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Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2018

By Sue Richards last modified Oct 09, 2018 03:11 PM
Latest reports of attacks or suspicious incidents from around the world.

Published: 2018-10-09 15:11:02

November 2017

Cape Verdes, Ihla de Santiago, Porto da Praia Bay: Night Boarding, Attack & Robbery


December 2017

Brazil, Santos: Solo Sailor boarded by Armed Pirates and Robbed

Caribbean - Guadeloupe: Take care of your dinghy - lock it or lose it

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet: Theft and Attempted Break-in - December 2017
Caribbean - Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet: Outboard & Dinghy Theft
Caribbean - Saint Lucia, Castries: Assaulted whilst ashore

Venezuela, Cabo Tres Puntas: Attempted Piracy

Yemen: Three Polish yachts fired upon in Red Sea


January 2018

Bonaire, Kralendijk: Dingy fuel tank theft - January 2018

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Reduit Beach: Dingy and outboard stolen - January 2018
Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Reduit Beach: Another dinghy and outboard stolen - January 2018

Caribbean - SVG, Wallilabou Bay: Burglary - December 2016 - victims update

Fiji, Savusavu, Nakama Creek: Burglary - January 2018

Honduras, Gorda Bank: Attempted Piracy - January 2018

SVG, Buccament Bay: Attempted dinghy theft and stolen accessories - January 2018


February 2018

Chile, Northern Patagonia, Chiloe Island: Boarded at Night - February 2018

Gulf of Aden: Attempted Piracy - February 2018

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina Mooring: Dinghy fuel tank stolen - February 2018
Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: Dinghy theft has become a real problem here

Sint Maarten, Simpson Bay: Yacht crew member shot in hand - February 2018

St Kitts, Basseterre: Theft from Anchored Yacht

SVG, Union Island, Chatham Bay: Attempted theft - February 2018


March 2018

Brazil, Salvador, Maragogipe: Armed Night Robbery
Brazil, Salvador, Maragogipe: Gloom and doom in the Bay of All Saints continues

Cape Verdes, Sao Vicente, Mindelo: Night boarding and theft

Canary Islands, Lanzarote, Arrecife: Dinghy and bicycle thefts

Caribbean, Grenada, Chemin Bay: Outboard theft
Caribbean, Guadeloupe West Coast: Dinghy and Outboard Theft
Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet: Dinghy Theft

Caribbean, Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet: Another Dinghy Theft
Caribbean, SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay: Charter yacht burgled
Caribbean, USVI, St. Thomas: Outboard Thefts

Colombia, Cartagena: Outboard & fuel tank theft
Colombia, Isla de San Andres: Death of Dutch Cruising Couple - Criminal Investigation Opened

Gulf of Aden: Attempted Piracy


April 2018

Pirates approach catamaran in South China Sea: April 2018

French Polynesia, Tuamotu, Kauehi: Daylight Robbery - April 2018

Honduras, Roatan, West End: Outboard Theft - April 2018

Honduras, Gorda Banks: Suspicious Activity - April 2018

Honduras/Nicaragua border 16N/81W: Attempted Piracy - April 2018

Saint Lucia, Anse La Ray: Raised (but not locked) dinghy & outboard stolen - April 2018


May 2018

Dominica, Prince Rupert Bay: Break-in and attempted burglary - May 2018

Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Dinghy Theft at Nana Juana - May 2018

Cuba, Cienfuegos: Night boarding and attempted theft - May 2018

Puerto Rico, San Juan: Dinghy & Outboard Theft - May 2018


June 2018

SVG, Canouan, Glossy Bay: Night boarding and attempted burglary - June 2018

SVG, Mayreau, Salt Whistle Bay: Night burglaries whilst owners on board - June 2018

Bonaire, Fisherman's Pier: Attempted dinghy theft - June 2018

Saint Lucia, Vieux Fort: Burgled - June 2018


July 2018

Sint Maarten, Simpson Bay: Theft - July 2018

South Pacific, French Polynesia: Dinghy and outboard theft continues to be a problem


August 2018

Panama, Linton Bay Marina: Outboard Theft - August 2018

Dominican Republic: Burgled while ashore - August 2018


September 2018

Trinidad, Chaguaramas, TTSA: Attempted Dinghy Theft - September 2018

French Polynesia, Tahiti: Yachts burgled at Marina Papeete - September 2018

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