Tag Archives: Robbery

Cruisers Injured During Violent Attack off Union Island

On October 3rd, sailing vessel Rainbow was anchored off Union Island at Frigate Island, which is attached to Union Island, SVG (approx. 12 34.9882 N 061 26.2582 W). The owners, Mark and Tina, were just about to settle down to a nice … Continue reading

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Dutch Sailor Killed While Resisting Robbery Onboard

Early in the morning of 3 September while anchored off Marina El Concorde, Margarita Island, Venezuela Robert Sterenburg’s yacht was boarded by armed robbers. In an attempt to repel the boarders, Robert was shot. Robert Sterenburg, a Dutch cruiser, 59-years-old, was killed while resisting robbery on board his … Continue reading

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Yacht Robbery Thwarted in Thailand

Witnesses reported at least two shots fired in the dark on Chalong Bay, Thailand on Saturday night as a gang of thieves gave chase to a Phuket boat captain who outfoxed the criminals until the police arrived in force. Capt … Continue reading

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Armed Boarding and Robbery: Colombia, Santa Marta, Taganga Bay

Important information for boats heading to Colombia from the Eastern Caribbean. Taganga bay is a favorite stopover for cruising yachts waiting for Colombia clearance. The marina in Santa Marta is the only secure alternative. On September 24th 2012 we were victims … Continue reading

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