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2014-10-22 DATE: 2014-10-16 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Soufriere EVENT: Theft

DATE: 2014-10-16
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Soufriere
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: iPhones,camera and cash
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A boat moored at the Bat Caves was unlocked and boarded overnight while crew slept, cash was removed from a wallet and phones and camera were taken from the main cabin. Reported to the local police. Another boat in the same anchorage was also boarded, but the thief was heard and jumped overboard when captain went topside to investigate.

2014-10-22 DATE: 2014-10-17 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Marigot EVENT: Theft

DATE: 2014-10-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Marigot
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: cash and cell phones
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Thief boarded and unlocked charter boat while crew were sleeping, entered cabins and removed cash from wallets and cell phone(s), reported to the charter company.

2014-10-22 DATE: 2014-10-17 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon EVENT: Burglary

DATE: 2014-10-17
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon
EVENT: Burglary
Stolen Items: non working laptop and tablet
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Sometime during the prior week a locked boat on a marina mooring in the inner lagoon of Rodney Bay was burgled. Absentee owners were provided photos by the marina who rented the mooring and minded the unoccupied boat. Owners will complete a full inventory on their return. Noticeably missing were a non working laptop and tablet. Interior was ransacked and minor damage to lock/entry was noted. Marina management has made repairs and indicated that a police report was filed, but no copy has been made available to the owner.

2014-10-22 DATE: 2014-10-18 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina EVENT: Theft

DATE: 2014-10-18
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Several bottles of wine and three bottles of whisky
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A yacht at the dock in Rodney Bay Marina was unoccupied while work was being done. The worker locked up the yacht at days end but was likely observed returning the key to agreed hiding place. The next morning the worker discovered the yacht had been burgled, thief took wine and whiskey. Reported to marina management.

2014-10-18 Product Recall * 6kg CalorLite® LPG cylinders

Product Recall *

From the CALOR recall site:

LPGenius from Calor

Calor Gas Ltd is issuing a product recall with immediate effect on all 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured between 2008-2011 inclusive. All such cylinders must be returned to a local CalorLite® stockist immediately.

Go to Recall Site

Upon return, the customer will be issued with a free of charge replacement 6kg CalorLite® cylinder. *

CalorLite® retail outlets can be found using the ‘Find A Stockist’ facility at www.calor.co.uk/find-a-stockist. Click on the CalorLite® Stockist box and press search. Or call 0800 783 4141.

 

* CSSN NOTE:

It may be hard to effect a replacement if you are in the Caribbean. In a search of CALOR website, we could not find stockists (dealers) in the Caribbean.  If you have one of the recalled cylinders, we suggest you call them at 0800 783 4141  or email them to determine how to proceed.

2014-10-09 Country Name: St. Lucia Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina EVENT: 2 Theft

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DATE: 2014-09-29
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: BBQ
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Sometime during the week of September 29 2014,a yacht docked at RBM was boarded and the BBQ which was secured with wing nuts and tie wraps to the stern rail was removed. It is possible that the crew was not on board at the time of the theft. Reported to marina management and the police
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DATE: 2014-09-28
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Rodney Bay Marina
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: Dinghy anchor. Fuel tank had been disturbed; but, not removed.
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: The overnight theft was noted in the morning. The displaced fuel tank drew attention to the missing anchor. Reported to marina management .

2014-09-30 Chris Parker has been busy, announces continued broadcast schedule

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From Chris :

 

 

Construction continues at Marine Weather Center!

New antenna from Germany arrived 2 weeks ago week (see picture on my BLOG – click the link in lower-right corner of any page of www.mwxc.com ). New radio tower (atop which the antenna mounts) arrived last week, and has been erected. This week we’ll be running electricity, and completing the office to house the new radio station.

I’ve scheduled the weekend of October 4-5 for assembly/installation of the antenna and installing/testing new radio equipment. Until then, we’ll continue on the Limited Schedule (see below).

MARINE WEATHER CENTER OPERATING SCHEDULE:
Mon29: Open, normal operations
Tue30: Closed
WedOct1: Open, normal operations
Thu2: Closed
Fri3: Open, normal operations
Sat4: Closed
Sun5: Closed
Mon6: Open, normal operations
Tue7: Open, normal operations
Wed8: Closed
Thu9: If all goes well, we will resume NORMAL OPERATIONS 6 days/week on Thursday, Oct9.

If we encounter issues, then we’ll be closed Saturday Oct 11 and Sunday Oct 12 to resolve those issues.

After all the bugs are worked out, I hope to formally announce significant service improvements to the SSB Voice Nets, and also to get back to a more normal schedule for sending Daily Regional Email forecasts.

Thank you for your continuing support as we make these improvements…Chris.

2014-09-28 COUNTRY: Grenada LOCATION: Mt. Hartman Bay EVENT: Theft

DATE: 2014-09-22
COUNTRY: Grenada
LOCATION: Grenada Mt. Hartman Bay
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: dinghy and outboard , dinghy later found abandoned minus the outboard
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: Between 2:30 and 3:00 AM unsecured bright yellow Caribe CX10 dinghy was stolen from behind boat in Mt. Hartman Bay. Next day the dinghy was found, the Yamaha Enduro 15 HP outboard was gone. Not known if this was reported to the local police or CG.

2014-09-21 COUNTRY: Grenada LOCATION: Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina EVENT: Theft and Attempted Theft

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DATE: 2014-09-01
COUNTRY: Grenada
LOCATION: Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
EVENT: Attempted Theft
Stolen Items: Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Bike alarm and strong cable/lock prevented theft of 2 bicycles

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DATE: 2014-09-01
COUNTRY: Grenada
LOCATION: Grenada St. Georges Port Louis Marina
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: 2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: 2 bicycles which were secured with a faulty lock were stolen, reported to the police and marina

2014-08-29 Puerto Rico – Puerto Del Rey Boatyard – Multiple thefts

 

CSSN has received multiple reports from owners with boats currently stored on the hard at PDR. Apparently a trend from last year at that location continues. The security manager indicated to one owner that 2013 saw 12 outboards stolen, 0 recovered. Thus far in 2014 7 more have gone missing, with 3 recovered from inside the yard. Most recently there were 2 stolen during the time-frame of TS Bertha, 0 recovered. One unfortunate owner has been victimized twice – his Yamaha 15 HP outboard stolen from the yard shop while it was in for repair in early 2013, and then a second outboard stolen in early August 2014 from his stored yacht, even though it was securely locked with a full bar type lock. PDR management has indicated they have “improved procedures” but not described how. Owners in the recent events were informed by their hired minders, so if you have a boat stored at PDR contact your minder and/or PDR Boatyard/Marina management to understand if you may have also been affected.