Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
February 2002 Vol. 17, No. 2   RSS Feed for Undercurrent Issues
What's this?

Thumbs Up

from the February, 2002 issue of Undercurrent   Subscribe Now

Thumbs UpIn November, two fellas robbed the Barclays Bank on the East End of Tortola Island in the British Virgin Islands and made their getaway on a red speedboat. Two well armed cops ran down the dock where UBS Dive Center is located, burst into the shop, and announced that they wanted to commandeer a dive boat. Kate Brunn, the owner, said, You cant take it without me! and in short notice, had the shotguntoting cops underway in her 27-foot dive boat.

Kate got on the VHF and asked other dive operators to be on the lookout for the red boat. One operator replied that the boat was off Cooper Island, heading toward Virgin Gorda. Kate changed direction to intercept. A short time later she saw the red boat heading right toward her and asked the police for the procedure to stop the bank robbers boat. The cops said they never did this before and had no idea what to do.

Kate is a pretty sharp cookie. She took things into her own hands and told the cops to lay down in the boat. She then cut back the throttle and shifted into neutral, stopping her boat. Kate, an attractive blonde, stepped onto the bow and waved her arms as if in distress. The red boat saw her and came to her rescue. As they pulled alongside, the cops popped up with shotguns in hand and four hands in the red boat went straight up in the air.

All in a days work for a dive operator.

--- Keith Irwin, San Jose, CA

I want to get all the stories! Tell me how I can become an Undercurrent Online Member and get online access to all the articles of Undercurrent as well as thousands of first hand reports on dive operations world-wide



NEW! Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2016 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

cd