St. Lucia, Rodney Bay: Outboard engine stolen from yacht in boatyard – December 2014

As reported by the Caribbean Security & Safety Net (CSSN)

Published 9 years ago, updated 5 years ago

DATE: 2014-12-15 01:00

Country Name: St. Lucia

Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina

EVENT: Theft

Stolen Items: 15 HP Yamaha Enduro Outboard Engine


DETAILS: While the crew was an off-island, Yacht stored in the yard for antifouling 27 November 2014. Returned to Rodney Bay Marina Yard an about 8.20pm on 3rd Feb 2015. No guard at the main yard gate. The pedestrian gate was wide open. Once onboard it was clear the outboard was missing, and the dinghy was hanging differently. The motor was affixed to the dinghy with a strong stainless steel padlock through the aluminum engine mounting tightener. Additionally, a steel antitheft cable was looped through the motor lifting handle and affixed to yacht with an additional padlock. The tightener padlock was missing. A piece of sheared aluminum tightener was in the dinghy. Padlock on the steel cable was mangled, but not defeated, so the cable was cut. This theft would have taken time and been noisy. After searching, we found a guard with a dog, who asked us if the engine in the guard hut was ours. It was not (A Tohatsu). The guard said that they had interrupted a burglary and that engine had been left under a boat. Judging by green algae growing in the water which collected as a result of the motor being removed, the theft had taken place some time ago, Date of incident is approximate. Reported to Marina and Police.

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