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Old 17 November 2010, 09:56   #11
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sorry to hear of this.Any idea which way they went as they headed into newbury?Were they spotted again at all.It's easy to head for the A4/M4 or link road towards M40.A sighting near here may give a clue as to whether they took the M4 and so onto London and the channel ports or went in the other direction perhaps to stash the boat for a while until things cooled off.Don't suppose plod were any good.I have just towed my rib back from birmingham after buying it and unfortunately got lost around oxford.Came across allnight garage and stopped for directions.Only other customers at 2am were 6 policemen all drinking coffee and stuffing muffins.(they get free coffee)Not one of them wanted to know what i was doing with a large rib at that time of the morning.They hardly noticed the boat anyway and when they did it was
along the lines of that's an interesting boat mate!I'm not the most tidy looking of people either so was somewhat surprised.
I hope someone spots your boat so that you have a chance of getting it back and your insurance people treat you kindly should the boat not appear.I'll keep an eye out for you when i'm out and about.
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Police have yet to request access to cctv - only just got call from them and they will start looking tomorrow but there's so much out there you would exopect to be able to trace a long way - just need someone to bother
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Old 17 November 2010, 15:32   #12
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I think the Highways Agency monitor the cctv on motorways but they only keep the recordings for 7 days unless requested by police.

I would get on to your local police station and ask them to request recordings from Highways Agency before there deleted.

They don't seem to do anything unless pushed.

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Old 18 November 2010, 14:53   #13
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Have you added it to this website?
http://www.stolenboats.org.uk/
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Old 18 November 2010, 16:23   #14
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Accurate as CCTV time stamped
They set off towards newbury from New Greenham park on A339 which is slightly south of Newbury itself
See CCTV grabs as Jeep was vehicle used to steel
Can police do anything through DVLA? The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't that common. Looks around 1996/1997? If police did a search of registered owners, say in a 250 mile circumference around Newbury, then at least it would be a start. Cancel out obvious colours such as red and silver, and concentrate on navy blue, dark green or purple. Another feature is the colour-coded grill and no bull-bars before Jeep introduced chrome. There's also no side-steps. It's going to be as good a lead as any - as it's unusual to see cctv of the boat being towed. Any other possible sources of cctv, such as toll-bridges, etc?

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Old 19 November 2010, 03:57   #15
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Can police do anything through DVLA? The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't that common. Looks around 1996/1997? If police did a search of registered owners, say in a 250 mile circumference around Newbury, then at least it would be a start. Cancel out obvious colours such as red and silver, and concentrate on navy blue, dark green or purple. Another feature is the colour-coded grill and no bull-bars before Jeep introduced chrome. There's also no side-steps. It's going to be as good a lead as any - as it's unusual to see cctv of the boat being towed. Any other possible sources of cctv, such as toll-bridges, etc?

Keep us posted - feel gutted for you.
thanks for this good stuff
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Old 19 November 2010, 08:48   #16
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just another thought-assuming the boat isn't in the UK anymore (seems common with ribs)-do you need to tell eurotunnel or any of the sailing ferrys that goto france etc your bringing a rib onboard before booking?

maybe worth a call to them????

i hope the boat was insured?

incidently i assume it also had a trailer lock on so did they leave it behind? fingerprints? how was it broken off?

these thefts really are the pits, i hope you get the boat back.

would it maybe an idea to see about a rib.net group purchse on gps recorders that are commonly available and have a central database to store the data from it so we can all keep an eye out for each others stuff??? i'd be happy to pay towards that if it helps one more boat getting nicked.

infact i'm going to start a main topic on it and gauge interest.

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Sorry to hear about your loss. Will keep an eye out for it. I expect its been pinched for export, a container internal width is 7ft 7inches, do you think it would fit in that with tubes off or deflated. The police could at least check container manifests but I guess it would not be described as a boat. It does sound like they are being not exactlty helpful, they could at least have a stab at tracing the jeep which could lead to perhaps finding the boat or culprits.
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Old 23 November 2010, 05:54   #18
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just another thought-assuming the boat isn't in the UK anymore (seems common with ribs)-do you need to tell eurotunnel or any of the sailing ferrys that goto france etc your bringing a rib onboard before booking?

maybe worth a call to them????

i hope the boat was insured?

incidently i assume it also had a trailer lock on so did they leave it behind? fingerprints? how was it broken off?

these thefts really are the pits, i hope you get the boat back.

would it maybe an idea to see about a rib.net group purchse on gps recorders that are commonly available and have a central database to store the data from it so we can all keep an eye out for each others stuff??? i'd be happy to pay towards that if it helps one more boat getting nicked.

infact i'm going to start a main topic on it and gauge interest.

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contacted ports etc police say job of checking containers is to big and also data protection issues or something. I'm sure they are working within guidlines but still sucks
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i was meaning taken on behind a 4x4 or car and not a container, i don't think asking if anyone boarded with a rib is breaking the DPA?

i believe you need a lot of paperwork to get something into a container so maybe they don't go down that route???

hope your insurance fixes you up if you can't recover it.

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Can police do anything through DVLA? The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't that common. Looks around 1996/1997? If police did a search of registered owners, say in a 250 mile circumference around Newbury, then at least it would be a start. Cancel out obvious colours such as red and silver, and concentrate on navy blue, dark green or purple. Another feature is the colour-coded grill and no bull-bars before Jeep introduced chrome. There's also no side-steps. It's going to be as good a lead as any - as it's unusual to see cctv of the boat being towed. Any other possible sources of cctv, such as toll-bridges, etc?

Keep us posted - feel gutted for you.
Motorway service stations usually have number plate recording in them-might be worth a call-as would the Severn bridge. Unless the car had cloned rather than false plates, it'd be picked up on ANPR almost immediately as a false number.

IF it's still in the UK,it may be worth getting onto the various countryside watch organisations. If it's in a farm storage facility somewhere, they might pick up on it.
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