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
DATE: 2021-08-13 01:00 LOCATION: Panama – Bocas del Toro EVENT: Theft HAND: 2 STOLEN ITEMS: Hard dinghy / 15HP Suzuki 2S SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Overnight an in-the-water and not locked fiberglass dinghy with a Suzuki 15HP 2S engine was stolen from the Cabanas area. Police recovered the dinghy, minus the outboard. ID: 2671
DATE: 2021-07-05 04:11 LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay EVENT: Burglary HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Yamaha 15hp outboard, DJI drone, binoculars, computer, tools, Honda EU generator, boat documents, various other valuables SECURED: Locked DETAILS: A yacht on a private mooring off the marina was burgled between July 3-5, when the minder was absent from an adjacent mooring for a few days. The thief came prepared with tools and made no attempt to conceal the damage done breaking into the well locked yacht. The stolen items include a 15HP Yamaha outboard, a generator, binoculars, electronics (personal and chart plotter), a drone, tools and other items. Preliminary reports were made to the Linton Bay Marina, coast guard and police (Aeronaval). The owner will file formal reports on his return to Panama on July 12. ID: 2653
DATE: 2021-05-26 01:57 LOCATION: Panama – Linton Bay Marina EVENT: Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Tropigas propane tank(full) and line SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: Owners left their yacht in a slip at Linton Bay Marina while they went to Panama City for a few days. When they returned they found that their full Tropigas propane tank and a coil of new line had been stolen from the side deck. A report was made to the marina. ID: 2642
DATE: 2021-06-02 04:00 LOCATION: Panama – Bocas del Toro EVENT: Attempted Theft HAND: 1 STOLEN ITEMS: Unsuccessful, nothing taken SECURED: Not Locked DETAILS: A catamaran anchored off Red Frog marina was boarded at 0400 HRS by a lone male while the owners slept onboard. They were awakened when the person was trying to open the closed hatch right above their heads in the master cabin. They began yelling and chased the unwanted person off the yacht. He boarded a wooden canoe and paddled off towards shore.
They noticed his footprints in the morning dew. He had apparently tried other hatches, which were all locked. Nothing appeared to be missing from the deck. A report was made on the local VHF net. ID: 2641