Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Navigation system stolen from ship in East Granton Harbour

Thieves who stole a flare gun and a ship's navigation system from a boat in Edinburgh are being sought by police.

The "Shearwater", which was berthed at East Granton Harbour in Lochinvar Drive, was targeted between Friday evening and Saturday evening.

Two shipping radios were also stolen, along with a black single-barrelled flare gun, flare cartridges and hand-operated flares.

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses.

Bronze nose

The hand flares were about 40cm long and either metallic and silver in colour or plastic and yellow or red.

A cone-shaped nose, which forms part of the propeller and is made from bronze, was also taken.

This may have taken a considerable time to remove from the ship.

Det Con Kenneth Farquhar, of Police Scotland, said: "I do not believe there to be any threat to members of the public, however if they see anyone in possession of the flare gun or flares, I would ask them not to approach that person, but to contact us on 101.

"I am also appealing for all scrap dealers to be aware of the stolen bronze cone from the propeller and contact police if any attempt is made to sell them this particular item."

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