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Brazil, Cabedelo: Armed Robbery at Jacaré Marina - July 2017

By Jacqui & Kevin Enright — last modified Sep 04, 2017 10:45 AM

Published: 2017-08-30 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2017
Countries: Brazil

On the 24th of July, 2017, four armed bandits came into the bar of the Jacaré Marina and robbed at gunpoint a group of cruisers who were relaxing and making use of the Marina's Wifi.

Their haul included several phones, computers, tablets and wallets.

The barmaid called the police and the marina owners. The owners then liaised/acted as translators between those robbed and the police.

After this incident we felt extremely vulnerable while alongside in the marina, where the jetties do not have any security gates and are freely open to anybody passing by.

This apparently is the first time that any such incident has happened in Jacaré to cruisers. Which is such a shame because, it was up until now, always considered one of the safest places places in Brazil to visit by boat.

Jacqui & Kevin Enright
Sydney, Australia
SV TINTIN

 

Response from Marina Jacaré Village

 

I am Nicolas, one of the owners of the marina. When that very sad event happened I was in France on holidays. I was informed right away by my two partners.

The police had watched the security video tapes and have the four thieves in custody.

Regarding the thieves, they are not from the neighbourhood. I have been here four years and it's the very first time that this kind of armed robbery has happened.

I assure cruisers that Jacaré is still a safe spot - I Iive here in the marina with my 7 year old son.

To deal with the security issues, we have closed the surrounding wall of the bar/restaurant, improved the lighting and installed some more cameras. We also hired one more security guy.

Regarding the access to the pontoon, this will be closed very soon with security access gates.

 

Nicolas Tiphagne
Manager of Marina Jacaré Village
Port officer of the Ocean Cruising Club

 

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