiscus platform. The captain is confident his radio was working properly, he made contact with the other yachts (VHF 71) and also with the marina on arrival (VHF 16 and 72). During the passage he was able to listen to North Post Radio and heard them monitoring and conversing with other vessels.

After passing 3 miles east of the platform the yacht continued due south. The next morning (August 2) at approx. 0630, his yacht was motor sailing at about 3 knots and located 10 nm northeast of Boca Monos. The 2 other yachts, Buddy Boat 1 (BB1) and Buddy Boat 2 (BB2), were about 1 nm further east (BB1) and 2 nm further south (BB2). The yacht was approached by a white pirogue with 3 men onboard. The men in the pirogue spoke English and there were no fishing nets or any fishing gear in the pirogue. The yacht captain went to his starboard rail with his handheld VHF and in full view of the pirogue called the nearest buddy boat (BB1) to tell them what was happening. He describes the situation:

• The general attitude of the two men who spoke was aggressive and angry. With much shouting and waving of arms in the general direction of Trinidad – it seemed to me that they were telling me to slow down and not go any further ….the noise level was high since this was happening as they approached with their engine and our engine noise making communication indistinct and hard to make out initially. There was no doubt in my mind that this was not a friendly encounter.
• The pirogue pulled up alongside on our starboard side, and tried to get as close to my boat as was feasible. Two men were standing and one tried to hold on to the hull of my boat but the sea state was too rough and they pulled away about 1 meter.
• One of the men shouted across to us in an aggressive manner - asking what “sea area are we in?” – I replied that we were off the coast of Trinidad
• He then shouted across, pointing ahead…“what is that Island..?” – I replied Trinidad
• The second man then shouted across “what is that …” while gesticulating at the passage ahead …I took it to mean that they were trying to point out the Boca – I replied Boca Monos
• I updated BB1 on the situation, using my handheld VHF. This seemed to increase the agitation of the men in the pirogue.
• BB1 immediately turned directly towards us.
• Our VHF communication would have been audible to the men in the pirogue. They were obviously annoyed that I was speaking to someone. They were not asking directions, the conversation was heated; aggressive; menacing. There was absolutely no doubt that the “directions” were a ruse, we were being sized up.
• The men had a conversation amongst themselves and pulled away at high speed. They went eastwards in the general direction of BB1.
• They did not make any further approach to any of our vessels.
• We updated BB1 and BB2 and all 3 vessels continued towards Boca Monos.
• We did not attempt further calls to the coast guard at that time.

All three yachts arrived safely in Chaguaramas later that morning. The captain contacted Jesse James, who arranged and attended a meeting the next day with the TTCG Fleet Commander, where an official report was made. Based on details described by the reporting captain, TTCG indicated that the pirogue was likely from Trinidad. Follow up with Jesse James indicates that TTCG/NPR has assured him that they will continue to patrol the area and try to improve their communications.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform
2016-06-25 11:59
Attempted piracy
None
N/A
In the absence of a firsthand report CSSN has compiled information from multiple credible second hand sources, who spoke directly with the involved captain in Trinidad. A 65 ft. sailing yacht with 3 persons on-board on passage to Trinidad encountered what were felt to be probable “pirates” during daylight hours. The yacht’s position was 2-5 miles east of the Hibiscus platform, and its sails would likely have been visible for 10-12 miles. A pirogue with 5-6 Spanish speaking men made multiple rapid approaches to the yacht, and began yelling (about fuel). One of the men in the pirogue appeared to have a holstered gun at his waist. The yacht captain began multiple evasive maneuvers and had crew “pose” as though they themselves were armed while visibly appearing to make VHF radio contact with TT Coast Guard, North Post radio and the Hibiscus platform itself. The emergency VHF radio calls were not answered. After about 15 minutes the pirogue gave up chase and departed to the west. The yacht continued onto Trinidad. No float plan had been filed with TTCG; it is unclear if any official reports have been made. CSSN will update this report if additional information becomes available.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Charlotteville
2015-11-28 00:00
Other - vandalism
Jumping from Jetty into Dingy which broke the underlining and broke my paddle
Tampered with my engine and took out my drain plug on the transom
Locked
In Charlotteville Tobago there are a bunch of young adults who are damaging dingies on purpose. When you leave your dingy at the dingy dock they jump from the dock onto your dingy breaking the underside and then into the sea and they are break your oars and take the drain plugs out of your transom. 28 November, they trashed my dingy and broke my Tohatsu motor and 29 November, they broke the oar of another dingy and stole the seat from a French dingy. They also stole the stern anchors of the Brazilian dingy a few days ago just leaving the rope behind. If you are going to come here best beware but its not safe to leave your dingy at the dock. Reported to Police.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Bloody Bay
2013-09-26 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
4 armed men boarded and restrained crew, stole cash, and fired twice at the occupant of a dinghy who approached to investigate, authorities are investigating.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2011-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Not Locked
9 ft Walker Bay dinghy tied bow and stern to yacht; found 5 January
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Englishman's Bay
2011-09-10 00:00
Assault
Iphone
N/A
About 0130 boarded by man armed with machete; crew woke up, scuffled with boarder who jumped in water and swam away; next morning while snorkeling found iphone and machete under boat
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Plymouth
2011-08-31 00:00
Theft
Cash
Not Locked
About 11 am, boarder taken out to yacht by 2 teens on a kayak while crew ashore. Culprit has been identified and may be in custody.
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Plymouth
2011-08-31 00:00
Attempted Burglary
Failed
Locked
Crew returned to find burglar on board. He jumped overboard and swam to shore. Nothing taken
Trinidad/Tobago
Tobago Charlotteville
2011-05-31 00:00
Theft
Snorkel gear
N/A
Gear taken from dinghy. Following conversations with local residents next day, gear was returned several hours later
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2010-12-11 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
10' grey Caribe with 15 HP 2 stroke Yamaha, not lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Aikane Yard
2010-12-11 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Three or four yachts in storage ransacked - one owner reports loss of approximately US$7000
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-11-25 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hart's Cut
2010-11-25 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
15 HP Yamaha; dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Marina
2010-11-24 00:00
Theft
Hose
N/A
Stolen from under boat
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Marina
2010-11-23 00:00
Burglary
Various
Locked
Crew at dinner at nearby restaurant
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-11-20 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy and 40 HP outboard, reported
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-11-20 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
25 HP engine, lifted and locked; pirogue with 3 men identified; calls to coast guard went unanswered; report filed w/carenage police
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-11-14 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-11-10 00:00
Burglary
Unknown
Locked
Hatch forced
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-10-25 00:00
Burglary
Camera, etc.
Locked
Entry through forced hatch
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-10-18 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Red dinghy and 40 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-10-15 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
2nd theft - 15 HP engine stolen from push-pit
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-10-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Stolen from davits
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-10-06 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy and outboard lifted; dinghy later recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-30 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Unknown
Attempt to get outboard from dinghy on davits; owner scared thief away
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
9' dinghy and 15 HP outboard; dinghy later recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-18 00:00
Assault
Nothing
N/A
Dinghy run down by pirogue. Called "St Anthony" reg # tgf1159
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-17 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Outboards stolen from two boats' stern rails
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-09-15 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Taken from dinghy on davits
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
15 HP Mercury taken from stern rail
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2010-09-12 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Taken from stern rail
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-08-24 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Locked
Boat on YSATT mooring, 15HP Mercury outboard locked to transom of dinghy which was hauled out of water
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-08-24 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
25 HP outboard stolen from boat on YSATT mooring; security patrol out of commission that night
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2010-08-20 00:00
Theft
Cash
Unknown
US$1600 in cash stolen in commodore's room after left behind by skipper
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2010-08-07 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
5 boats boarded and ransacked; employee accused and dismissed
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2010-07-27 00:00
Theft
Anchor
N/A
Stolen from boat on hard; later recovered
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-26 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
12 ft AB dinghy, 18 HP Tohatsu outboard third theft this week, Police said this type of activity is on the rise
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-20 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
10ft AB dinghy, 15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-14 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
No further info
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-02 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
40 HP
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-07-02 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
14 ft Caribe dinghy,40 HP Yamaha with navy cover, 3/8" chain, locked to yacht
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-06-19 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Not lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-06-07 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
On davits
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas IMS Yard
2010-05-26 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Not Locked
Suspect escorted to IMS security
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2010-05-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy lifted
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2010-05-13 00:00
Theft
Unknown
Unknown
No further details
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas IMS Yard
2010-05-01 00:00
Theft
Generator
Not Locked
Portable generator
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2009-03-29 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 18 HP Tohatsu
Trinidad/Tobago
Boca
2008-07-30 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
Approached by well-lit fishing boat as if to ram; yacht skipper headed off and pointed gun; half hour later same scenario; fishing boat headed west
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Hibiscus Gas Platform (11.1N 61.7w)
2008-03-28 00:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
N/A
About dusk, approached by large red, blue and green pirogue with 3 outboards and 6 men; rifle shots fired, returned fire with flare gun; pirogue sped away, Trinidad CG by VHF
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Scotland Bay
2007-05-30 00:00
Robbery
Cash
N/A
Late afternoon, 4 men armed with gun and cutlass robbed 25 passengers. 1 passenger alerted Coast Guard who caught and arrested 3
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2006-11-24 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Dinghy locked to yacht with chain, painter cut by sharp knife
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-11-24 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
10' dinghy with 9 HP Mercury, painter cut by sharp knife, dinghy found 2 days later near pos all cut up
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Tropical Marine
2006-10-26 00:00
Assault
Cash
N/A
About 2130, three men with machetes entered restaurant, smacked 2 cruisers and owner on the side of head with machetes and took cash
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-09-16 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Unknown
Yacht on YSATT mooring, mid-afternoon 5 HP Mariner outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTSA
2006-08-17 00:00
Theft
12 Ft Dinghy and 15HP outboard
Unknown
12 Ft Dinghy and 15HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-16 00:00
Robbery
Lots
N/A
Boarded by 3 armed men 3 am, stripped boat, coast guard came to mayday call
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTYC
2006-08-09 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Attempt to take dinghy, fought off by crew
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2006-08-05 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Man jumped from pirogue to dinghy at dock, yard manager shone light, man jumped back into pirogue
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-05 00:00
Theft
Dinghy
Unknown
Perp arrested
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Power Boats
2006-08-04 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
Police called and perp arrested.
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-08-03 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
No further details
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-08-02 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
Owner away, boat on hard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-08-01 00:00
Burglary
Lots
Locked
No further details
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Coral Cove Yard
2006-07-15 00:00
Theft
Dvd Player, Etc
Not Locked
Between 15 May - 1 Dec, returned to find dvd player, binoculars, handheld radio and night vision goggles gone; yard had access to do work
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-07-10 00:00
Robbery
Documents and cash
N/A
Walking on western main road, car with 3 armed men, took passport, boat papers, jewelry and cash
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-06-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Also several others same night
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad TTYC
2006-05-26 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
Tried to get dinghy and main outboard which were locked, took spare outboard from dink
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Crews Inn
2006-05-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Marina dinghy and 15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-05-19 00:00
Theft
Outboard
Not Locked
15 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-05-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
25 HP outboard
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas Peakes
2006-03-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Many involved in this chase also; some indication that one dinghy was taken in order to steal the other (see above)
Trinidad/Tobago
Trinidad Chaguaramas
2006-03-16 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Many involved in the chase , dinghy and outboard recovered
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