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2014-10-30 UPDATE: Missing Caribbean yacht couple found, daughter confirms

UPDATE:

Arthur Alleyne and Sharon Went-Alleyne A couple who were reported missing on a yacht in the Caribbean on Saturday have been found. Arthur Alleyne and Sharon Went-Alleyne, who is from Telford, Shropshire, were sailing between St Lucia and Barbados when all contact was lost. An air and sea search was launched, but daughter Tao Alleyene, from Treherbert, Rhondda Cynon Taf, confirmed she has now spoken to her father. “He said they had been drifting, but they are both fine,” she said.    

For full BBC Coverage click below:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-29824057

 

Previously:

From: BoatWatch.Net… We have been asked for assistance in locating the S/V Serenity. She is white, 47′ fiberglass sloop with teak deck and light blue bimini, one mast and one engine. Vessel Comms Marine VHF. Two POB Arthur Alleyne (Capt. Sam Alleyne) 63 and Sharon Went Alleyne 59. Serenity left St. Lucia en route to Barbados on Saturday morning. At 2:14pm, we received a phone call via iphone that the boat was 35 miles off St. Lucia. Vessel is long overdue at Barbados, vessel hasn’t been heard from since 1415 on the 25th October, 2014, 35 miles off St. Lucia. Please contact nearest RCC or Arianne Moore at arianne.t.moore-at-gmail.com. Please see the website for the full message and contact info. 2014-10-29 Chris Parker Announces New Weather Broadcast Schedules

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2014-10-29 Boatwatch – S/V Serenity overdue St. Lucia to Barbados

From: BoatWatch.Net…

We have been asked for assistance in locating the
S/V Serenity. She is white, 47′ fiberglass sloop with
teak deck and light blue bimini, one mast and one engine.
Vessel Comms Marine VHF. Two POB Arthur Alleyne (Capt.
Sam Alleyne) 63 and Sharon Went Alleyne 59. Serenity left
St. Lucia en route to Barbados on Saturday morning. At 2:14pm,
we received a phone call via iphone that the boat was 35 miles
off St. Lucia. Vessel is long overdue at Barbados, vessel hasn’t
been heard from since 1415 on the 25th October, 2014, 35
miles off St. Lucia. Please contact nearest RCC or Arianne Moore
at arianne.t.moore-at-gmail.com. Please see the website for
the full message and contact info.

2014-10-27 DATE: 2014-10-20 Country Name: Venezuela- Mainland And Nearshore Islands Location Detail: PLC Bahia Redonda Marina EVENT: Burglary

DATE: 2014-10-20
Country Name: Venezuela Mainland And Nearshore Islands
Location Detail: PLC Bahia Redonda Marina
EVENT: Burglary
Stolen Items: 2 car radios and small amount of cash.
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Returning from a six month absence the owners of a boat docked at Bahia Redonda marina discovered it had been burgled, with likely entry via a forward hatch. Two car type stereos and a small amount of cash were taken. Minor damage to the hatch was noted, and the hatch had been covered by the boat’s dinghy. This incident was reported on the local VHF net, and the marina has opened an investigation into this matter. No further details are available at this time.

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 day’s 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. UPDATE 24 October 2014 : upon further investigation owner found that a handheld GPS, a compass as well as multiple tools from the ships toolbox as well as 2 cans of varnish had also been stolen .

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 .