As a general opinion on this subject, it is
my impression that where we have no subsequent written paperwork
relating to arrival and embarkations of certain boats, the PM
(maritime police) followed up with port surveillance footage (CCTV),
or by direct contact through radio/GPS or even ship-to-ship
contact, or with visits by officers to port/marina authorities.
Rivers, coastal inlets and beaches were also visited and local
residents and holiday makers in those places were questioned.
One vessel was tracked through Lisbon up to Nazar?on the
Portuguese coast so, in general terms, I don't think anything
Having said that, I do have a sneaking feeling (only a feeling
at this point) that there is no certainty about continued
close-order maritime vigilance beyond 8-9 May. Again, my
impression is that the initial focus (correctly) was to
ascertain and eliminate the ocean as having been the 'escape'
route of an abductor but, once that was done, things reverted to
'business as usual' - mainly focused on substance/people
smuggling, illegal landings by non-EU persons, etc.
So, thinking about various previous threads on subsequent
disposition of a body - alive or otherwise - after 10 May, the
maritime avenue cannot be excluded from that thinking.
While on the subject of general movements there are several
pages missing from the files. In an e-mail of 10 May I found the
following names of boats (with no other detail in the files):
Pemandia; Jabasthe; MissFitz; Champagne; Go West; Friendship
(twice); Float; Red Baron and Bons Amigos, and these in a second
e-mail of that same date: Veronica J; Praia de Carvoeiro;
Indigo; Teachers Pet; Tanna; Rigon and Bag An Avel. According to
the e-mail subject, all the above were embarkations from Lagos.
With respect to certain specific boats, the three boats Stella
and I mentioned in the DVD thread had BE crew members. Yes, I
acknowledge a bit of 'give a dog a bad name' syndrome nere, but
a well-founded, though unfortunate, reputation does exist.
'My Way' is flagged as NL and crewed by BE persons. The skipper
(male; dob 6/52) is the owner; the crew is one female (dob
Personally, I see nothing untoward with this boat or crew.
'Sonata' was (according to records) a late arrival to the party
coming to Lagos on 6 May from Lisbon, then on to Portimao on 7
May from whence they departed to Vilareal (Spain, north of
Valencia) on 8 May. On the face of it, therefore, they were
heading in the wrong direction.
The boat, flagged as French, was crewed by four men with BE
identities (albeit that one had a very Scandinavian name) with
dob: 2/56; 10/57; 10/58 and 6/61.
While the 'Bluewave' record is very sparse, and possibly having
no bearing on the Madeleine case, it will be nonetheless prime
fodder for certain speculators.
After having remained moored in Vilamoura since 18 July 2006 it
embarks on 5 May 2007 to Lagos, which port does not reflect its
arrival prior to 10 May - the date on which port documents are
sent to the inquiry team.
- The boat is owned by a PT man with an inland address several
miles to the south of Porto, and who is not in the crew.
- The skipper is a PT man who gives his address solely with the
generic 8600 post-code of Lagos.
- The crew comprises three groups:
(A) the skipper (dob: 7/59) with three children (none apparently
having their own identity documents) with dob: 8/93 (female) and
twins 11/95 (male and female);
(B) An NL man (dob: 5/52) with a son (also having no identity
document) dob: 10/95; and
(C) a BE man with dob: 10/68.
To add to my previous impressions I will add into this thread my
thoughts and comments on the other boats, in alphabetical order.
'4 Pack': an NL owner (not on board); skippered\crewed by two
men and two women, all NL, all older than 45 years.
From Lagos records we are told twice that she arrived from
Vilamoura on 27 April, once to disappear somewhere on 1 May, and
the second time to return to Vilamoura on 2 May. We are also
told by Lagos that she arrived from Vilamoura on 6 May only to
disappear somewhere on 7 May.
Disappearances aside, one might wonder why there are no
Vilamoura records for this boat.
'Adamaster': PT owner/skipper & 4 PT crew aged from 17 to 45
Arising from a mooring in Vilamoura occupied since October 1999,
this Madeiran vessel sails to Portimao on 6 May 2007. She is on
the Portimao arrivals schedule (no further details), but one
wonders why the sudden yearning for open water and a new mooring
a few miles to the west.
'Aellopos': GB owner\skipper with wife or sister as sole crew,
both over 35 years.
Possibly a short birthday trip for each, one from Portimao to
Lagos and the other on the return trip, but why no record in
Portimao? Perhaps they didn't berth overnight preferring to
'Allegro': PT husband\wife or brother\sister skipper\crew both
over 55 years.
A team who, after ten months harboured in Portimao, wanted to do
a quick 'look, see' in Lagos, but waiting until 7 May before
moving? Or were they simply on their way back to Lisbon?
'Amorita': No crew details;
Identified as arriving from nowhere in Albufeira on 7 May; Home
base is Faro; registered address in Vilamoura; Owner 'Mini
cruises of the Algarve, Ltd';
Side note 'M. Turistica' - Ministry of Tourism?
'Annecy': GB owner\skipper (35 years) with two GB crew, one male
(18 years), one female (47 years), and one IT male (44 years).
Reflected as both entering and departing Portimao between 1 and
7 May, recorded as arriving in Albufeira from Lagos on 8 May and
leaving there for Faro on 9 May.
Possibly a skipper and a young crewman playing host to the lady
and Italian out on a coastal cruise together, but where was the
Lagos record between Portimao and Albufeira? A romantic offshore
'Antidoto': A PT owner (Lisbon); Polish husband\wife
skipper\crew (50\45 years), with a five-person Polish family
(43,40,21,14 and 13 years).
Arrive in Lagos from Portimao on 29 April, on to Vilamoura on 30
April then on to Isla Cristina on 1 May to celebrate mothers
birthday on 3 May, returning to Vilamoura on 4 May.
Then we have a slight clerical error with the boat arriving in
Vilamoura on 4 May before departing on 3 May.
A second copy of the same embarkation sheet shows Vilamoura
arrival and departure as both being on 4 May, from where it
sailed onwards to Portimao where we have a second bizarre
In Portimao records - on page 350 - the boat arrives on 4 May
from Portimao and leaves on 5 May to go to Portimao.
'Araxa': Arriving in Portimao sometime between 1 and 7 May.
Nothing else is recorded.
'Artemis': More speculation fodder.
We have two data sources for this boat, both from Vilamoura. The
first is docket 334425 of which there are two copies on file.
The second is docket 334431.
The first copy of docket 334425 shows the GB owner\skipper (57
years) with one GB crewman (74 years) and one DK crewman (57
years), while the second shows the owner skipper with a crew of
three GB men (76, 58 and 48), the latter having the family name
McCann (at least the third time that that name has arisen by
coincidence - more common in this case than the name Smith).
Both copies show the boat arriving from Marrocos on 14 April,
and being berthed in slot P-33. Both copies show departure as 3
May heading for 'Muldoon', though I think that should read
'Maldon', that being the boat's port of registry, and the
owner's hotel address in Essex, UK.
The second source reflects the four man GB crew along with the
same departure date and destination, but it shows the boat as
having arrived from P-33 and that it is now berthed in slot
Of course, the other interesting coincidence with this vessel is
that 'Marrocos' might be Portuguese for 'Morocco'.
'Athabasca': An NL flagged vessel with a PT skipper (52 years)
with another PT man (27 years) and a baby (22 months) - but I
have to question that as the document validity date expired in
1975! Hence, I think the third man was actually born in 1975 and
his ID document was valid until July 2005 - I wonder if that
makes him an illegal?
Travel-wise the Portimao records show the boat arriving from
Lagos on 25 April and the disappearing somewhere on 6 May. On
the undetailed arrival/emabarkation listings in Portimao is
shows the boat leaving on log number 40054 but then coming back
in on log number 40061.
'Audax' I am ignoring due to lack of sensible information.
'Azimute' arrived in Albufeira on 9 May and is slated to leave
only in 2012 even though its PT owner\skipper (and sole crew
member) is noted as being a non-resident.
'Azurro': FR owner (not aboard); FR flagged; FR skipper (45
Arrived from Cascais in Portimao on 13 April and left for
Vilamoura on 5 May with six FR crew - three families (53&16;
49&16; 44&16). It arrived in Vilamoura that same day then left
on 6 May for Cadiz with one FR passenger (same surname as the
skipper; 75 years) and a CH passenger (53 years).
Did I hear someone call for a taxi?
'Bahia' and 'Barao' arrived and/or departed Portimao between 01
'Bear Necessities': GB flagged; GB owner\skipper (46 years) with
crew of two GB males (50;63) and two GB females (48;35).
Arrived in Vilamoura from Lagos on 4 May and returned on 5 May.
One wonders where the Lagos records were?
'Ben-Hur': FI flag, owner, skipper and sole crew (56 years).
Sailed into Vilamoura from El Terron on 4 May and went on to
Sines 7 May. Hello sailor.
'Blue Eyes': GB flag and owner\skipper (60 years) with three GB
Arrived Vilamoura from Lisbon on 1 May and seemingly decided to
'Carolina': Another quickie in and out of Portimao between 01
'Carpe Diem': IE flag and owner\skipper (42 years) with one IE
man (63) and one GB man (72).
Into Vilamoura from Gibraltar on 2 May then on to Bayona on 3
May. A small coincidence for the curtain twitchers - the owner
is registered in the same county as that named in the Irish
family sighting, and the oldest crew member is named Smith.
'Christine': SE (Sweden) flag with a NO (Norway) owner\skipper
(66) and two NO crew - names suggest female (60 & 42) both out
on a birthday cruise.
Sailed into Lagos on 30 April and onward to Gibraltar on 1 May.
'Cidade de Faro': As the name suggests this is a boat belonging
to the Faro municipality.
Arrived in Albufeira on 3 May and scheduled to leave 13 May.
'Constantia': Home port noted as 'British Registry'.
Departed Portimao berth C03 some time between 01 and 07 May on
log number 39947. No other details known.
'Diana': Home port noted as Tallinn (Estonia).
Arrived in Portimao on log number 39963 and departed on log
number 40034, both between 01 and 07 May.
'Discoverer': I think the other thread says more about this GB
boat than I can.
'Donna Vivace: Home port noted as Hellevotsluis (NL).
Arrived in Portimao on log 39941 and didn't leave before 8 May.
'Doros': Home port recorded as Esposende, with a PT (or Spanish)
lady in charge.
Arrived in Albufeira on 5 May and slated to leave only in 2030.
'Elka': NL flag and owner\skipper(33) with his family, three
ladies (31,6 and 2) and one NL male (4).
Portimao shows an arrival and a departure between 01 and 07 May;
Vilamoura shows an arrival from Portimao on 1 May with a
departure to Culatra on 2 May. Albufeira has an arrival from
Olhao on 4 May and a departure to Portimao on 5 May.
Altogether, it looks like a simple round-trip ticket but the
Albufeira record shows only two people on board, so the obvious
question that arises is: what happened to the children between 2
and 4 May?
Was it a mere clerical error, or do people still make sacrifice
to the sea god?
'Ellisa': GB flag and owner\skipper (47) travelling with a lady
Lagos - we have a problem! The two Lagos records for this boat
both show an arrival from Sines of 14 July 2005, but one shows a
departure to Cascais on 5 May, while other shows that same
departure as being scheduled for 15 June.
Pity we have no records for Cascais.
'Emma J': GB flag and owner\skipper (61) and a GB lady (49).
Both copies of the Vilamoura record show an arrival from
Albufeira on 2 May with one saying the onward trip to Ayamonte
started on 3 May, while the other says it started on 4 May.
'Farras: PT flag and owner (not aboard); skippered by a DE man
(39) with three male DE crew (48,46,35).
Arriving in Lagos from Portimao on 5 May, it leaves for
Vilamoura on 6 May.
Neither Portimao nor Vilamoura have anything to say about this
'Fun Too': SE flag and owner\skipper (70) with wife (69), the
cops had some fun, too, with these latter-day Vikings.
Before we get the the trip there were some clerical issues
between the documents held by Lagos and Portimao.
- In Lagos the wife's year of birth was 1938; in Portimao it was
- In Lagos the expiry date of the identity documents was May
2011; in Portimao it was May 2006, i.e. already expired!;
- In Lagos the country code of the flag and persons' nationality
was SE (Sweden); in Portimao it was SW (Sweden under the US FIPS
standard, not the EU ISO standard);
- The owner's address was totally different, albeit both being
in Germany (that must make the World Cup interesting);
- The year the boat was constructed differed by 18 years;
- and a few other minor details ...
As for the trip:
One Lagos record showed the boat arriving from Portimao on 30
April and returning the same day.
The other record showed its arrival on 30 April and then
disappearing into the unknown on 2 May.
The Portimao record showed it arriving from Alvor on 1 May and
sailing on to Albufeira on 3 May, but there is also a
hand-written note under departure '04/05/07 - 07:44'
After that ... nothing ... she seemingly sailed off the map ...
But never fear, according to a memo of 9 May the Men In Black
were on the trail ... though we don't know when or to where that
longboat was ever traced ... possibly Antares, or wherever it
was the cocoons went.
'Funny Papa': An ES flag with a PT skipper and sole crew member
Sailed into Portimao on 26 April and then on to Estaleiro on 4
May. Nothing more is known.
'Galileo': IE flag and owner (not aboard); No skipper? but three
Irish males as crew (68,56,54).
Portimao shows the boat leaving between 01 and 07 May, with
Lagos showing her arrival on 1 May and a departure into the
unknown on 2 May.
'Gladeye': GB flag; Owner: A Lt.Col. in Household cavalry; GB
skipper (25) with three other GB men (41,35 and 22).
Vilamoura tells us that she arrived from Almerimar (Spain) on 16
April and left for Lagos on 3 May. Lagos records her arrival on
that date and bids farewell on 4 May as she sails for Sopromar
(the Naval yard in Lagos).
The most that appeared to happen with this lat was the youngster
surrendered his captaincy to the old sea dog in Lagos. Gee - how
boring can they be? In my day the Army used to promise one
'Goldfinger': Arrived in Portimao sometime between 01 and 07
May. No other data.
'Guditta': GB flag and owner\skipper (59) with GB wife or sister
Arrived in Lagos from Lagos?? on 19 April and moved on to
Portimao on 27 April, but no record of this boat in Portimao
between 01 and 07 May. She either bounced in and bounced out or
came in and stayed for the duration.
'Imagine': FR flag and owner\skipper (53) with wife (51).
Sailed into Vilamoura from Portimao on 28 April and returned to
Portimao on 5 May - falling outside the Portimao record dates.
'Ingjerd': Left Portimao somtime between 01 and 07/5/07. No
'Iron': CH (Swiss) flag and owner\skipper (42) with CH family
(45 and 4).
Arrived in Portimao on 28 April from Ayamonte, then on to Lagos
on 4 May arriving the same day. Next day they moved to the
'Ivette': PT flag; Company owned boat; PT skipper and sole crew
Swapped berths in Vilamoura from A25 to H22 on 20 August 2006
then went for a spin to Portimao on 3 May arriving there
sometime before 8 May.
'Ivonne Rojas': GB flag and owner\skipper (40) with three GB
ladies (36,36 and 35).
They sailed into Albufeira from Portimao on 4 May and back again
on 5 May. Portimao, however, didn't have them recorded either
before or after.
Mind you, with three women aboard I'm not sure that I would be
in any hurry to make landfall.
'Jasmone': GB flag and owner\skipper (60) with wife (59).
The Lagos record says she sailed into Lagos from Sopromar on 11
April and went on to Albufeira on 29 April, but we have no
record of her in Albufeira or anywhere else after that date.
'Joana': Sailed out from Portimao sometime between 01 and 07
May. No other data.
'Just Chillin': Sailed into Portimao sometime between 01 and 07
May. No other data.
'Kingfisher': IE flag; no owner identification; IE Skipper (57)
and lady (50).
The Portimao record states that she arrived from Portimao? on 2
May and moved on to Lagos on 6 May.
While the movement data appears straightforward, there appears
to be little about this boat that is Irish.
- its port of registry is Sint Annaland, which is in Zeeland,
- the insurance company is Dutch (Unigarant)
- the sailors both have wholly Dutch names (Schelle and
'Ko Phi Phi': ES flag and owner\skipper\sole crew member (33)
Two Lagos records show arrival from Seville on 28 April; one
shows return on 1 May; the other shows departure on 2 May to an
'Koala': GB flag and owner (60 - aboard); GB skipper (49) and
crewman (48) - all male.
Arriving at Lagos from Sines on 5 May she sailed on to Vilamoura
on 6 May, arriving there the same day. Owner became skipper for
the next trip to Portimao which started on 7 May, and Portimao
shows arrival within its report period.
'Kyra Engelina': NL flag and owner\skipper (63) with wife (56).
The first Vilamoura record shows the boat arriving from
Albufeira on 1 May 2006, staying for a year in berth O-34, then
moving on to Faro on 2 May 2007.
The second Vilamoura record shows her arriving from Faro on 1
May 2007, being berthed in G-21, then going on to Albufeira on 3
Apart from the sailing dates and berths all the other
information is the same, including skipper and crew details.
Albufeira picks them up on 4 May as coming from Vilamoura, but
somewhere along the way the wife acquires a new name and her dob
changes to 1 January 2001 - can captains perform divorces as
well as marriages? - and two more NL ladies come aboard, both 22
years. Man, that guy is good!
With his rejuvenated crew they all leave for Portimao on 6 May
and arrive there in that ports report period.
'Lady Bug': PT flag; Home base is Lisbon; Owner\sole crew mwmber
is a PT male, noted as non-resident.
Arrived Albufeira on 7 May and slated to move only by 31
December 2007. Arrived from where?
'Leonardo': PT flag; Home base is Albufeira; Owner is local PT
Arrived in Albufeira on 5 May and slated to move only by 31
December 2008. Arrived from where?
'Lizzy': NL flag and co-owners\sole crew, male (58) and female
Arrived in Vilamoura from Culatra on 1 May and left for
Albufeira on 5 May. No Albufeira record.
'Lua': FR flag with PT male owner\skipper (41) with one PT male
Arrived in Vilamoura from Lisbon on 1 May and appeared to stay
'Luamar': GB flag; owner not recorded; PT male skipper (46) with
crew of PT male (45), PT female (21) and GB male (24).
Arrived in Portimao from Lisbon on 26 April and returned on 7
One coincidence: The GB male passport was issued by 'FCO' (same
as GM). I wonder what that code 'FCO' signifies?
'Luis': PT flag and owner\skipper\sole crew, male (36).
Lagos records show arrival from Portimao on 15 March then
departure to Lagos-V.T. on 5 May.
'Mac': Home port Quarteira (PT);
Sailed from Portimao on log 40044 between 01 amd 07 May, and
returned on log 40076, the last arrival on the list so it would
likely be on 7 May.
No other record.
'Mjoand': Home base Portimao; PT flag and owner\skipper\sole
crew, male (no dob).
Arrived Albufeira on 5 May and slated to stay until 30 December
2008. No other data.
'Makima': PT flag; owner not named; Home port Cascais; ES
skipper (58) with ES lady (55) and two ES family males (17 and
One Portimao record shows arrival on 3 June 2006 from, and
return on 7 May 2007 to, 'Estaleiro'. That word means 'shipyard'
or 'boatyard', often where boats are bought and sold, but also
repaired, refurbished, etc.
Second record shows an arrival on log 40065 and departure on
40084, both commensurate with berth movements around 7 May.
'Malecagem': PT flag and owner\skipper\sole crew, male (no dob),
side note 'pleasure', presumably a cruise ship.
Albufeira record shows arrival on 5 May and slated to move again
on 20 May.
'Mares': Home port Cascais;
Portimao movements show an arrival on log 39965 into berth R-07
and departure on log 40047 from H-19, both during the period 01
to 07 May. How it got from one berth to the other ... ?
'Maximum': The flag is either RU or GB depending on whether you
use Albufeira or Vilamoura documents. With a port of registry in
Fleetwood, Lancashire, a GB owner\skipper (60) and GB crewman
(70) being identical on both records, I think Vilamoura has it
by a nose for GB. Albufeira also holds a UK owner address
whereas Vilamoura suggests he may be an expatriate with an
address in the western Algarve. Both are possibly correct.
Albufeira tells us that the boat arrived from Lagos on 4 May -
though there is no corresponding record in Lagos - and went on
to Culatra on 5 May.
Vilamoura tells us that she arrived there from Albufeira on 5
May and moved on to Alvor on 6 May.
'Megan': GB flag and male co-owner\skipper (52) with GB crewman
The Vilamoura record shows her arrival from Bayone on 7 April
and departure to Las Palmas on 2 May.
'Minerva': GB flag and male owner\skipper (47) with GB crewman
The Lagos record says she arrived from Cascais on 22 April and
sailed on to Gibraltar on 6 May.
'Mistral': PT flag and male owner\sole crew (44)
The Lagos record says she bounced in from Sopromar and straight
out again into the unknown, all on 27 April.
'Moonraker': Portimao, showing her home port as London, says she
left berth S-10 and arrived at berth D-13 sometime between 01
and 07 May. The police report, however, notes that she left for
Vilamoura - something they were yet to confirm.
'Morasol': ES flag with male PT owner\skipper (50) and three PT
crewmen (50,48 and 39).
Vilamoura says she landed from Gibralyar on 5 May and left for
Porto\Leixoes on 11 May.
'Nehalennia': Portimao records an arrival between 01 amd 07 May.
No other data.
'Nortada': Portimao records a departure between 01 and 07 May.
No other data.
'Nouvrania': PT flag and owner; Male PT skipper\sole crew (dob
Arrival details obscured but seemingly still in the Vilamoura
estaleiro during the inquiry period.
'Ocean Thunder': GB flag and male co-owner\sole crew (no dob).
The Albufeira port record shows no home base but that she
arrived there on 9 May and is slated to move only on 31 December
'Oceanis': Portimao, her home port, shows only that she left
berth S-09 roughly midway between 01 and 07 May. No other data.
'Oniris': PT flag; owner not recorded; home port of Portimao;
sole PT skipper\crewman (61).
Portimao says she arrived from Vila Real de St. Antonio on 9
September 2006 and sailed to Sines on 9 May 2007.
'Overlander': Portimao shows a home port of 'Gent', which I take
to be 'Ghent', and that she left berth I-31 early in the period
between 01 and 07 May. No other data.
'Panic': Portimao and Vilamoura have this vessel flagged as NL,
Lagos has her as NO. Lagos, I believe, is wrong based on home
port (Hellevoetsluis), insurer (Kuiper), family name of owner
and crew (Aartsen), and their Utrecht address in the
Portimao has her berthing at C-14 early in the report period of
01 to 07 May, from where she sailed later in the week.
Lagos picks her up as arriving from Portimao on 3 May and
sailing on to Albufeira on 4 May. As no Albufeira record is on
file she appears to gone past that port and on to Vilamoura
where she arrived on 4 May before leaving on 5 May to go back to
The Lagos records show only the owner\skipper (46) and wife
(43), and they appeared to have picked up family in Vilamoura as
the crew grew by two sons (15,13) and a daughter (9).
'Papa-Leguas': PT flag; home port Ericeira; male CA expatriate
owner\sole crew (50).
The single Lagos record shows an arrival from Lago V.T. on 1 May
2005 returning exactly two years later on 1 May 2007.
Given that the berth is noted as 'Pass G/H' I have taken the
liberty to think that the record is merely a berth change within
the harbour on 1 May 2007 - but I may be wrong.
'Papillon': DE flag and skipper (65) with wife (63) and son
(38). Owner not recorded.
Portimao records show arrival from Horta on 17 September 2006,
leaving for Faro on 6 May 2007.
'Phantom': Home base recorded as 'Holanda', Portimao reflects
her arrival in berth N-35 on log 39969 fairly early in the
period between 01 and 07 May.
'Phynella': NL flag and owner\skipper (45) with family
(45,17,13) and passenger (13).
Arriving in Lagos from Portimao on 3 May, she left for an
unknown destination on 10 May.
No Portimao records have her name on them so she may have sailed
from there prior to 1 May.
'Piranha': PT flag and owner (not aboard); female skipper\sole
Arriving in Vilamoura from Albufeira on 22 April, she started
her return trip on 1 May, but didn't arrive before that port's
records were obtained.
'Rebound': The Albufeira record for this boat is a total mess,
and it is the only one we have.
No flagging is recorded; the home port is recorded as 'Taiwan'?;
the owner's name (Morrissy) and 'locale' (Galway) are distictly
Irish although the country for that locale is given as
'Portugal'. With all these options to choose from it is small
wonder that the side note indicates 'non-resident'.
The record shows an arrival on 7 May and she was slated for next
sailing only on 15 June.
'Riamar': In stark contrast this Albufeira record at least makes
PT flag and owner\sole crew (no dob) with a PT address; Portimao
Arrived on 4 May and slated for next sailing on 4 May 2008 - a
typo or a three-year refit?
'Rio Gilao': PT flag with home port 'Quarteira'. Dutch
expatriate owner\sole crew (42) with address in Cascais.
Both Lagos records reflect an arrival from Sines on 28 April,
but one shows a departure to Albufeira on 1 May while the other
shows a slated future departure on 3 July.
Albufeira had no record.
'Rivel Rose': GB flag and expatriate owner\sole crew (no dob);
home port Portsmouth; owner address in Algarve but country
recorded as UK. Side note of 'non-resident'.
The Albufeira, and only, record shows arrival on 5 May with next
movement slated as 31 December 2030.
'Sam': FR flag with DE owner\sole crew (51).
The Lagos record shows arrival from Sopromar on 24 April
presumably for provisions prior to setting sail on 28 April to
her home port of St Tropez.
'Sam's Heaven': GB flag with IT owner\sipper (44) and crewman
(44), with ES crewman (28).
The Albufeira records show arrival from Azores on 4 May, leaving
for Barcelona on 5 May.
'San Elen': NO(Norway) flag, owner\skipper (64) and four crewmen
(64,63,58 and 51).
Portimao records show her arrival on 2 May from Pasito Blancha
before leaving for her home country on 3 May.
The police noted her leaving but, presumably, she was well out
to sea before tea time as there is no mention of follow-up or
'Sarah': US flag, owner\skipper (64) and crewman (58).
Both Lagos records show her arrival from Barbate on 4 September
2006 and departure to Madeira on 6 May.
'Sarah Dee': Both Lagos records show GB flag and co-owners
(neither aboard), as well as a GB skipper (47) with family sons
(20, 17) and a PT crewman (43).
One record shows an arrival from Bayona on 23 June 2002 with a
slated future movement to Cascais on 15 June 2007.
The other shows the same itinerary but both arrival and
departure having occurred on 5 May 2007.
There are no other records to determine which record, if either,
reflects the correct movement.
'Sea Anemone': DE flag, owner\skipper (35) and seven crewmen
(53,48,47,47,44,36,29) with one CH crewman (25).
The Vilamoura records shows an arrival from Lisbon on 30 April,
leaving the next day for Palma, Mallorca.
'Sea Doo': A jet ski that arrived in Albufeira on 9 May and
slated to leave on 25 May.
'Sea Vision': NL flag; PT company owner; GB skipper (49), one GB
crewman (41) and four GB ladies (42,40,39,36).
The Vilamoura record shows her arrival from Portimao on 2 May,
and no leaving date. Presumably, she left Portimao prior to 1
'Seebar': While the DE flag, home port and family members are
consistent in the two embarkation sheets from Lagos and
Vilamoura, there are differences.
In Vilamoura, the owner\skipper is (54) and the family crewman
is (66). These are reversed in the Lagos record and,
consequently, although both in Germany, the owner and skipper
addresses also differ.
The Lagos record shows the boat's arrival as 15 June 2006 from
Sopromar, leaving on 30 April to an unknown destination.
Vilamoura tells us that she arrived there from Lagos on 30 April
and she left for Ayamonte the next day.
'Seita': PT flag and sole crewman (48); company owned and
registered in Lagos.
She arrived in Vilamoura on 22 April from Albufeira and returned
on 6 May. Albufeira records her arrival on 6 May and slates her
next movement for 20 May.
'Seven One': Portimao shows her home port as Saint Nazare
(France) and her arrival at berth R-02 early in the period of 01
to 07 May. No other data.
'Shangri-la': PT flag and owner\sole crewman (dob and
documentation dates both 1-01-01).
Albufeira reports that she arrived from Vilamoura on 5 May and
returned on 6 May. No records from Vilamoura on file for her.
'Silence': DE flag and owner\skipper (48) and wife (44).
Arrived in Vilamoura from Tavira on 1 May, and stayed there.
'Skin[n]y Dip': Home port of London, arrived in Portimao during
the period 01-07 May. No other data.
The recorded name may have been missing an 'N'.
'Slopendriewer': DE flag and owner\skipper (64) with wife (62).
Arrived in Vilamoura from Ayamonte on 4 May, leaving for Sines
on 10 May.
'Snark': GB flag; no port of registry or registration number;
RU owner\skipper (44) with RU (30) and UA (Ukraine) (70)
Arrived in Lagos from Cascais on 4 May and sailed on to Marbella
on 5 May.
'Spring Song': SE flag and owner (not aboard); SE skipper (49)
and crewman (64).
Arrived in Lagos from Peniche on 30 April then sailed for
Gibraltar in 1 May.
'Stentor': NL flag and owner\skipper (53) with NL crewman (52).
Portimao shows her leaving berth H-12 early in the 01 to 07 May
report period, arriving in Lagos on 1 May before sailing on to
Sines on 4 May.
'Tacoron': PT flag and owner\skipper (44) and three PT ladies
The first Vilamoura records shows the boat arriving from
Albufeira on 1 May (no Albufeira record), then sailing to
Culatra on 5 May.
The second record shows her arriving from Culatra on 6 May and
moving on to Lagos on 7 May.
'Tai Ping': GB flag and owner (not aboard); GB skipper (29) with
two crewmen (40,27).
The three Lagos records reflect the boats arrival from Isla
Cristina on 4 May, and two reflect her sailing to Cascais on 5
'Tiarri': GB flag and owner\skipper (73) with two GB crewmen
The Lagos record shows her arrival on 22 June 2003 and departure
on 21 June 2004 to an unknown destination.
Almost three years later, the Portimao movement report reflects
her sailing out from berth C-19 somtime between 01 and 07 May.
The police report on 9 May states that Tiarri, together with
Iron, sailed on 3 May to Lagos where their arrival was
'Tita' and 'Titan': Albufeira port records show both these PT
flagged and owned boats arrived on 8 May and were slated to move
next on 20 May.
'Tomate': Albufeira records show this PT flagged and owned boat
arrived on 5 May and was slated to sail next on 20 May.
'Toujours': GB flag and owner\skipper (64) with his wife (63)
and two other crew (67,60).
Arrived in Albufeira from Lagos on 27 April and sailed to
Culatra on 28 April.
Arrived again in Albufeira on 6 May and sailed on 8 May.
'Tropico': PT flag and owner\skipper (no dob).
Arrived in Albufeira on 9 May and was slated to move only on 30
'True Blue': A Portimao movement entry shows this boat, home
port Amsterdam, arriving at berth G-69 early in the 01-07 May
'Turquesa': ES flag; company owned; ES skipper (41) and four
The Lagos records shows the boat arrived from Gibraltar on 5
May, then sailed on 8 May to an unknown destination.
'Valyscha' and 'Varuna': Both boats were reflected as arriving
in Portimao between 01 and 07 May.
'Vita Bella': DE flag, co-owner\skipper (66), three crewmen
(63,59,50) and two ladies (62,40).
Vilamoura tells us that she arrived there on 4 May from
Gibraltar, possibly for provisions ahead of continuing on her
way home to Rendsburg on 6 May.
'Wattayah': NL flag, owner\skipper (56) and lady (59).
Lagos shows here arriving on 15 March from Sopromar and leaving
for Faro on 3 May.
'Wega': DE flag, owner\skipper (69) and wife (63).
Arriving in Lagos from Portimao on 29 April she sailed to an
unknown destination on 1 May.
'Wendy M': DE flag and co-owners - skipper (64) and wife (43).
Lagos tells us she arrived there on 8 November 2006, slept over,
and sailed to Vilamoura on 30 April 2007.
She arrived in Vilamoura that same day, took a nap, then sailed
to Barbate on 6 May.
'White Lady': Portimao movements show this boat arriving at her
home port at the end of the 01 to 07 May report period.
'White Shark': PT flag and owner\sole crew (no dob), home port
The Albufeira record shows her arrival on 9 May with her next
movement slated as 16 May.
The side note 'seco' means 'dry, aground' so perhaps this shark
was out of the water for a while.
'White Whither': GB flag and company owned; PT skipper\sole crew
Having arrived in Vilamoura from Sotto Grande on 30 March, and
having a construction year of 2007, it would seem that the boat
is harboured in the Estaleiro - possibly up for sale.
'Yorkshireman': Home port London, this boat arrived at Portimao
between 01 and 07 May. No other data.
'Zany Lady': GB flag out of Dartmouth; PT company owned; 1983
construction. Skipper is GB (56)
Lagos tells us that she 'arrived' on 24 March, then went to
Portimao on 3 May.
I say 'arrived' because the previous location on 24 March is
recorded as 'Nao chegou a sair' which literally means 'Didn't
arrive to leave'
The Portimao arrival entry has her home port listed as Lagos,
and the letters 'EST' prefix her name, which makes me think that
she may be a boat up for sale in the Estaleiro in Portimao.
On the above note about an 'EST' prefix, the following boats in
the Portimao arrival movement schedules also have that prefix:
Seven One, Mares, Bahia, Carolina, Phantom, Ivette, Makima,
On the outbound movement schedule these have the prefix:
Moonraker, Oceanis, Mac, Barao.