On-Water Gas Thefts on Rise in MA

Soundings Trade Only: With gas selling for about $5 a gallon at Massachusetts’ South Shore marinas, local authorities say thieves have started going for the large gasoline containers that some boat owners leave on deck, rather than fishing gear and marine electronics.

Harbormasters and marina managers say on-the-water thefts are still fairly uncommon, but the incidents they now see are more likely to involve a gas container left on deck than other valuables.

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