THE VIRGINS: The US Virgins and the British Virgins

 

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
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2016-07-05 03:00
Theft
kayak
Not Locked
A yacht anchored near shore had its (in the water) kayak stolen overnight while the crew slept.
BVI
Tortola Maya Cove Hodges Creek Marina
2014-05-27 01:00
Robbery
electronic items and cash
Not Locked
2 men (1 armed with a gun) boarded yacht just after 1 AM and demanded $$$ and cell phones., Police (RVIPF) are investigating
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2014-02-17 03:00
Theft
2 dinghies stolen at about 3 AM
Unknown
2 dinghies stolen overnight, no further details available
BVI
Tortola Fat Hogg's Bay Penn's Landing
2014-02-16 02:00
Burglary
dinghy fuel tank
Unknown
dinghy fuel tank stolen overnight
BVI
Tortola Fat Hogg's Bay Penn's Landing
2014-02-10 22:00
Attempted Robbery
Failed
Unknown
2 masked men boarded yacht on mooring and confronted the owner at 10 PM, shots fired by intruder(missed)who fled with accomplice in (another owners) stolen dinghy, police investigating
BVI
Tortola West End
2012-01-06 00:00
Theft
Personal electronics
Not Locked
About 1 am, tall man tried to get in cabin, chased off by crew; found iPad and iPhone missing from cockpit. Gave description of boarder to police, who took fingerprints and have suspect
BVI
Jost Van Dyke White Bay
2011-12-14 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Captain awoke about 0300 to find guy cutting dinghy painter; this was the 2nd in a week in this anchorage; last year same time frame also, reported to police.
BVI
Tortola Cane Garden Bay
2009-05-23 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard(RECOVERED)
Not Locked
Recovered dinghy in bay a few miles west; called police 4 times to come to investigate; police never arrived
BVI
Tortola Nanny Cay Boatyard
2008-04-24 00:00
Theft
Cell phone , cash
Not Locked
Work being done on boat so not locked; discovered cell phone and US$600 taken; closed circuit tv at yard - manager thinks he knows who did it
BVI
Tortola Nanny Cay Boatyard
2008-04-24 00:00
Theft
Cell phone and computer
Unk
Cell phone and computer taken; closed circuit tv at yard - manager thinks he knows who did it
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-05-27 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Lots of wind covered noise of theft; reported to Sunsail base
BVI
Norman Island The Bight
2007-03-18 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
10:30 night boarded by three men; one guest bashed one boarder in head with winch handle and all three boarders left; police looking out for someone with head injury
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Police investigating
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Marina told reporting boat 4 dinghies and outboards taken over the week-end
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
Dinghy recovered several days later no outboard
BVI
Tortola West End
2007-03-09 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy and 15 HP outboard; dink recovered several days later no outboard
BVI
Tortola Village Cay Marina
2006-11-28 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Mid-afternoon, 10 foot dinghy with blue bottom and "zoom" painted on bow, 5 HP Nissan
BVI
Tortola West End
2006-05-30 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Tied at customs dock mid-afternoon; 10 ft Caribe and 15 HP Yamaha, police not interested
USVI
St. Thomas American Yacht Harbor
2018-02-05 02:00
Theft
15' Caribe center console w/40 hp outboard
Locked
A yacht on E dock at AYH had its locked dinghy stolen overnight. A police report was made, CCTV cameras recorded the event and police arrested the culprit. The dinghy was found abandonded and returned to the owners.
USVI
St. Thomas Red Hook anchorage
2018-02-03 02:00
Theft
16' Caribe w/yamaha 50 hp
Locked
A dinghy locked to the yacht was stolen overnight from the Muller Bay area of Red Hook anchorage overnight. A police report was made.

CSSN NOTE: there are social media reports of additonal dinghy thefts in this area. If you are a victim, or know a victim, please encourage/make a report using the CSSN online reporting form. It's quick and easy and important to help our community understand these events.
USVI
St Croix south shore
2016-01-15 11:00:00
Piracy
electronics, cash
N/A
On January 14, 2016 a French single-hander, en route from the Bahamas to Guadeloupe stopped to rest overnight in a protected anchorage on the southwest coast of St. Croix. The next morning, 30 minutes after departing the anchorage at 1100 HRS, while under power, and then located about 1.5 miles offshore, he was approached and boarded in an act of piracy by 2 of 3 young men onboard a big fishing boat. The men aggressively threatened him, shouting “drugs, money” and punched him in the face and then stabbed/slashed his lower left leg. They took cash and electronics from below. The captain was then shot in the right thigh at close range, severely wounding him, and left on the floor of his drifting boat when the men departed. The captain, although bleeding profusely and in severe pain was able to maneuver his boat back into the industrial harbor alongside a tug. He tossed shells, winch handles, etc. at the side of the tug. It took about 45 minutes before he was able to get the attention of anyone on the much larger tug. A tug crewmember eventually investigated the unusual noises and then summoned the police and ambulance. The victim was transported to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for his serious injuries, some 3 hours after the initial attack. The boat was put in the care of the police, and later hauled for storage. After a period of hospitalization, the victim was stabilized and then returned to France, where he remains hospitalized after additional surgeries. CSSN NOTE: CSSN wishes to thank the Good Samaritan who assisted the victim with communications and translated a first person report from French. CSSN suggests that anyone who finds themselves in a serious situation while outside their home country, particularly if not able to speak the local language, make or request contact with the closest of their home country Consular Services/Embassy. Consular officials can assist with a variety of helpful emergency resources, including qualified translators, communications with family/friends as well as with all of the appropriate local officials. CSSN will post further updates here as they become available.

USVI
St. Croix Christiansted
2015-12-13 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and Suzuki 2.5 outboard, small anchor and ground tackle and all of the hardware was gone off the boat
Not Locked
Our dinghy was stolen from the Jones Maritime Company dock sometime Dec 12 or 13. The dock has a locked gate, but the dinghy was only tied to the dock, and the painter was cut. We walked along the industrial waterfront west of Christiansted, and found the dinghy onshore, all tubes slashed beyond repair. The motor, ground tackle and hardware used to hoist the dinghy were all missing. Reported to police.
USVI
Water Island, St Thomas
2015-11-30 00:00
Theft
Dinghy, hard, aluminum transom, fire hose on gunwhale, outboard engine with white cowling with two horizontal stripes
Unknown
November 30, at night in Water Island USVI hard dinghyand outboard motor stolen. It is unknown if it was reported to police. Reported to CSSN via KPK.
USVI
St. Thomas Yacht Haven Marina
2013-12-07 18:00
Theft
West Marine dinghy, 5 HP outboard
Locked
1800-2200 hrs locked West Marine dinghy with 5 HP outboard stolen; dinghy later found adrift, minus the outboard ( which was new) both had been locked, tools used to pry the outboard locking bar off were found in the dinghy. Reported to the police.
USVI
St. Thomas Marriott Hotel Dock
2012-03-17 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
10-12 ft inflatable locked to dock with 25 HP Yamaha locked to dinghy; found drifting next morning and returned to Frenchtown without outboard, reprted to police.
USVI
St. Thomas Yacht Haven Marina
2012-03-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Unknown
8-10 ft inflatable with 15 HP Yamaha taken; found next day at Hassel island without outboard, reported to police
USVI
St. Thomas Frenchtown
2011-03-01 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Between 27 Feb. and 3 March, charter yacht taken from its mooring. Underwriters offered big reward. Yacht recovered 17 March at Water Island, USVI
USVI
St. Croix Christiansted
2010-12-21 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Locked
Dinghy locked to locked and gated dock; left adrift minus fuel tank and pump; local fisherman retrieved and returned
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2010-01-04 00:00
Theft
8 Dinghies and outboards
Not Locked
3-4 young men in truck took 1 from marina and used that to gather up to 11 more; chased to antilles gas area; police called; all perps released
USVI
St. John Cruz Bay
2009-06-18 00:00
Theft
Fuel tank
Unknown
Between 1700-2100
USVI
St. Thomas American Yacht Harbor
2009-03-29 00:00
Theft
Winch
Not Locked
Mid afternoon, new winch stolen from cockpit locker
USVI
St. Croix Frederickstad
2007-12-15 00:00
Theft
Dinghy and outboard
Not Locked
Nautica dinghy and outboard taken from fishermen's dock; $500 reward offered
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2007-01-19 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
Locked
Between Christmas and mid-Feb, attempt to take outboard from unoccupied boat
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2006-05-11 00:00
Theft
Boat
Unknown
Seen week of 15 May Marigot, St. Martin, painted blue, 3 pob, thought to be crossing Atlantic, $25,000 reward, interpol involved
USVI
St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie
2006-04-08 00:00
Attempted Theft
Failed
N/A
About 1 am 2 young men asking for help, not trying to start outboard, trying to steal gas tank
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