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28 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-01 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s outside lagoon EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-07-01
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s outside lagoon
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: 10 ft rigid fiberglass dinghy with 6hp 4S engine
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.

28 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-20 19:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-07-20 19:00
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: “cleaned out” a monohull ketch at anchor in Prickly Bay.
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: 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.

28 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-20 19:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-07-20 19:00
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada Prickly Bay
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: laptop, possibly more
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: 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.

28 Jul 2015 - Volcano Alert UPDATED to Yellow – Kick ’em Jenny – Marine Exclusion Zone
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UPDATE: ORANGE ALERT DOWNGRADED TO YELLOW  27 July 2015

Marine interests still required to observe 5 km exclusion zone.kick-em-jenny2554-450x303

Seismic activity  diminished.

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24 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-18 20:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Bequia Princess Margaret Beach EVENT: Burglary
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DATE: 2015-05-18 20:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
EVENT: Burglary
Stolen Items: Cash
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: 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.

23 Jul 2015 - Volcano Alert Orange – UPDATED to Yellow – Kick ’em Jenny – Marine Exclusion Zone UPDATED
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UPDATE: ORANGE ALERT DOWNGRADED TO YELLOW  27 July 2015

Marine interests still required to observe 5 km exclusion zone.

Seismic activity  diminished.

Previously:

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Maritime interests have been told to strictly observe the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano Exclusion Zone of five kilometres around the summit of the volcano. (Picture compliments St Vincent and The Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organisation.)

 From the University of The West Indies Seismic Research Centre:

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On Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano. Signs of elevated seismicity (earthquakes) began on 11th July and continue to present. For the period since the 11th July a total of more than 200 micro and small kemj grenadaearthquakes, of varying magnitudes, have been recorded, with the largest, prior to the strong signal, less than magnitude 3.0. There have also been observations from divers of degassing occurring off the west coast of Grenada in the Moliniere Sculpture Park area. This activity is being closely monitored by The UWI-SRC and further updates would be issued as more information becomes available.

Please be advised

Current Alert Level: Orange *

http://www.uwiseismic.com/NewsDetails.aspx?id=365

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SeaBeam image of Kick ’em Jenny showing new craters and domes (March, 2003). During a research cruise in March 2003 scientists discovered three craters (C1, C2 and Kick ’em Jack) and two domes (D1 and D2) near Kick ’em Jenny. Further investigations are needed to confirm whether these are separate ‘live’ volcanoes

What is Kick ’em Jenny?
Kick ’em Jenny is a submarine volcano located 8km north of Grenada. The volcano is about 1300m high, and its summit is currently thought to be about 180m below the surface of the sea. As far as we know, Kick ’em Jenny is the only ‘live’ (likely to erupt again) submarine volcano in the Eastern Caribbean. It is also the most frequently active volcano in the region, erupting at least 12 times since it was discovered in 1939. The last eruption of Kick ’em Jenny occurred in December 2001. For details of that eruption go to news archives. The volcano is currently at Alert Level ORANGE and there is 5km exclusion zone around the volcano.

http://www.uwiseismic.com/?id=27

Information for Yachts:

http://www.uwiseismic.com/General.aspx?id=59

 

* What Alert Levels Mean:

Alert Levels for Kick `em Jenny Volcano

Alert Level Symptoms Action by Scientists Recommended action by Civil Authorities and the Public
GREEN Volcano is quiet. Seismicity and fumarolic (steam vent) activity are below the historical level at the volcano. No other unusual activity detected. Maintain basic monitoring system. – Undertake public awareness campaigns. -Prepare evacuation plan for vulnerable areas. – Check the Seismic Research Unit website regularly for change in status. – Visiting scientists should submit a complete plan of their proposed activities to NERO, Grenada, for approval
YELLOW Volcano is restless: seismicity and/or fumarolic activity are above the historical level or other unusual activity has been observed or can be expected without warning. – Bring monitoring system to full capability. – Civil authorities will be alerted and commuinication system tested. – Intensify public awareness campaigns. – An exclusion zone of 1.5km from the summit of the volcano should be enforced for non-essential shipping. – Visiting scientists should ensure that the Sauteurs Observatory is manned throughout their visit (at their expense) and that the Observatory can contact their ship at any time. They must also be prepared to leave the exclusion zones immediately upon request.
ORANGE Highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity. Eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours notice. – All regional governments alerted through Disaster Coordinators and Venezuelan diplomatic missions. – Sauteurs Observatory continuously manned. – Continuous communication with NERO. (GRENADA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). – Summit area under continuous visual surveillance. – Scientists and emergency personnel within exclusion zones maintain continuous contact with the Observatory. – Vulnerable communities advised of evacuation routes and transport put on standby. – Local radio stations in Grenada, St. Vincent, barbados and Trinidad placed on alert. – Public listens to local radio continuously for updates and visits the Seismic Research Unit website if possible. -All shipping stays outside the first exculsion zone (1.5km from the summit). – Non-essential shipping (pleasure craft etc) stays 5km clear of the summit (second exclusion zone). – Visiting scientists who are not taking part in essential monitoring are regarded as non-essential.
RED Eruption is in progress or may begin without further warning. – Measurements within the exclusion zones as permitted by activity. – Aerial reconaissance whenever possible. – Vulnerable areas prepared for immediate evacuation. – All shipping stays 5km clear of summit (i.e. out of the first and second exculsion zones). – Public in all vulnerable zones should listen to local radio stations for updates.

 

17 Jul 2015 - Important Notice from CSSN
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From: Kim White, CSSN

Dear CSSN community,

This is a letter of apology. I took the incident reports you so graciously provided to CSSN and to the cruising community and put them in a place they truly do not belong, Facebook Cruiser Group(s). My intentions were honest, my perspective naive, severely shortsighted, and ultimately badly flawed. Mea Culpa.

I am going to take a do-over, and make it as right as I can going forward.

  1. Direct feeds of Incident Reports and News Items to all social media, other than our own pages, and the personal accounts you have subscribed with, will cease immediately.

  2. Those who choose to get incident reports from us in their personal social media accounts will be encouraged to be cautious and thoughtful when sharing or re-posting as a matter of respect and courtesy to those who shared it with us. If you notice that comments on your shares or re-posts become dysfunctional please manage them the best you can. I will simply have to trust that you will do this.

  3. Anyone who makes a report to CSSN has, and will always have the option of personally taking their report to any place they wish, and with it the responsibility to manage it once there. CSSN does not have the resources nor is it advisable to attempt to do it on your behalf.

The alternative of disabling a communications pathway that some of you use as an alternative to email seems a bit dire.

I am profoundly sorry to have made this series of missteps, please forgive me.

As always, CSSN welcomes your feedback at . We are sincere in our efforts to improve what we do for you, the cruising community.

Kim White

15 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-14 02:45 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-07-14 02:45
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: none, unsuccessful attempt theft
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.

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13 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-07 02:00 Country Name: Curacao Location Detail: Spanish Water EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-07-07 02:00

Country Name: Curacao
Location Detail: Spanish Water
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: nothing, dinghy painter was cut nearly thru
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: On awakening the crew of a boat anchored in Spanish Waters discovered that overnight their dinghy had been tampered with. The canvas cover for the outboard had been removed, and the painter nearly cut thru with a sharp implement of some sort. The dinghy was cabled and locked to the yacht, the outboard engine was securely locked to the dinghy. The owners asked CSSN to specifically remind and warn others that this pattern of attempted/actual theft has occurred here in Spanish Waters before, the swimout thieves drift off in the night with the dinghy to work away at the locks on the outboard in a remote area, and the dinghy minus the outboard is sometimes later recovered, sometimes the entire dinghy is swum ashore and then taken away by a waiting pickup truck.. This incident was reported on the local Curacao daily VHF net, but it can happen to anyone, anywhere.

CSSN NOTE: Cables, stainless steel chains and sturdy locks do provide a first order of defense against casual “sneak” thieves, but LIFTING and then also LOCKING provides a more robust deterrent.

11 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-06-15/25 02:00 Country Name: Honduras Location Detail: Utila East Harbour EVENT: Theft
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A yacht anchored in East Harbour, Utila, in the Bay Islands of Honduras reported to Noonsite that they experienced 2 incidents of theft while visiting there recently.  Overnight on 6-15-2015 dive gear (wetsuit, fins and booties) left drying on deck was stolen and then 10 days later on 6-25-2015, 2 SCUBA tanks were stolen, again while crew slept below. A report to the Port Captain was made.
To read the original report visit http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Honduras/honduras-utila-east-harbour-deck-gear-stolen-june-2015

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DATE: 2015-06-15 02:00
Country Name: Honduras
Location Detail: Utila East Harbour
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: wetsuit,fins and booties
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Dive gear (wetsuit, fins and booties) left drying on deck was stolen overnight

DATE: 2015-06-25 02:00
Country Name: Honduras
Location Detail: Utila East Harbour
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: 2 SCUBA tanks
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Overnight 2 scuba tanks were stolen from an occupied boat while crew slept below. Reported to the Port Captain.

09 Jul 2015 - CSSN is proud to announce yet another enhancement to our site
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 CSSN is proud to announce yet another enhancement to our site and the information we provide to the cruising community, helping captains assess risk and make informed choices in the spirit of KNOW BEFORE YOU GO !

Look for these icons on all future CSSN incident reports.

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06 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-07-03 04:30 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Bequia Princess Margaret Beach EVENT Attempted Theft:
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DATE: 2015-07-03 04:30
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Bequia Princess Margaret Beach
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: none
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: 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.

02 Jul 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-20 01:35 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-05-20 01:35
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: knife
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: In an apparent attempt to rob the vessel, a swimmer tripped over and woke the skipper who was sleeping in the cockpit of a boat anchored near shore at Reduit Beach. The robber proceeded to attack the skipper with a knife; the skipper received 20 stab wounds, 17 of which required stitches, before the skipper was able to throw the attacker overboard. A second person onboard was awakened by the activity and assisted in summoning help and transporting the vicitm to police who were waiting ashore and then transported the victim to the local hospital for treatment Skipper was hospitalized for 6 days and is recovering in St Lucia. A police report was made, but no arrests have followed.

26 Jun 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-11 21:00 Country Name: Haiti Location Detail: Petit Paradise EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-05-11 21:00
Country Name: Haiti
Location Detail: Petit Paradise
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Cash, bank cards, cellphone, laptop and hard-drives, knives, 2 jerry jugs of gasoline
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: An experienced and well traveled female single hander was anchored offshore Petit Paradise for about a week, and had been befriended by the locals. On May 11, she had just gone to sleep at around 9PM when she was boarded, viciously attacked, and robbed by 3 armed men who tied her up, beat her, and finally left when they became nervous about being discovered. She later made her way to the village, sought and received assistance and was treated at the medical clinic. Reports were made to the local police, French Embassy, Belgian Consul, and local judge. She has shared a detailed description of the event and it is published on the Noonsite Piracy pages, and can be viewed here http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Haiti/haiti-grand-goave-petit-paradis-night-time-robbery-and-violent-attack-2013-may-2015

CSSN NOTE : This is the THIRD violent assault against a cruiser reported from Haiti this year. The other reports can be viewed here https://wp.me/p3QFio-Da and here  https://wp.me/p3QFio-CD and here https://wp.me/p3QFio-CE.

23 Jun 2015 - Robbery in St. Martin, Marigot, 20th of June 2015, 03:15 pm
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Robbery in St. Martin, Marigot, 20th of June 2015, 03:15 pm

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CSSN does not report crimes ashore in our database. When they occur in areas frequented by cruisers we will sometimes make a NEWS post. CSSN recently received the following from victims who were robbed at Fort Louis, in Marigot, St. Martin. Many cruisers hike up to the old fort to enjoy the scenic view.  

Today (20th of June 2015, 03:15 pm) we hiked up to the Fort Louis in Marigot and got robbed there in the middle of the day.

Two young men were waiting for us behind the walls of the fort, threatened us and put long scissors to my throat. They took my camera but I could trade. I gave them all the cash I had and got back the camera. Luckily we didn’t get hurt and it’s just money but we are quite shocked. All that happened today, on a Saturday at 3:15pm! At that moment we were the only tourists up there.

After the incident we went to the police to report. It was a lucky coincidence that a translator was at the Gendarmerie when we got there because they do NOT speak English.

Very important, if you call the police on the distress call they only speak french.

CSSN NOTE: while not always easy or convenient, making a formal police report as these victims did is important, crimes not reported in this way for all intents and purposes , never occurred.

 

20 Jun 2015 - Updated: Boat Watch – Four St Lucia men missing at sea for two weeks
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From Caribbean 360

“Three decomposed bodies were found by kite surfers on Saturday night (20 June 2015) off Cap Chevalier, on the eastern side of the island and another body was found last Thursday at Anse Aux Bois.

Investigations are being conducted to determine whether any of the bodies found are of the missing men.

On the heels of a search for four men who left Martinique almost three weeks ago for St. Lucia, and the discovery of four bodies in the French island, police have confirmed that seven men left St. Lucia for Martinique on June 13, but never reached their destination either.

The seven left on the fishing boat ‘Same Speed’ around 2 o’clock that morning.

A search for those men is now underway.”

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/another-seven-st-lucian-men-missing-at-sea#ixzz3eGjT943i
Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/news/another-seven-st-lucian-men-missing-at-sea#ixzz3eGjFR5Ah

Previously on CSSN:

Boat WatchBoat Watch: Since so many of the cruising community transit the waters near Martinique and St Lucia, this boat watch is an opportunity for cruisers to help local mariners.

This item first appeared in SNO St Lucia News online

“Almost two weeks after they left the shores of Martinique, four men who were destined to arrive here(St Lucia)  on Friday, June 5, are still missing at sea.

Inspector John Preville told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today (June 19) that the search for the missing men continues. He said his counterparts in Martinique have been sending out radio messages, requesting that other vessels look out for the pirogue or signs of any of the missing men.  Searches have already been conducted in Rodney Bay and Marigot, and Martinique marine deployed an aircraft.st-lucia-001-640x360

The pirogue is powered by a 150-horse power Yamaha engine and had four passengers, including the captain, Wilfred Deterville, who is originally from Richfond, Dennery. Deterville reportedly left Martinique at about 4 a.m. on Friday, June 5 and was expected to arrive in St. Lucia before noon. He was transporting groceries and was accompanied by three other men from St. Lucia, namely Rudolph (only name given), Kurt Richard and Alvin Tristan.”

Contact CSSN with any information and we will relay it to the proper authorities.

See more at: http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/still-no-sign-of-missing-men-at-sea/#sthash.laQufqI6.dpuf

19 Jun 2015 - 2015-06-17 04:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-06-17 04:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.

11 Jun 2015 - DATE: 2015-06-10 18:15 Country Name: Martinique Location Detail: Fort de France EVENT: Dinghy Set Adrift
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DATE: 2015-06-10 18:15
Country Name: Martinique
Location Detail: Fort de France
EVENT: Other – Dinghy Set Adrift
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: We were anchored in Fort de France and made an arrangement with two other cruisers to meet ashore for a picnic. We were last to arrive around 6PM and whilst approaching the dinghy dock saw three local youths aged about 18 untie our friends (not locked) dinghy and kick it free. The wind was blowing off shore and we retrieved the dinghy on our way in. The three youths saw us tie the dinghy up and in a threatening manor told us to keep quiet, as there were others cruisers present they eventually left. No police report was made.

10 Jun 2015 - JUS NOW was stolen from its mooring in Tyrrell Carriacou -Theft
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Theft – JUS NOW ,18 ‘x 6′ speedboat

Theft – JUS NOW ,18 ‘x 6′ speedboat, was stolen from its mooring in Tyrrell Carriacou.(bow line cut) at around 8.30pm, Thursday June 4th . JUS NOW, Reg. No. J31860HV is light blue, white & black, with a Yamaha 40 hp engine. Anyone with info about this boat should contact the Carriacou police at 001 473 443 7870.

UPDATE: The stolen boat was recently reported seen in the Grenada Carriacou area. Vessels in the Grenada and Carriacou area should keep a lookout for this boat, and report any sightings to the local Coast Guard or Carriacou police

04 Jun 2015 - DATE: 2015-04-20 03:30 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-04-20 03:30
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: P.COMPUTER .BINOCULARS
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.

03 Jun 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-30 02:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-05-30 02:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: blue floatation jacket, flip flops, bag of clothes pegs
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: 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. Click on the dates to go to the posts.

03 Jun 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-08 21:00 Country Name: Grenada Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s outside lagoon EVENT: Burglary
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DATE: 2015-05-08 21:00
Country Name: Grenada
Location Detail: Grenada St. George’s outside lagoon
EVENT: Burglary
Stolen Items: computers,iPad,phones, etc.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: 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.

 

28 May 2015 - 2015-05-22 02:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: St. Vincent Chateaubelair EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-05-22 02:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: St. Vincent Chateaubelair
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Wallets, passports, outboard engine
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: 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 abandoned 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.

28 May 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-04 13:00 Country Name: St. Martin (French) Location Detail: Marina Royale EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-05-04 13:00
Country Name: St. Martin (French)
Location Detail: Marina Royale
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: dinghy and outboard
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Unlocked dinghy with outboard was stolen from Port Royale marina dock, around 1PM. A video of the theft (and the 2 thieves) was posted on SXM Facebook and widely viewed , however the dinghy was not recovered – no further details available, incident may not have been reported to authorities.

28 May 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-08 02:00 Country Name: Anguilla Location Detail: Sandy Ground EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-05-08 02:00
Country Name: Anguilla
Location Detail: Sandy Ground
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: whaler type hard dinghy with outboard
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: Elvis Beach Bar hard dinghy (whaler type), with outboard stolen overnight/early hours, no further details available

20 May 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-01 Country Name: Guadeloupe Location Detail: Marina Bas du Fort EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-05-01
Country Name: Guadeloupe
Location Detail: Marina Bas du Fort
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: none
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: At 1 am May 8th, 2015, while stern-to at the Marina Bas du Fort in Guadeloupe, a man boarded our boat and came into our cockpit. Both my husband and myself were woken by the footsteps and confronted the man in the cockpit from behind a locked main cabin door. The man quickly jumped off the boat and ran down the dock letting himself out through the security gate. We called the 24/7 marina number. The person at that number did not speak English. When the marina office opened we contacted them and they were very helpful in relaying our information to the marina management, it is uncertain if marina management contacted the police. It was later learned that other boats had been boarded the same night. As a precaution the owners now adjust their med moor lines at night to move their locked boat further off the dock .

 

CSSN NOTE: This is the 3rd incident of this type at this marina in 2015.

20 May 2015 - DATE: 2015-05-01 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-05-01
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: none
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: 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 .

04 May 2015 - HAITI – UPDATE – additional details about 1 of the 2 assaults reported
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HAITI – UPDATE 

DATE: 2015-04-16 23:00 Country Name: Haiti Location Detail: Petit Port a Piment EVENT: Assault

CSSN working closely with Noonsite has confirmed additional details about 1 of the 2  assaults reported in Haiti this year. The report dated 4-16-2015 in Petit Port a Piment, Haiti, was particularly vicious and several clarifications and details were provided  directly by the victims, now back in their home country of Australia where they received additional medical attention and are now recovering from this violent attack.  The CSSN database has been updated and the first person account has been published on the Noonsite Piracy pages, which can be viewed with this link :

http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Haiti/haiti-violent-attack-on-cruising-couple