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Daring Night Raid on 60 Shannon Boats

20th January 2011
Daring Night Raid on 60 Shannon Boats
Gardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating a serious raid at a marina that saw as many as 60 boats vandalised.
The Irish Times reports that the attack early on Tuesday morning involved a five-strong masked gang using a number of vehicles, who robbed at least 40 of the boats of nautical instruments and electrical equipment and damaged 20 others.
The vessels appear to have been targeted among the 300 boats moored at Butler's marina on the River Shannon. The cost of damage to the boats is not yet known.
A staff member at Butler’s marina told The Irish Times that the company was not in a position to comment on the case.
Meanwhile, there are plans to circulate a list of all stolen items among Ireland's inland boating community.

Gardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating a serious raid at a marina that saw as many as 60 boats vandalised.

The Irish Times reports that the raid early on Tuesday morning involved a five-strong masked gang using a number of vehicles, who robbed at least 40 of the boats of nautical instruments and electrical equipment and damaged 20 others.

The vessels appear to have been targeted among the 300 boats moored at Butler's marina on the River Shannon. The cost of damage to the boats is not yet known.

A staff member at Butler’s marina told The Irish Times that the company was not in a position to comment on the case.

Meanwhile, there are plans to circulate a list of all stolen items among Ireland's inland boating community.

Published in Irish Marinas
MacDara Conroy

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