DATE: 2019-01-13 23:00
Country Name: Panama
Location Detail: Portobello
EVENT: Attempted robbery
Stolen Items: not successfully boarded, deterred by large dog
DETAILS: A panga with 4+ men attempted to board a cruising yacht anchored in the bay at around 2300 HRS. Surprised, the owner came on deck and responded aggressively verbally, and was only able to dissuade the hostile boarders when his large, 60 lb. dog came on deck. Holstered pistols were visible to the captain.
After departing the panga lit up and then attempted to engage with another nearby yacht. The owner spoke Spanish and after much angry yelling the panga departed. Earlier this same night a cruising yacht was boarded by armed men, and the occupants’ pistol whipped and robbed at gun point. See Prior report.Follow Us Share