Year 2007 Month May Day 9 No: 515/PM
From: Local Command of the Maritime Police of Portimão
Addressed to: Judiciary Police of Portimão, Coordinator of the Madeleine McCann Investigation
Subject: Disappearance of the girl “Madeleine”
Reference: NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS
In the scope of the process in reference, it’s informed some of the investigations done by this police at the recreational Marinas of Portimão and Mexilhoeira da Carregação – Lagoa, in what concerns the control of vessels and on board crews, as well as the movement of vessels, as stated bellow:
1. During the days 8/9 of May 2007, two Maritime Police [M.P.] agents inspected all the vessels harboured at the Marina of Portimão with crews residing on board, in a total of 31 vessels; from the contacts with the respective crews there weren’t obtained any informations about the girl Madeleine, of British nationality, disappeared from Praia da Luz in Lagos, nor indicated any elements which could lead to her location, however, the persons contacted demonstrated huge receptivity to cooperate, solidarity and were concerned about the fact.
2. On the day 8 of May 2007 an investigation was done at Marina da Boca do Rio, located at Mexilhoeira da Carregação – Lagoa, no movements of the vessels in transit which could eventually arise suspicions regarding the disappearance of the British girl were detected.
3. On May 9, were watched recorded images from the surveillance video system of the Bacia Norte [commercial area] of the Marina of Portimão of the movements occurred there between the 21:00 hours of the day 3 May 2007 to the 12:00 hours of the day 4 May 2007, no strange movements of persons were detected that could be related to the said disappearance.
4. It was verified at the Marina of Portimão 6 check-out’s of recreational vessels as follows; “San Elen” of Norwegian nationality left on the 3rd of May 2007 with a declared destiny to Norway; the vessels “Panic II” of Dutch nationality, “Tiarri IV” of English nationality and “Iron” of Swiss nationality, left the two first ones on the 3rd May 3007 and the second on the 4th May with a declared destiny to Lagos, movements which were already confirmed with the respective check-ins at the Marina of Lagos; the vessel “Moonraker” left with a destiny declared to Vilamoura, however that movement is being an object of confirmation, the same happening with the vessel “Fun Too” of Swedish nationality which left with a destiny declared to Albufeira.
Signature by the Commander
In pages 821 and 822 of the Public Ministry Process NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS
Nº 524/CLP - Process NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS Date 11th May
Subject: Disappearance of Child, Sending Investigation results
Reference: No Fax 515/PM of 9 May 07
To the Department of Criminal Investigation of the Judiciary Police of Portimão
In the scope of the investigations related to the above mentioned process and for the effect thought as convenient, we send together the results of a set of investigations done by this Command carried out at the Marinas of Portimão, Boca do Rio in Mexilhoeira da Carregação – Lagoa, and Albufeira.
Together we send as well the list of process crimes registered at this Command for the last two months.
Relatively to the vessels “Moonraker” and “Fun Too” mentioned at the referenced fax, which were being a target of confirmation in regards to their destinies declared at the exit of Portimão’s Marina, we verified that the first one of those is still at the above mentioned Marina, at the time investigation are still being made to find out the location of the vessel “Fun Too”, knowing that this one has not been at the Marina of Albufeira or at the Lagos one after leaving Portimão on the 4th May 2007.
With my best regards,
Signature by the Commander
In page 3883 of the Public Ministry Process NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS
Various other files report the investigations done by the Maritime Police in conjunction with the Judiciary Police, Coastguard, experts and other reconnaissance teams in the Process, one example of those reports is also translated bellow.
Other files mentioned in this reports like the «list of process crimes registered» at the Command of the Portimão's Marina or the check-ins and outs of the vessels in transit in the Algarve region for the month of May 2007 are not available in the Process distributed to the media by the Public Ministry.
One final consideration I would like to make is how did the British media passed from reporting a bayliner Swedish Yacht of 40ft [12 meters] that left Portimão's Marina on the 4th of May 2007, which was investigated and is on the Process files, to a Sunseeker Vessel, named "Will Power" of Australian Flag, of 105ft [32 meters] just because this vessel was allegedly harboured at Barcelona's Port Olympic Marina a few hours before an allegedly drunken anonymous British man saw allegedly an agitated "Victoria Beckham" look alike? - All alleged by Clarence Mitchell and Dave Edgar without any evidences of the above allegations being presented at the latest McCann Spin Farce Conference. You couldn't make this one up!!
Example of one of the Maritime Police Investigations
Your Excellency, Mister
Commander of the Maritime Police of Lagos
I’m here to inform Your Excellency that, at this date, at 16:30 hours, when I was on search service, accompanied by the sub-chief Dioniz, at the area of jurisdiction of this command, namely at the beaches of Zavial and Ingrina, were done several investigations with the objective of finding the disappeared Madeleine Beth McCann, thus I questioned various users of the referred beaches: Tania F., Claudine M., Hanny de W., Bernhard de W., Francis M., Rebecca T., Steven W., George W and Christine W., having the above referred that they knew about the disappearance of the same and that were sensibilized to the fact, however to the date, they had no indications that could lead to the discovery of her whereabouts.
More, I inform, upon arrival at the concessionaire of the Beach of Zavial – “Ernesto J.M.”, with the phone contacts: xxx and xxx; the same relatively to the matter in question, stated that he knew Madeleine’s parents, as clients of his restaurant and that he remembers having seen them for the last time in his establishment in the month of April (Easter Holidays), with their three sons [sic. plural in Portuguese]; since that date, for the reason that he works in the kitchen, he does not remember having seen them at the restaurant/beach.
With respect to what has been exposed, it’s considered relevant to refer that the Zavial Beach is frequently visited by nudists, which consequently attracts some voyeurs.
Facts that I bring to the knowledge of Your Excellency, for the purposes considered convenient.
Lagos, 9 May 2007
The Agent of the 1st C.L. of the Maritime Police
In page 3877 of the Public Ministry Process NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS
Translation notes: shortened the surnames of the questioned persons, and withheld the phone numbers for privacy reasons