Inshore fishermen from the historic small lobster cove of Porth Meudwy, on the Llyn peninsula in North Wales, have been left reeling after the theft of six outboard engines in a single night time left the fleet there with no method of attending to sea, reviews Andy Learn.
Coming at a time when the anticipated onset of autumnal gales signifies that static gear must be retrieved for storage ashore, the engines have been lower off the vessels with steering gear, hydraulics, gas strains and electrics all severed. Vessels affected included the Meg CO 25, Hydromus CO 592 and Galwady y Mor CO 839 (pictured above).
The theft was clearly preplanned, and befell between midnight and 3am on 6 October. The engines stolen embody two 100hp Selvas and 4 Hondas: twin 40hp engines, one 30hp and one 15hp.
See right here the engine plates from the 2 stolen 100hp Selva engines…
Stephen Harrison, proprietor of the Galwad y Mor, instructed Fishing Information: “We have now had an ideal response from fishermen in different ports right here, providing to assist us get our gear ashore earlier than any dangerous climate, and the police have been actually useful too.
“We’re all devastated right here, as there is no such thing as a fast solution to substitute these engines, or restore the harm carried out throughout their theft. I’ve already been instructed that there’s a six-month ready listing to exchange the engines for my boat.
“There’s a giant reward posted for data that can result in the restoration of our engines, and profitable prosecution of the offenders. We might be actually grateful if Fishing Information readers may hold a watch out for any engines of this sort provided on the market within the coming days and weeks.”
Confirming the theft and ongoing investigation, police appealed to anybody provided these fashions on the market to contact them earlier than making a purchase order, and for anybody with data referring to the thefts to return ahead
Officers coping with the crime might be contacted instantly by cellphone: PC Foulkes on: 07989 170904 and PCSO Reagan on: 07880 156947