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Summary of Security & Piracy Reports 2015

By Sue Richards last modified Mar 21, 2016 04:49 PM
A summary of worldwide piracy, suspicious incidents, robbery and burglary reports sent to noonsite during 2015.

Published: 2015-12-31 00:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2015

Maritime Security Incidents Worldwide - March 2015


Bahamas, New Providence: Liveaboard British Man shot dead on board by armed robbers - May 2015
Bahamas, Nassau, Harbor Club Marina: Night time burglary - May 2015

Curacao, Spanish Water: Attempted Dinghy Theft - July 2015

Grenada, St. George's, Outside Lagoon: Locked boat burgled while crew ashore - May 2015
Grenada, Prickly Bay: Boarded whilst ashore & robbed - July 2015
Grenada, Mt. Hartman Bay: Attempted Sexual Assault - September 2015

Dominica, Portsmouth, Prince Rupert Bay South: Armed Boarding and Theft - March 2015

Haiti, between Corail and Pestel: Armed Boarding and Robbery - January 2015
Haiti, Petit Port a Piment: Violent Attack on Cruising Couple - First person report
Haiti, Petit Port a Piment: Armed Robbery at Night - April 2015
Haiti, Grand Goave, Petit Paradis: Night time robbery and violent attack – May 2015

Martinique, Le Marina du Marin: Theft of dinghy fuel tank - October 2015

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico, Vieques Rompeolas: Burglary - November 2015

St Lucia
Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina: Theft - January 2015
Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: Further theft from yachts - January 2015
Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Reduit Beach: Attempted Robbery and Assault - May 2015
St. Lucia, Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon: Deck Gear stolen from unoccupied yacht on private dock - December 2015

St Martin
Caribbean, St. Martin, French Lagoon: Boston Whaler taken from mooring and outboard stolen - December 2015

St Vincent & the Grenadines
St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Canouan: Burglary at night - March 2015
St Vincent, Blue Lagoon: Dinghy Accesories Stolen - April 2015
SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay: Attempted Robbery – April 2015
SVG, Chateaubelair: Boarded at night and robbed - May 2015
SVG, Bequia, Princess Margaret Beach: Burglary whilst crew ashore - May 2015
SVG, Bequia, Admiralty Bay, Port Elizabeth: Burglary - July 2015
SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel): Boarding and Burlgary - September 2015
Caribbean Grenadines, Mayreau, Saline Bay: Yacht burgled while owners ashore - November 2015

On passage from Grenada to Trinidad: Two yachts boarded and robbed - December 2015


Guatemala, Rio Dulce: Dinghy and outboard theft - August 2015

Honduras, Roatan, West End: Burgled whilst owners ashore - January 2015
Honduras: Armed robbery whilst underway from Bay Islands to the Rio Dulce - February 2015
Honduras: Charter yacht boarded by pirates en-route from Belize to Roatan - March 2015
Honduras, Utila, East Harbour: Deck Gear Stolen - June 2015

Nicaragua: Attempted boarding by 4 men in a skiff - October 2015

Panama, San Blas, East Lemon Cays: Burglary - July 2015
Panama, San Blas, East Lemon Cays, Yansalardup anchorage: Burglary - September 2015
Panama, Caribbean, Panamarina: Burgled Twice - November 2015


Brazil, Fortaleza: Violent Attack by armed assailants - February 2015
Brazil, Maranhão, São Luis: Dutch cruising sailor shot and killed - February 2015
Brazil, Ilha de Itaparica: Three separate incidents in a week - March 2015

Colombia, Cartagena: Attempted Dingy Theft - March 2015
Colombia, Islas del Rossario: Dutch yacht boarded and crew member killed - September 2015
Colombia, Santa Marta, Taganga Bay: Armed Boarding and Robbery - November 2015

Venezuela, Morrocoy National Park: Three local motorboats held hostage and ransacked - March 2015
Venezulea, Manamo/Orinoco: Assault & Robbery - May 2015


Indonesia, Sumbawa Island, Potopaddu Bay: Theft of Deck Gear (Fishing Gear) - September 2015

Philippines, Samal Island: Cruisers Abducted from Ocean View Resort Marina - September 2015


Fiji, Vanua Levu, Savusavu: Local information and security update - March 2015

French Polynesia
French Polynesia, Raiatea, Uturoa: Yacht burglaries on the public dock - June 2015
French Polynesia, Huahine, Baie D’Avea: Night Boarding - September 2015
French Polynesia, Moorea: Boarded and Burgled whilst ashore - October 2015

Papua New Guinea, Madang: Boarding and Machete Attack in Hansa Bay - October 2015
Papau New Guinea, Wewak: Yacht boarded and robbed by armed men – December 2015


Seychelles, Mahe, Port Victoria: Night-time boardings and thefts - July 2015


Greece, Messolonghi: Burgled at night - August 2015

Italy, Sardinia, Olbia: Break-in and Burgled - July 2015

Turkey, Datca, Kuyulubuku: Burgled at anchor - June 2015

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