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Colombia, Cienaga de Cholon: Attempted dinghy theft - July 2013

By SY Gaija — last modified Jul 29, 2013 01:13 PM

Published: 2013-07-28 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy Reports 2013
Countries: Colombia

On the 21 of July 2013 at midnight we were anchored in the bay of Cienaga de Cholon. It was very peaceful. Our dinghy was not lifted but locked alongside our yacht.

My wife was watching a TV-series on the DVD when suddenly she saw a hand through the window trying to loosen the rope tied to the dinghy. She quickly ran out and shouted.

The man, of middle age, had disconnected the rope but wasn't aware of the locked chain that held the dinghy. When we reacted with shouting he paddled off in his small canoe.

Advice: Always lift your dinghy and lock it - even in the most peaceful waters.

Thieves - unfortunately - exists everywhere.

Björn Vahlberg
SY Gaija (Sweden)

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larryt
larryt says:
Sep 16, 2013 05:17 PM

we also had a robbery here, the restaurant owner and a kid with braces stole our flippers/fins pink in color, the kid came on board while I was at the desk downstairs and Sandi came down to get some money to buy some fruit, as fast as that was she went back up saw the kid on the back of the boat then he got off very fast and the two of them left we then noticed the fins missing, we went to the restaurant but of course could not find the fins and they said no not them,, my advice be careful do not leave anything on deck do not spend any monies at the restaurant and be extra careful,, the area use to be safe when a fellow named Robert lived there but he has left and now the area is full of trouble, it is however very beautiful.

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