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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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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

 

20 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-04-12 02:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: St. Vincent Blue Lagoon EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-04-12 02:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: St. Vincent Blue Lagoon
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: dinghy fuel tank, hose and filter
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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 .

19 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-04-16 23:00 Country Name: Haiti Location Detail: Petit Port a Piment EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-04-16 23:00
Country Name: Haiti
Location Detail: Petit Port a Piment
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Dinghy,life raft,solar panels,computers, binoculars, electronics, etc.

SECURED: Locked

DETAILS: An Australian couple aboard their sailboat en route from Cuba to Ile a Vache Haiti  anchored overnight near Petit Port a Piment , Haiti . At approximately 11 PM it was boarded by 10-15 men armed with clubs, sticks and machetes. They cooperated with the attackers and offered everything, but they were violently assaulted. The captain was beaten badly, resulting in broken bones and machete wounds. His wife sustained significant injuries also.  The steering compass was intentionally damaged/disabled. The next day local police arrived and both were taken to a local hospital where they received treatment, and the husband confined for several days. Various officials provided assistance and the damaged boat was taken by a delivery captain to Ile a Vache, Haiti.  The captain and his wife returned to Australia where their injuries were re-assessed, and they received additional medical care.

 

19 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-01-21 03:00 Country Name: Haiti Location Detail: Corail EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-01-21 03:00
Country Name: Haiti
Location Detail: Corail
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: All Cash ( $1000 US ), laptops, diving equipment, etc.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: A French couple and their children had anchored overnight between Corail and Pestel, Haiti. At 3 AM they were boarded by 12 men armed with machine guns and machetes. The leader of the group was in uniform. The boat was “inspected” for 2.5 hours, rummaging drawers, lockers, etc. The roller furling and main sheet were deliberately damaged. The men were aggressive, with much yelling and arm waving, but the crew cooperated. They forced the boat to go 2 miles back to Corial at first light after taking all the cash on board ($1000), laptops and some other gear from the captain . The official then “allowed” the boat to depart to go onward to Pestel, Haiti the next planned stop. It is unlikely a police report was made. CSSN became aware of this incident of piracy/assault while confirming details of the next incident of piracy/assault, (also in Haiti), dated 16 April 2015

19 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-30 01:00 Country Name: Dominica Location Detail: Prince Rupert Bay South End EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-03-30 01:00
Country Name: Dominica
Location Detail: Prince Rupert Bay South End
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Laptop, mobile phone, VHF, cash
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: A single hander anchored in the south end of Prince Rupert Bay was awakened at 1:00 AM by noise on deck. Somewhat disoriented, he unlocked and went up to the cockpit where he encountered 2 men, one with a gun. The thieves stole his laptop, phone, VHF, cash and demanded his credit card and PIN. He informed them he did not have a credit card and the they left. The next day he informed other boats anchored nearby and made a report to the police. CSSN NOTE: PAYS operates a night-time security patrol in the NORTH end of Prince Rupert Bay, and a radio call from the locked cabin may have prevented this incident.

12 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-07 Country Name: Venezuela- Mainland And Nearshore Islands Location Detail: Morrocoy EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-03-07
Country Name: Venezuela- Mainland And Nearshore Islands
Location Detail: Morrocoy
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: 3 occupied weekend motorboats were boarded around 10AM Saturday morning by thieves armed with guns , those on-board were sequestered in cabins, the boats were then ransacked and pillaged. The criminals then stole 1 of the 3 boats to depart.
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: Three families in weekend motor yachts were boarded about 10 AM by men armed with guns near Cayo Sur, which is located between Puerto Cabello and Chichiriviche in Morrocoy National Park. The 3 boats/occupants were taken to a remote location, the vessel occupants locked below in cabins and the boats ransacked/pillaged . At 4 PM when the criminals were done, they took one of the 3 boats and departed.

From Noonsite piracy reports 2015 – http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Venezuela/venezuela-morrocoy-national-park-three-local-motorboats-held-hostage-and-ransacked-march-2015

 

08 Apr 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-28 17:00 Country Name: Honduras Location Detail: Punta Sal (Tela) EVENT: Assault
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DATE: 2015-03-28 17:00
Country Name: Honduras
Location Detail: Punta Sal (Tela)
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: Money, Camera, Ipod Mp3, Gasoline, VHF, GPS, various random items they could find
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Whilst underway close to Punta Sal we noticed a small fishing boat following us from the west. They approached and asked for gasoline. Suddenly 3 of the 4 men boarded our sailing vessel with guns and demanded money. We were threatened with guns to our heads and a knife to my wife’s throat. We cooperated with the pirates and gave them what they wanted. The pirates cut the main halyard, cut the gps cables, stole the VHF radio and other electronics, threw our fresh water supplies over board and put the engine in full throttle. They grounded the sailboat into the secluded bay “Escondido” inside the Jeanette Kava National Park. 4 days later we were rescued after SOS signs we made in the ground at the park’s entrance were seen by visitors who arrived by boat to another area of the park. No one was harmed, but it was a frightening experience. The boat was damaged and was still aground several days after we were rescued while local officials worked with the captain to make temporary repairs and remove the yacht to a repair facility.

CSSN NOTE: When local and federal Honduran officials learned of this incident, they provided not only assistance to the captain, but also hotel accommodations, support and return air travel to the temporary crew/victims.

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31 Mar 2015 - Social Media Features Announced by CSSN in Caribbean Compass
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The all volunteer team at Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN) is proud to announce Facebook, Twitter and RSS Features building on the highly successful CSSN Email Alert system . Now you can Follow Us/Like us on Facebook, Twitter and RSS Feed to get all CSSN News and Incident Reports delivered to your social media accounts as we post security_matters_logothem. From the CSSN website you can now share any page or post with anyone on all social media and email. Additionally, Facebook Cruisers Groups administrators can get AUTOMATIC CSSN News and Incident Reports posted or pushed to their groups timeline. Visit https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com for details on Alerts and our social media capabilities.

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RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.

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29 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-24 03:01 Country Name: St. Martin (French) Location Detail: Lagoon EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-24 03:01
Country Name: St. Martin (French)
Location Detail: Lagoon
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Dinghy
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: Dinghy stolen overnight was found with another stolen dinghy, see prior report  Details about this dinghy unknown, (not know if locked or if police report was made) but was returned to the owner.

29 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-24 03:00 Country Name: St. Martin (French) Location Detail: Lagoon EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-24 03:00
Country Name: St. Martin (French)
Location Detail: Lagoon
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Dinghy with engine was stolen
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Dinghy was locked by a cable to the aft pulpit. Overnight, the lock was cut. Went looking for the dingy in the morning and found it. It was tied to a fence at a small apartment complex located in the lagoon, across from the French entrance. Prop was damaged.

29 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-23 22:00 Country Name: St. Martin (French) Location Detail: Marigot Bay EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-23 22:00
Country Name: St. Martin (French)
Location Detail: Marigot Bay
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Dinghy with 20 HP outboard
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: Dinghy with 20 HP outboard stolen at night from the Marigot ferry dock, not known if locked or reported to authorities, details incomplete in SXM Cruisers Facebook

25 Mar 2015 - Panama – San Blas Islands, Navigation Safety Reminder
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Potential navigation safety issues with electronic charts, night arrival and crew fatigue…

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Reports from several sources in the San Blas indicate that four yachts have been grounded there so far this year and all were total losses. The crews survived after abandoning ship with their passports, pets and little else. CSSN encourages those arriving in the San Blas archipelago to approach with care, particularly if approaching for the first time.

 

 

Several common factors seemed to create these sad situations:

1. Nighttime entry/arrival to the banks (consider remaining well off until light permits eyeball navigation)

2. Misuse of electronic navigation charts (be certain all crew

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understand the scale settings on echarts)

3. Sleep deprivation/crew fatigue

Any commercial chart will get you to the San Blas area, but navigation within the island chain is much more difficult. Noonsite and others have reported that the Bauhaus guides and electronic equivalent for the San Blas are considered the best available, but not perfect. Use good judgment and all navigation tools with understanding and care.

CSSN wishes you safe cruising,

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20 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-15 16:00 Country Name: Dominica Location Detail: Anchorage Hotel EVENT: Assault – UPDATED
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DATE: 2015-03-15 16:00
Country Name: Dominica
Location Detail: Anchorage Hotel
EVENT: Assault
Stolen Items: None
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: While on a previously paid for mooring in front of the Anchorage hotel, a yacht was approached by a small local boat whose occupant threatened them with a spear gun and then attempted to use a machete to cut their line. The yacht left the mooring . Reports were made to the police and Coast Guard. 

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CSSN UPDATE 2015-04-14: Our original posting failed to include that the Coast Guard responded very quickly, within about 10 minutes, to this threatening situation. We later learned that the yacht subsequently returned to the mooring, and that business interests in the area conducted a meeting with local boatmen to convey the seriousness of this type of behavior and to (hopefully) prevent any future occurrences.

20 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-16 02:45 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Pigeon Island EVENT: Attempted Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-16 02:45
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Pigeon Island
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: None – unsuccessful attempt to steal dinghy w/ outboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: A dinghy w/outboard (in the water) was locked to the yacht with a 6mm cable, owner investigated noise at 0245 HRS and interrupted the thief who had just finished cutting the cable with a hacksaw, the thief fled in his own dinghy. Reported to marina and coast guard.

16 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-02 12:00 Country Name: Honduras Location Detail: Lawson Rock EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-02 12:00
Country Name: Honduras
Location Detail: Lawson Rock
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: A Robertson and Caine catamaran was stolen 3 March from the Lawson Rock dock
SECURED: Not LockedStolen Yacht ROatan
DETAILS: The catamaran stolen on 3 March from Lawson Rock dock was reported to authorities and then found 1 week later abandoned/beached at Mahahual. It is not known if there was any damage to the yacht, or if anything had been stolen from the yacht.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Mar 2015 - Chris Parker Announces Weather Broadcast Schedule starting March 2015
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Chris Parker reports new and updated weather schedules:

NEW:

6:00am AST/EDT (1000 utc) on 4.045 & 8.137 USB
Antennas turned ESE from Florida
Format: Synopsis/Forecast for E Caribbean
Existing:

6:30am AST/EDT (1030 utc) to 8:00 am – on 4.045 & 8.137 USB
Antennas turned ESE from Florida
Format: Synopsis/Forecast for Bahamas
Note: this is best Net for VESSELS MOVING N from E Caribbean to Bermuda/30N

8:00am AST/EDT (1200 utc) on 8.137 USB & 12.350 USB
Antennas turned NE from Florida
Format: Synopsis/Forecast for US E Coast
Note: this is best Net for VESSELS N&W of Bermuda and N of 30N.

8:30am AST/EDT (1230 utc) on 8.137 USB & 12.350 USB
Antennas turned ESE from Florida
Format: Synopsis/Forecast for E Caribbean

9:00am AST/EDT (1300 utc) on 8.137 USB & 12.350 USB
Antennas turned S from Florida
Format: Synopsis/Forecast for W Caribbean

11 Mar 2015 - Deterioration in United States -Venezuela  Relations Impact Cruisers – Americans now need Visa – USA declares national security emergency.
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If you are a US flagged vessel or carry a US passport and are planning to visit (even the offshore islands in an “en transito” mode) you should obtain the latest information available and make an informed choice.  All US citizens now require a visa for entry into Venezuela, and these must be obtained prior to entry.  Arrival at any port , or an encounter with any official without the appropriate visa could result in denial of entry, or possibly detention and seizure. While foreign Venezuelan consulates can provide instructions and may process visa applications, travel to Venezuela by US flagged yachts or carrying US citizens should be considered at this time to be HIGH RISK.

CSSN encourages all US citizens currently in Venezuela, and any with assets there (boats, homes, businesses) to pay very close attention to the developing situation there. Historically,  response to this type of action by the US has been swift, but often poorly or inappropriately targeted. Cruisers and their boats could become the target for any local official hoping to improve their own standing in the Maduro regime. If you are a US citizen currently in Venezuela, it would be prudent to have a plan in place to depart on short notice.

US Announces New Executive Order Sanctions on Venezuela — Declares “National Emergency”

Monday 9 March 2015, United States President Obama issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) declaring a national emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the situation in Venezuela. Declaring any country a threat to national security is the first step in starting a U.S. sanctions program. The same process has been followed with countries such as Iran and Syria, U.S. officials said.

Link to full article

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/09/us-usa-venezuela-idUSKBN0M51NS20150309

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article13087994.html

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/09/fact-sheet-venezuela-executive-order

Venezuela Responds:

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela will respond shortly to new U.S moves to declare it a national security threat and sanction seven prominent officials, its foreign minister said on Monday. “We will soon make public Venezuela’s response to these declarations,” Delcy Rodriguez told reporters, declining to give further details.

Link to full article

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/09/us-usa-venezuela-minister-idUSKBN0M51QO20150309

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/09/venezuela-recalls-top-envoy-washington-us-sanctions

11 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-06 02:00 Country Name: SVG Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel) EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-06 02:00
Country Name: SVG
Location Detail: Canouan Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel)
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: $400.00 in cash
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 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.

10 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2014-12-07 02:00 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Boca Chica EVENT: Robbery
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DATE: 2014-12-07 02:00
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Boca Chica
EVENT: Robbery
Stolen Items: cash
SECURED: Unknown
DETAILS: At 0200 hrs the only cruising yacht at Marina ZarPar (mooring) was boarded by 2 individuals with knives. They threatened the crew and demanded cash, which they took, leaving the crew uninjured before jumping overboard to escape. Radio calls to the CG and Marina went unanswered. A report was made to the marina the next day.

10 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2014-12-11 01:30 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Boca Chica EVENT: Attempted Robbery
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DATE: 2014-12-11 01:30
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Boca Chica
EVENT: Attempted Robbery
Stolen Items: none -unsuccessful (attempted) armed robberyi
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: At 0130 hrs 3 swimmers were heard boarding an occupied vessel on a Marina ZarPar mooring. The crew immediately secured the companionway, were prepared with a machete and were able to repel the boarders when they broke in thru the companionway and threatened with knives. Boarders jumped over and swam away. Boat alarms sounded and police were summoned. 1 individual was detained but then released. No injuries were reported. Marina ZarPar management reports that a radio has now been provided to security staff and night patrols stepped up. (see prior incident 7 December 2014)

09 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-06 02:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Vieux Fort EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-06 02:00
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: 75 HP Yamaha engine
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: 75 HP Yamaha that was arc welded to the stern of a fishing boat was cut from the boat (causing damage ) and stolen overnight. Cruisers are not alone in dealing with dinghy/engine theft, this was most certainly a planned theft. The victim made reports to the local Vieux Fort police, and to the local newspaper.

For further information see the link http://www.stlucianewsonline.com/vieux-fort-fisherman-boat-engine-stolen/

08 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-03-02 22:00 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach EVENT: Theft
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DATE: 2015-03-02 22:00
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Yamaha 4HP outboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Sometime between 2000 & 2200hrs, a dinghy secured to a tree on Reduit Beach had the lock /cable that secured the outboard to the dinghy cut. the 4 HP outboard was stolen. Reports to the police and Rodney Bay Marina were made.

05 Mar 2015 - DATE: 2015-02-18 21:07 Country Name: Dominican Republic Location Detail: Luperon EVENT: Burglary
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DATE: 2015-02-18 21:07
Country Name: Dominican Republic
Location Detail: Luperon
EVENT: Burglary
Stolen Items: All tools being used for repairs. Along with small solar panels and anything else of perceived value including the new wiring loom being cut out.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: The vessel was boarded twice possibly three times over a few of days. Other local sailors did not think it important to make a report to your site. However I let anyone know who would listen just as a warning, I wish I had been aware of your site before now. Thank you for your time running your site. Not reported to authorities.

CSSN Note: Reporting is important to other cruisers and law enforcement, who would like to have information about crime against yachts in the Caribbean so they can factor the information into their risk assessments. Also if it is not reported to authorities, it is as if it didn’t happen. No resources can ever be applied, because there is no data upon which to base resource allocation by law enforcement. Reporting helps us all. If you can offer ways for CSSN to make reporting more, better or different, please contact us!