A group of concerned citizens on Elbow Cay met on October 5 to discuss being a part of a shoreline watch group with a view to assist boaters as well as deter illegal activities along their coastline.
The group of about 50 persons discussed strategies and ideas and are hoping to get started quickly. They were grateful for the donation of seven Cyclops 18 million candle power halogen spotlights as well as some air horns.
Over the course of the year there has been a noticeable increase in boat thefts on the island of Abaco and this has affected boating communities directly. The group believes that with a regular patrol they can see the numbers of thefts in their area at least decrease and discourage illegal activities.
The group has already many persons committed to assisting in the patrols and are looking for others to step up and join in to assist in making their community safer for the residents and their guests.
The group will seek to keep an eye on over four miles of shoreline and will implement a rotation so that no one is overburdened with the responsibility.