Panama, Linton Bay: Dinghy and Outboard Theft – August 2019

This cruisers’ hardware was stolen while they were sitting in the lit cockpit. A search the next day retrieved the dinghy and after offering a reward to the local community, so was the outboard.

Published 5 years ago

As reported by CSSN:

DATE: 2019-08-16 21:45
Country Name: Panama
Location Detail: Linton Bay
EVENT: Theft
Stolen Items: 11FT dinghy / 15HP Yamaha engine
SECURED: Not Locked


The crew and their dog were in the lighted cockpit when their unlocked in-the-water 11FT dinghy with 15HP Yamaha outboard was stolen. A swimmer cut multiple lines that secured the dinghy in its lifting harness. A report was made to the police and coast guard. A search the next morning located the dinghy, minus the outboard engine.

CSSN UPDATE: August 22, 2019 – Owners have informed CSSN that the police were not at all helpful in recovering the outboard, so they offered a reward for its return via the local community. The outboard is now back in their possession.

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