Mozambique, Bazaruto: Outboard Theft – November 2016
Published 6 years ago, updated 4 years ago
Our thanks to SV Camomile who received this report from Italian yacht Eutikia and translated it for noonsite.
Mozambique, Bazaruto anchorage at 21 39.203S 35 25.942E
We arrived on the 5th November 2016, after our passage from Mahajanga, Madagascar, and anchored alone.
We gave $30 to the Park guardians and got a regular receipt. They told us there was no problem with the local fishermen’s village because they patrolled the area. We had good contacts with them. They asked for a fishing line, which we gave them.
We visited the village and met many friendly people – so we were not worried. We had to wait for a weather window to Maputo or Richards Bay, South Africa.
Early the next morning, as I looked over the side where I hauled out my dinghy (as I always do), I saw that my outboard had been stolen during the night.
We sailed away immediately.
Giovanni & Marina Testa
Amel ketch 53
(Editor’s Note: Giovanni & Marina were victims of an armed robbery in Mahajanga, Madagascar, just 5 days earlier. See report here.)