Re: Panama Crime on the Caribe Side

Matt Salatino

I’m reading that one of those boats decided not to go to Trinidad, and sailed to the Canaries, instead. I haven’t corroborated that source, but at least for me, the jury is out.....


On Jul 20, 2019, at 1:29 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:


I understand that in the last few weeks 2 sailboats have disappeared and no word has been heard from them.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: [] On Behalf Of Mark Erdos
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 5:51 PM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Panama Crime on the Caribe Side


Heads up to owners in the Panama area on the Caribbean side. There has been a serious rash of armed robberies between Shelter Bay Marina and the San Blas Islands. Linton Bay is especially volatile at this time. Several boats anchored in various bays were boarded by armed thieves. Details of the robberies can be found on CSSN At this point no arrest have been made and the robberies are expected to continue.


Please be extra vigilant if your plans include sailing in these waters anytime soon.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


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