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Colombia: Cartagena - Dinghy and Outboard Theft

By Val Ellis last modified Apr 19, 2010 12:06 PM

Published: 2010-04-19 12:06:25
Topics: Piracy Reports 2009
Countries: Colombia

Posted on 2009-12-29

I am reporting the theft of a dinghy and a new Yamaha 15hp outboard in the early morning hours of 12/26/09 in Cartagena. The Sailboat was anchored on the outer south eastern edge of the anchorage. The Skipper reported that the Dinghy was secured to the boat with 1/4" galvanized chain, but the dinghy it was not lifted out of the water.

This is the first boat reporting that a chain was cut, as in the other 5 thefts reported to the Coast Guard, the dinghy's were simply secured to the sailboat with a rope painter.

Thanks to Michael Rosner for this report.