Maritime Police arrested man who stole vessel in Lisbon

in World · 22-04-2020 15:00:00 · 1 Comments

The Maritime Police arrested a 32-year-old man who stole a vessel from the pilots of the Lisbon bar after a chase on the Tagus River, the National Maritime Authority said in a statement

According to the statement, the police began to pursue the suspect, a foreigner and resident in Portugal two years ago, immediately after being alerted to the theft.

After trying to "ram the Maritime Police vessel several times" during the chase, the boat the assailant followed ended up stranding in the area between Cais das Colunas, next to Praça do Comércio, and Cais do Sodré.

After stranding, the man threw himself into the water and swam ashore, having been captured with the support of the Municipal Police, the statement said.

The suspect is going to be present in court this morning.

The National Maritime Authority informed that the Administration of the Port of Lisbon has the responsibility to remove the vessel where the detained man was following.


My fantasy is that in a drunken stupor he had (in his alcoholic pickled brain) the original idea to discover the new world. Unfortunately even without the maritime police he would probably not have made it to the light house at Cascais.

By William HANSEN from Lisbon on 22-04-2020 05:51
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