SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Belize pirate attack Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
01-15-2013 11:37 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

Thanks, we had a great time even though the weather was a bit off. We had enough sunny days to snorkle and enough windy days to sail a bit. But there was a lot of motoring, which we had to do to get from place to place.

We had no troubles, except the bread shop in Placencia was out of bread the day we showed up. We did not know you had to order the day before! But other than fresh baked bread all other supplies were ample and easily available. We ate like royalty on the boat and enjoyed all the places we visited.

thanks for your responses and input, it helped us feel more comfortable going to a new and different place.

01-02-2013 08:17 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

Hi Ron, sorry I missed your visit I was in the US procuring a boat and arrived back in Dec. I hope your visit went well and the weather behaved ... Paul
01-02-2013 02:25 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

I find it interesting that this CRIME is referred to as an "event". It is far more likely not to be a "one-off" (another interesting reference) if the perpetrators are not caught. The world is changing as always, economic downturn, the spread of narcos, increased population growth without the benefit of employment.
I would not marginalize this crime as being an aberration but would consider it a warning. We need to be more cautious, more prepared and keep an eye our for each other. Considering the size of the group attacked, these were some very motivated/ uncaring criminals regardless if they were on drugs or not. It will not be safe for a lone boat in a remote anchorage for a long time in many places. We will still visit those places, we will just be more aware and prepared.
11-08-2012 03:30 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

So what's the word, they caught these bastards?
09-29-2012 02:26 AM
Re: Belize pirate attack

06-06-2012 01:58 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack


Once again thank you for your help.


06-05-2012 09:42 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

Yes, that is what I meant. We had to return to the Moorings mid trip to restock water, there is non available out on the islands. So our trip first went south, then back and then north. We visited Ranguana, Laughing Bird, Hatchet, Wippani, Southwater, Thatch for the evenings, we visited others for snorkeling along the way.

06-05-2012 05:44 AM
Re: Belize pirate attack

Hello Ron,

Thank you very much for your post and your feed back. This is very insterresting.
I will anchor at occupied islands as well.
Is it possible to know wich cayes you have visited ?
You recommend Hatch and Thatch Caye's do you mean Hatched Caye ?

05-26-2012 11:37 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

Back from chartering in Belize, all went well (well except for unexpected rain as it is not the rainy season yet). We anchored mostly at occupied islands and where there were other boats, checked in every night with the Moorings. We had a great time, the people were all friendly and helpful. However, we did not have any fisherman approach our boat to sell their fish. Fortunately, we had stocked the boat so well (too well) we needed no extra meals. We found many items right in Placencia, there is a new grocery store that is well stocked, between there and Wallens we found everything we needed that we had not brought with us or ordered. We highly recommend Hatch and Thatch Caye's and the restaurants there, both had great food and service.

Capn Ron
04-29-2012 05:15 PM
Re: Belize pirate attack

I don't buy the "fisherman" theory, or the dinghy theft theory. No one engages in that level of violence to steal a dinghy, all they would need to do is cut the line. That leaves gang, drug runners, or revolutionary. I hope the result is a real effort by Belize to prevent a reoccurance.

A lone boat in a remote anchorage "should" be safe, but until it is, anchoring in a group is probably the only option.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome