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Cuba, Cienfuegos: Dinghy & Outboard Theft - May 2016

By CSSN — last modified May 31, 2016 12:29 PM

Published: 2016-05-10 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2016
Countries: Cuba

As reported by the Caribbean Security & Safety Net.

DATE: 2016-05-10
Country Name: Cuba
Location Detail: Cienfuegos
EVENT: Dinghy and outboard theft
Stolen Items: 10 Ft Walker Bay dinghy with Suzuki 9.9 4S outboard
SECURED: Locked

DETAILS:

First Hand report:

“During the night our dinghy, a 10ft Walker Bay Ultra Light with Suzuki 9.9 4 stroke outboard, was stolen.

The Dinghy was in the water but locked to the stern with a 1/4 inch steel cable.

At approximately 7:00am we discovered the dinghy missing. The cable had been cut clean through.

Local police and the marina were informed immediately. The police wanted a sample of the cable but could not cut it with their wire cutters so we gave them what was left. The investigation is on-going but they have informed us the dinghy has likely been scrapped and the outboard stripped for parts already.

This happened 100 meters off the marina docks.

The authorities have been very supportive and have been keeping us updated twice a day on the status of the investigation.”

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