Wallilabou Bay a few hours before the act. The attacked ship is in the middle of the crowd
After the murder of the Bavarian charter sailor Martin G., 48, in Wallilabou Bay and several other attacks on sailors in the island state (YACHT 10 and 12/2016), the YACHT asked the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for a statement and information what measures it intends to take to improve the security situation in the area.
Glen Beache, Head of Tourism, under the umbrella of the Department of Tourism, Sports and Culture, said:
“First of all, I must stress that the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) takes the safety of its citizens and visitors very seriously.
Sailing plays a very important role in SVG. The government has always taken measures for the safety of sailors. Since the heinous crime, the Royal SVG Police and Coast Guard patrol even more frequently.
Unfortunately there are fools and crimes in every country in the world, but one cannot judge the majority for the ignorance and lawlessness of a few. We know our tourist numbers from Germany have decreased, but we are very confident that we can get back to normal sooner rather than later.
As I said, measures have already been taken to improve security. We will carefully monitor these measures to ensure that they have their maximum impact."