Dinghy mystery ? ?phone may be vital evidence.
A satellite telephone, a Canon camera and outboard motor bearing serial numbers may be vital pieces of evidence in a military intelligence investigation into the discovery of an inflatable dinghy on a small beach on the North coast of East Falklands. The small three man dinghy was found overturned and partially buried by sand and kelp on a beach east of Concordia Bay near Salvador settlement on December 27, by Islanders Irwin Kenny and Mike and Sue Morrison. Nearby lay an outboard motor which appeared to have been ripped by the elements from the back of the boat. More significant, however, was the discovery a few metres away from the motor of a military style bergen containing a water bottle and medical supplies marked "Industria Argentina".
A camouflage bed roll lay near the outboard motor and further west, caught among boulders, was a knapsack and some food in a plastic bag. The food consisted of tins of beans and chocolate made in Argentina. The telephone and camera were later discovery by those undertaking an investigation into the discovery. It is likely that the investigation will involve an attempt to retrieve call numbers from the telephone. Mike Morrison told Penguin News that he and his wife and friend Irwin Kenny had been camping near the bay. Mr. Kenny first discovered the outboard motor and had dug it up thinking it a crash helmet. Following the find they initially walked east and found the bergen and dinghy, and then west where they discovered the knapsack and food. Mr. Morrison said, "When we found things marked Industria Argentina we didn't dig around any more and reported the find to the Police when we got to Teal Inlet".
Speaking of the dinghy Mr. Morrison commented that he could not clearly remember the colour, but his wife, Sue, believed it to have been black and dark green and approximately nine feet long. The vessel had the words HUNTER in letters a few inches high on the side. "The dinghy was deflated apart from the bottom ribs", said Mike. The vessel contained no seats. Following the call to the police, a major searc