Police investigate abandoned speedboats in Algarve

Three speedboats abandoned along Algarve coast

Maritime police are investigating a link between three abandoned speedboats which have been found in the Algarve recently.

The most recent was an overturned speedboat found drifting off Culatra Island, which was removed from the sea on Wednesday, March 23 after being considered a danger to other boats.

The speedboat was detected by GNR coastal control unit, which alerted Olhão’s maritime police.

The Olhão lifeboat, assisted by maritime police, towed the speedboat to Faro port where a maritime police forensic diving team was waiting to inspect it.

Reports Correio da Manhã tabloid, this is the third speedboat found abandoned along the Algarve coast since Sunday.

Two black semi-rigid inflatable boats – “usually used in drug deals”, said CM – were also abandoned recently near the Deserta and Culatra islands.

Maritime police are said to be investigating.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com