2825 – 2022-06-14 – Panama – Linton Bay – Theft

 

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DATE: 2022-06-14 03:00
LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 2
STOLEN ITEMS: Honda 2hp fourstroke outboard
SECURED: Not Locked
DETAILS: A 2HP-4Stroke Honda outboard was stolen from the stern of a catamaran anchored in Linton Bay. They were not able to make a police report before departing for offshore passage.
ID: 2825

2811 – 2022-05-22 – Panama – Linton Bay – Theft

 

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DATE: 2022-05-22 01:00
LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 2
STOLEN ITEMS: dinghy / 9.9HP Tohatsu engine
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: An in-the water and locked dinghy/9.9HP Tohatsu was stolen from a yacht in the Linton Bay anchorage overnight. It is not known if a police report was made.
ID: 2811

2785 – 2022-04-19 – Panama – Linton Bay Marina – Assault

 

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DATE: 2022-04-19 22:00
LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay Marina
EVENT: Assault
HAND: 1
STOLEN ITEMS: None
SECURED: N/A
DETAILS: The owner/captain of a cruising yacht docked for one night at the Linton Bay Marina, and was ashore having dinner at the restaurant when it began to rain at about 2200HRS. He returned to his boat to close the hatches and was overtaken by 4-5 men who were lying-in-wait in darkness inside. They had already searched the boat, and immediately wrestled him to the floor, and then held an automatic weapon to his head and began to demand “the drugs” they believed he had brought from the San Blas. Once a phone camera was shined in his face a third party seemed to conclude he was the wrong person.

The captain sustained minor injuries and was warned to remain quiet and on the floor. The men departed after about 15 minutes in their small launcha that was tied alongside. Nothing was stolen. After some time the captain returned to the restaurant and reported the incident.

Reports were made to the Linton Bay Marina management, the Navy/Coast Guard (Aeronaval) and the police. The victim was told the only security cameras at the marina were pointed at the restaurant and not the dock.
ID: 2785

CSSN News – November 7, 2021 – Cruisers harassed in Panama

Cruisers arrived and anchored at Isla Naranjo Bajo, Panama (position 09-25.664N 079-48.164W about 10 miles east of Colon), intending to overnight. There were no other cruising boats in the anchorage. At about 2030HRs that night they were approached by a local panga, powered by a single outboard. The panga contained 3 men, who were calling SOS and asking for help. 

The panga came alongside and it was apparent 2 of the 3 men were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They asked to have a phone but could not say for what purpose, so the request was denied. Later one of the men showed a phone that they used to Google translate some of their demands. 

They were not subtle about looking at the yachts outboard which was secured to the arch and they began looking into the hatches, while requesting beer and cigarettes. The men became increasingly impatient and rude, asking for a credit card to pay for “piracy protection”. 

The crew was ultimately able to satisfy the men with a $20 cash payment, and the panga departed westward toward Colon. The yacht pulled anchor and departed eastward to Linton Bay. 

2675 – 2021-08-22 – Panama – Linton Bay – Theft

 

DATE: 2021-08-22 02:00CSSN Report

CSSN First Hand Report

LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay
EVENT: Theft
HAND: 1
STOLEN ITEMS: Caribe dinghy / 15HP Yamaha outboard
SECURED: Locked
DETAILS: Overnight a yacht at anchor in Linton Bay had its locked, in-the-water dinghy stolen while the owner slept onboard. The locking cable had been cut. The dinghy was recovered the next day from Punta Manzanillo, minus the outboard. The dinghy had many slashes in the tubes. Reports were made to local officials, including police and Aeronaval (Coast Guard).
ID: 2675

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