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    Default Mugging at Sea?

    Apparently, a lone fisherman was robbed at knifepoint 3 miles offshore Slapton Sands.

    Could yachties be at risk?

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    I thought it was called piracy when it happens at sea?
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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    I thought it was called piracy when it happens at sea?
    Not sure if they went arharr.

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Quote Originally Posted by alant View Post
    Apparently, a lone fisherman was robbed at knifepoint 3 miles offshore Slapton Sands.

    Could yachties be at risk?
    Apparently the motive was to steal fish, so I'd guess yotties are safe, certainly if they have my luck fishing for brekkie.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8414366.html

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Seems big risk of getting caught for the quoted £300 street value of a few sole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-1 View Post
    Apparently the motive was to steal fish, so I'd guess yotties are safe, certainly if they have my luck fishing for brekkie.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...-a8414366.html
    Easier to get rid of yachty gear than fish surely.

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Quote Originally Posted by DownWest View Post
    Seems big risk of getting caught for the quoted £300 street value of a few sole?
    Seems mad to me, none of the reports I can find explain why this is "a thing" or if there's any further back story.

    Quote Originally Posted by alant View Post
    Easier to get rid of yachty gear than fish surely.
    Almost anything seems more profitable and portable than fish. It's beyond my ken.
    Last edited by Mark-1; 02-07-18 at 08:28.

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark-1 View Post
    Seems mad to me, none of the reports I can find explain why this is "a thing" or if there's any further back story.
    Surely there must be some backstory here. Once they had left did he not have a VHF, even a hand held? Did they know that he didn't have one? Surely a call to the CG would have resulted in the police being informed and maybe intercepting them when they landed.

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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    It all sounds a bit fishy to me
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    Default Re: Mugging at Sea?

    Quote Originally Posted by DownWest View Post
    Seems big risk of getting caught for the quoted £300 street value of a few sole?
    Is it worth more if it is smoked?

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