2009 – Piracy Round-Up for the Year

A summary of piracy, suspicious incidents, robbery and burglary reports sent to noonsite during 2009.

Atlantic Ocean
N of Cape Verdes
December 2009: Suspicious Pursuit.

Amazon River
July 2009: Tourist vessel boarded by pirates – armed robbery.
Itaparica Island
February 2009: Yachtsman murdered on his boat.

English Harbour
January 2009: Skipper shot and killed ashore.
Jolly Harbour, Moscito Cove

January 2009: Armed attack on a yacht at anchor in early hours of the morning.

Port Elizabeth
November 2008: Locked yacht boarded and robbed whilst crew ashore for dinner.
Early 2009: Dinghy Stolen.
Princess Margaret Beach
October 2009: Yacht burgled while crew ashore.

Prince Rupert Bay
May 2009: Armed robbery and attack.
June 2009: Crew burgled whilst asleep.
December 2009: Crew burgled whilst asleep.

Mt. Hartman Bay
April 2009: Attack & Robbery at knifepoint.

Saint Lucia
Marigot Bay
November 2009: Cruisers Robbed in Street.
Soufriere Bay
January 2009: Locked yacht boarded and robbed whilst crew ashore for dinner.

St. Vincent
See report on yacht crimes during 2009 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
October 2009: Assault and Robbery.

March 2009: Burglaries, Robberies and Dinghy Theft.
December 2009: En route from Trinidad to Grenada, Armed Robbery by Pirates. [BROKENLINK]

Belize and Guatemala
Throughout 2009: Dinghy and outboard theft at Monkey Bay Marina, Rio Dulce and Turniff Cays, Belize. [BROKENLINK]

December 2009: Armed Robbery at Port Entrance.
December 2009: Yacht Burgled at Anchor.
December 2009: Dinghy and Outboard Theft.

The Gambia
Near Banjul
November 2009: Beware of Pirates

May 2009: Chased by unlit boats.

Athens, Zea Marina
September 2009: Burglary at night. [BROKENLINK]
Ionian, Mitikas
Summer 2009: A number of Burglaries [BROKENLINK]

Gilli Islands nr. Lombok
September 2009: Yacht burgled while crew staying ashore. [BROKENLINK]

Naples Bay
May 2009: Yacht robbed and stolen, crew thrown overboard.

Dhangethi, Ari Atoll
August 2009: Boarding and Attempted Burglary

Cabo Gracias A Dios
October 2009: Armed Robbery by Pirates.

Subic Bay
January 2009: Yacht robbed whilst crew asleep. [BROKENLINK]

April 2009: Two yachts hijacked by Somali pirates.
October 2009: Paul and Rachel Chandler kidnapped by Somali Pirates. [BROKENLINK]

Solomon Islands
Florida Islands
Oct 2008-March 2009: Armed Robberies. [BROKENLINK]

Somalia, NE
April 2009: French skipper of sea-jacked yacht dies in rescue attack.

Koh Adang
March 2009: Yacht robbed, crew attacked and skipper murdered.

Tres Puntos
April 2009: Shooting attack on yacht underway.
Mid way between Isla La Tortuga & Islas de Margarita
November 2009: Followed suspiciously.

Zuquar Island
May 2009: Attempted Pirate Attack on a yacht at anchor.

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