May 19, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that its Nav-Tracker 1.0 was instrumental in the targeted recovery of a 36-foot Yellowfin from Tarpin Cove Marina.
On May 16th, the vessel was docked at its berth in Naples, Florida. At 10:20PM, the boat was stolen, triggering the geofence breach. The white Yellowfin with triple 300 HP Yamaha outboards was brought out to Sanibel, Florida at low speeds then proceeded North off Gasparilla Island. Based on updates sent by the GOST Nav-Tracker, the boat picked up speed five hours later and began running southwest towards Mexico. The United States Coast Guard was notified of the theft and were provided location, speed and heading updates every two minutes from the GOST Nav-Tracker while they gave chase. The vessel was recovered without incident and a suspect taken into custody roughly 85 miles due west of Naples.
“The GOST Nav-Tracker worked flawlessly, saved a valuable investment and helped coordinate a speedy and effective recovery with only superficial damage to the boat,” said Toby Victoria, GOST national sales manager. “Not only did our client get their boat back in one piece, but another bad guy is off the street and won’t be doing this again to any boat.” “Combined efforts with the US Coast Guard, and Collier County and Lee County Sheriff’s Departments provided a great save,” said Detective Timothy Galloway, Lee County Sherriff’s Office.“ Without the GOST Nav-Tracker 1.0 onboard and the assistance from their team, we never would have found the boat and it would have ended up as just another statistic.”
GOST® – Global Ocean Security Technologies – offers a full line of state-of-the-art wireless security, monitoring, satellite tracking, and surveillance, acoustic deterrent and cloaking systems for any size vessel. GOST systems are designed to protect against theft, fire, smoke, high water, low voltage, loss of shore power and intrusion and notify boat owners and crew immediately when an event occurs on board. As the global leader in marine security technology, our personalized service and innovative technology provides boat owners with complete peace of mind from anywhere in the world. GOST is Always Watching – Never Seen®