DATE: 2019-07-26 02:00
Country Name: Bonaire
Location Detail: Kralendijk
Stolen Items: Dinghy/outboard (recovered minus fuel tank)
DETAILS: A dinghy was locked and tied to the Budget Marine dinghy dock near the Venezuelan consulate. Between 2400 and 0200 HRS it was stolen. Police were notified, three officers responded in a timely fashion and took a report as well as scanned the water with spotlights and notified the coast guard. After sunrise, the incident was reported on the local cruisers VHF net. Other cruisers assisted with a search and the dinghy was found washed up on the shore of Klein Bonaire, minus the fuel tank. The lock for the dinghy itself had been pried open, but the bar lock on the outboard was intact.