Saint Lucia, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet: Dinghy Theft – March 2018
A number of dinghy thefts the same night.
Published 5 years ago, updated 4 years ago
DATE: 2018-03-13 02:30
COUNTRY NAME: St. Lucia
LOCATION DETAIL: Rodney Bay Reduit Beach
STOLEN ITEMS: dinghy/outboard
At 02:30 hours the owner/crew of a yacht anchored in Rodney Bay heard some noise, and the owner investigated. He noticed that his neighbors’ in-the-water dinghy was missing, and woke them. He launched his dinghy, and they found the stolen dinghy minus the new 20 HP 4S engine floating about 50 ft into the marina channel. The padlock on the outboard and the dinghy locking cable had both been cut.
A second dinghy also minus its engine (see next report) was found floating in the same area and was returned to its owner. The Coast Guard was notified but did not respond to multiple VHF 16 calls. The owners planned to file a complete report the next morning.
A third engineless dinghy was recovered the next morning from a nearby beach.