September 8, 2018 – CSSN UPDATE: The victim has discovered that a scuba tank was also taken from his yacht during the dinghy theft, and we are updating our records to reflect this new information.
DATE: 2018-09-04 01:30
Country Name: Trinidad/Tobago
Location Detail: Trinidad Chaguaramas TTSA
Stolen Items: Dinghy and engine
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.