Last year, thieves stole equipment worth more than 60 million kroner from Norwegian boat owners

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Theft from Norwegian boat owners cost the insurance industry more than NOK 62 million last year, according to the latest figures.

The data from Finans Norge show that 1,189 reports of theft were received from Norwegian boat owners in 2019. 

This cost the insurance companies over NOK 62 million, Frende Insurance wrote in a press release.

“We already had examples of traveling thieves in Westland this weekend. They have turned up in ports in a larger area.

“They do not content themselves with stealing everything that can be easily taken, they have also cut off large engines,” Edmond Wold Gaulen of Frende Insurance noted. 

Most boat thefts are related to equipment and movable property.

“Larger motors should be locked with a special lock… Also, make sure that all hatches and doors are locked, and do not leave attractive equipment lying around,” Gaulen suggested to Norwegian boat owners.

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