Missing vessel TAO

CYC copies the following request sent to local Clubs:-

Acting on behalf of the owners please find attached additional info relating to missing vessel TAO taken without owners permission from Weymouth Marina on Saturday 12.10.19 on 08:00 Town Bridge.

It was spotted and logged by NCwatch station at Portland Bill at 09:37 heading West and again spotted by Salcombe Harbour Master leaving the harbour in early hours of the morning of Tuesday 15.10.19.

There were no further sightings of TAO after that.
Falmouth Coastguard and the Police have been informed and a crime ref. number issued.
It is assumed that the vessel might have slipped into Plymouth harbour unnoticed but it could also attempt to cross to Chanel Islands or return to Poole or Portsmouth Harbour areas .

The 1 person on board is know to the owners, is not a competent sailor and the vessel is not prepared for long passages.
It is believed that TAO is using motor only not sails.

TAO (1)

One additional characteristic of the vessel is a Yellow and Black radar reflector in the shape of a ball( football size) half way up the mast.

If you see TAO please contact Police on 999 claiming ref. Dorset Police 55190162202.
Alternatively please contact owners (Joe) on 07462 531115 or myself, Paco on 07971 920979

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