There has been a spate of thefts of tenders or tender outboards from the Fortuna pontoon with nine incidents of theft reported in late April/early May. We are liaising with Hampshire Police to ensure all incidents are properly reported to assist their investigations. Mooring holders are asked to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
In line with past advice, owners are strongly advised to remove outboard engines from tenders and not to leave portable valuables on vessels unless they can be securely locked away. By removing outboards this also reduces the risk of damage to adjacent tenders.
As part of a planned expansion of CCTV coverage in 2017/18 which is already underway, the Commissioners will incorporate the Fortuna pontoon shore access and dinghy area.