Dockwalk received this account from a captain whose vessel was burglarized in St. Maarten – he wishes to remain anonymous. The video shows the intruder climbing onto the vessel and taking items in the galley.
“Our yacht was in a marina near Isle de Sol. The crew were asleep in the aft of the boat where a man boarded the vessel [via] the swim platform at approximately 3 a.m. wearing what looks to be a dive hood. The chef was forward in the boat and heard [the burglar] enter, but was too frightened to investigate. [She] locked herself in bathroom.
The key was taken from an external locker hidden from plain sight, only the crew knows where it is, so the boat was being watched. No servicemen or dayworkers had been on board.
The mate awoke, due to noise on the aft deck, and went to investigate. [He] saw the fly bridge door had been breached and tried to get security, who were not present at the time. When crew investigated there was water throughout the galley and large footprints indicating where [the burglar] had been. He only hit the galley taking crew laptops and iPods.”
The captain maintains that 10 vessels in total have been burglarized. Please share anything you know about this incident or others like it.