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Guadeloupe, Sainte-Anne: Break-in and attempted robbery during daylight - November 2013

By SY Ellisa — last modified Nov 20, 2013 03:51 PM

Published: 2013-11-20 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy Reports 2013
Countries: Guadeloupe

Incident Date 10/11/2013
St Anne Guadeloupe
Boat name Ellisa

Boat was boarded by 5 lads who swam out to it in broad daylight about 2pm – moored approx 500 meters off shore.

They entered the locked cabin and took electronic gadgets up to cockpit.

Fortunately we saw them heading out there from the beach (where we were sitting) so arrived in dinghy and 4 jumped off bathing platform whilst 5th came up from below.

Due to hasty retreat they dropped items in cockpit so nothing lost.

Reported it to the local security who were on the beach, but they did not want to get involved as we were off shore.

As nothing lost no need to go to police but thought other cruisers should be aware.

Not sure what would have happened if we had not been sitting on the beach!

Eric and Sally
SY Ellisa

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