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Brazil, Ilha de Itaparica: Three separate incidents in a week - March 2015

By Thomas Rupp — last modified Apr 23, 2015 08:13 AM

Published: 2015-03-29 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2015
Countries: Brazil

Posted as a comment on the Brazil main page by Thomas Rupp
March 30th, 2015

I'm in Itiparica since one week.

During this time one boat was boarded during the night and robbed (the owners and their dog were on the boat sleeping and the boat was open, they noticed the theft the next morning).

One couple were attacked by 4 locals with machetes whilst on the beach to the left of the marina during the afternoon, and their bag was stolen.

And one boat was boarded during the day while the owners were at the marina. Luckily another boat noticed the thieves on board and chased them in their dinghy.

Whilst these thieves were caught and hopefully the nightmare is over, cruisers should be careful.

All of the involved boats are in the anchorfield directly outside the marina.

I will tell the 3 couples about noonsite and see if they can send in first-hand reports.

Thomas Rupp
Itiparica, 30.03.2015

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