Please note that whilst these pages are grouped under “Piracy”, they in fact relate to yacht security (in some cases piracy) and include reports on security incidents against yachts and cruisers.


Summary of Security & Piracy Reports 2015

St. Lucia, Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon: Deck Gear stolen from unoccupied yacht on private dock – December 2015

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

Papau New Guinea, Wewak: Yacht boarded and robbed by armed men – December 2015

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

Panama, Caribbean, Panamarina: Burgled Twice – November 2015

Colombia, Santa Marta, Taganga Bay: Armed Boarding and Robbery – November 2015

Malaysia, Sabah: Attempted boarding by pirates on passage from Sorong to Kota Kinabalu – November 2015

Caribbean Grenadines, Mayreau, Saline Bay: Yacht burgled while owners ashore – November 2015

Puerto Rico, Vieques Rompeolas: Burglary – November 2015

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

Papua New Guinea, Madang: Boarding and Machete Attack in Hansa Bay – October 2015

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

Panama, San Blas, East Lemon Cays, Yansalardup anchorage: Burglary – September 2015

French Polynesia, Huahine, Baie D’Avea: Night Boarding – September 2015

Grenada, Mt. Hartman Bay: Attempted Sexual Assault – September 2015

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

Colombia, Islas del Rossario: Dutch yacht boarded and crew member killed – September 2015

SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel): Boarding and Burlgary – September 2015

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

SVG, Bequia, Admiralty Bay, Port Elizabeth: Burglary – July 2015

Panama, San Blas, East Lemon Cays: Burglary – July 2015

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

Grenada, Prickly Bay: Boarded whilst ashore & robbed – July 2015

Curacao, Spanish Water: Attempted Dinghy Theft – July 2015

Honduras, Utila, East Harbour: Deck Gear Stolen – June 2015

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

French Polynesia, Raiatea, Uturoa: Yacht burglaries on the public dock – June 2015

Venezulea, Manamo/Orinoco: Assault & Robbery – May 2015

Bahamas, Nassau, Harbor Club Marina: Night time burglary – May 2015

Haiti, Grand Goave, Petit Paradis: Night time robbery and violent attack – May 2015

SVG, Bequia, Princess Margaret Beach: Burglary whilst crew ashore – May 2015

SVG, Chateaubelair: Boarded at night and robbed – May 2015

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Reduit Beach: Attempted Robbery and Assault – May 2015

Grenada, St. George’s, Outside Lagoon: Locked boat burgled while crew ashore – May 2015

Bahamas, New Providence: Liveaboard British Man shot dead on board by armed robbers – May 2015

SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay: Attempted Robbery – April 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

St Vincent, Blue Lagoon: Dinghy Accesories Stolen – April 2015

Maritime Security Incidents Worldwide – March 2015

Honduras: Charter yacht boarded by pirates en-route from Belize to Roatan – March 2015

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

Brazil, Ilha de Itaparica: Three separate incidents in a week – March 2015

Colombia, Cartagena: Attempted Dingy Theft – March 2015

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Canouan: Burglary at night – March 2015

Venezuela, Morrocoy National Park: Three local motorboats held hostage and ransacked – March 2015

Brazil, Fortaleza: Violent Attack by armed assailants – February 2015

Brazil, Maranhão, São Luis: Dutch cruising sailor shot and killed – February 2015

Honduras: Armed robbery whilst underway from Bay Islands to the Rio Dulce – February 2015

Haiti, between Corail and Pestel: Armed Boarding and Robbery – January 2015

Honduras, Roatan, West End: Burgled whilst owners ashore – January 2015

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay: Further theft from yachts – January 2015

Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay Marina: Theft – January 2015