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October 3, 2016

Stolen Yacht Crashes and Sinking in Miami

An 80 foot Hatteras luxury motor yacht, named “Mimi” was stolen from it’s berth in a Miami marina, but before he could get very far, the thief crashed the vessel, and apparently escaped on foot. This happened about 11:00PM, October 2nd, when the thief who obviously lacked the skill necessary to drive the yacht, ploughed into several boats, then hit the Miami Beach Marina’s dock pier L, leaving the vessel listing in the water. Miami Beach Police told the Miami Herald that another boat theft was discovered at the marina later, and that no suspects had been arrested for either incident.

According to the Herald, witnesses told police they saw the poor-driving thief jump into the water. Miami Fire Rescue Captain, Ignatius Carroll said divers searched for 30 to 40 minutes, but were called out when the boat started sinking. Miami Beach Police spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez said police were able to stabilize and tow the boat.

CBS4 has reported the yacht was valued at $3.2 million.

This case just shows how your luxury motor yacht faces the same kinds of threats from thieves, burglars, and other criminals as your home, car or business. Maybe even more so, since by its very nature, a luxury motor yacht is a high-profile target.  We recently published on article of safety tips you need to take to help minimize your risks.

You can minimize your risks by taking security seriously and following some commonsense crime prevention measures.



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