Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
The global site for cruising sailors
Sections
You are here: Home / Countries / St Lucia / Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina & Lagoon: Spike in Petty Theft - September/October 2014

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina & Lagoon: Spike in Petty Theft - September/October 2014

By CSSN — last modified Nov 14, 2014 02:29 PM
The following security incidents were reported by the Caribbean Safety and Security Net. You can find out more about the CSSN at http://safetyandsecuritynet.com/. See comment by the Rodney Bay Marina Management in response to these thefts at the bottom of the report.

Published: 2014-11-01 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy Reports 2014
Countries: St Lucia

UPDATE 13 NOVEMBER

According to sources at RBM, the marina manager has instituted nightly patrols along each pontoon, within the marina. Opportunist thefts have declined, as a direct result. A new security company has been contracted to provide expanded security commencing duties on November 17, under the direct command of the marina management. It is hoped that this will yield good results and that the effort will be sustainable.

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina: Thefts

DATE: 2014-09-28
NATURE OF CRIME: Theft. Stolen Items: Dinghy anchor. Fuel tank had been disturbed; but, not removed.
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: The overnight theft was noted in the morning. The displaced fuel tank drew attention to the missing anchor. Reported to marina management .

DATE: 2014-09-29
NATURE OF CRIME: Theft. Stolen Items: BBQ
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Sometime during the week of September 29 2014,a yacht docked at RBM was boarded and the BBQ which was secured with wing nuts and tie wraps to the stern rail was removed. It is possible that the crew was not on board at the time of the theft. Reported to marina management and the police.

DATE: 2014-10-18
NATURE OF CRIME: Theft. Stolen Items: Several bottles of wine and three bottles of whisky
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A yacht at the dock in Rodney Bay Marina was unoccupied while work was being done. The worker locked up the yacht at days end but was likely observed returning the key to agreed hiding place. The next morning the worker discovered the yacht had been burgled, thief took wine and whiskey. Reported to marina management.

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon: Burglary

DATE: 2014-10-17
NATURE OF CRIME: Burglary. Stolen Items: Non-working laptop and tablet.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Sometime during the prior week a locked boat on a marina mooring in the inner lagoon of Rodney Bay was burgled. Absentee owners were provided photos by the marina who rented the mooring and minded the unoccupied boat. Owners will complete a full inventory on their return. Noticeably missing were a non working laptop and tablet. Interior was ransacked and minor damage to lock/entry was noted. Marina management has made repairs and indicated that a police report was filed, but no copy has been made available to the owner.

 

Rodney Bay Marina's response

In response to the unusual and sudden spike in petty theft in Rodney Bay Marina, the General Manager ‘Simon Bryan’, who also sits on the Board of Director, for the ‘Yachting and Maritime sector of the St Luca Hotel and Tourists Association’, wishes to reassure all the members the cruising community “that St Lucia is still a very beautiful and safe yachting destination”.  In reaction to these recent incidents, Simon has met with Senior Government Officials who have kindly pledged to apply more resources to crack down on these crimes. As a direct response, Rodney Bay Marina has increased security in and around the lagoon, as well as ensuring that the security company has VHF radios, so that visiting yachtsmen can contact them immediately if they witness any suspicious activity.

Share |
Countries
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Anguilla
Antarctica
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Azores
BIOT (Chagos)
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire
Bosnia
Bouvetoya
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Canary Islands
Cape Verdes
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Chile
China
Christmas Island
Cocos Keeling
Colombia
Comoros
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor (Timor Leste)
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Subantarctic Territory
Galapagos
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Hawaii
Heard, McDonald & Macquarie Islands
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Juan Fernandez Islands
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Madagascar
Madeira
Malaysia
Maldives
Malta
Marion & Prince Edward Island
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Norway
Oman
Palau (Belau)
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion Island
Romania
Russia
Saba
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Sint Maarten
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands
South Korea
Spain
Spanish Virgin Islands
Sri Lanka
St Barts
St Helena
St Kitts & Nevis
St Lucia
St Martin
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Statia
Subantarctic & Southern Ocean Islands
Sudan
Suriname
Sweden
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks & Caicos
Tuvalu
US Virgin Islands
USA
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Add/Update Your Business
If you would like your business to be listed, or the details are wrong, please update your business