Boat owners in the port of Sotogrande are worried. In recent days there has been a wave of thefts of boats and only some of them have been recovered by the Guardia Civil, in the case of a yacht that was located in Ceuta “loaded with immigrants”.
The latest robberies took place this Tuesday in the afternoon. It happeneed that the owner lives close to the port, so he himself was able to see from the window of his house how two individuals started up his boat with the intention of taking it away. “I tried to get them to stop but they almost ran me over”.
He immediately went to the port to raise the alert, although there was no one from security in the area so he himself ran to the breakwater and even jumped into the water to try to stop the robbery. However, his efforts were not enough as the two people on board did not slow down, on the contrary, they accelerated the boat and passed within half a metre of him: “I tried to get them to stop but what they did was accelerate and they almost ran me over”.
Fortunately, having reported the robbery as soon as it took place, Guardia Civil agents were able to track the boat and detected it near the port of La Atunara, where they intended to refuel. Two people, a Spaniard and a Moroccan citizen, have been arrested.
The thefts have caused alarm among the owners, as there is the case of a yacht which was stolen a few days ago and which was later found by Guardia Civil agents on the other shore, in the Autonomous City of Ceuta, with a large group of immigrants on board, which implies that the boat was being used to transport people in an irregular manner.
But this robbery has not been the only one, from this media we have been aware of up to four more boats that have been stolen, jeopardizing the security of the port of Sotogrande, where, unlike other ports around the Bay, do not have security gates to access the boats, so that anyone can approach the pontoon and access the boats.