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Haiti, Petit Port a Piment: Armed Robbery at Night - April 2015

By CSSN - with further clarification from Kris of SY Taipan — last modified May 04, 2015 10:06 AM

Published: 2015-04-19 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2015
Countries: Haiti

Haiti, Petit Port a Piment: Armed Robbery at Night - April 2015

The Lat and Long of the attack location

DATE: 2015-04-16 at 03:00

COUNTRY: Haiti

LOCATION: Petit Port a Piment (19.36N 072.59W)

EVENT: Boarding, Assault and Theft

STOLEN ITEMS: Cash, solar panels, computers, navigation electronics, etc.

SECURED: Unknown

DETAILS:

An Australian couple aboard Australian flagged yacht "Pelikaan" en-route from Cuba to Ile a Vache, Haiti, were anchored at Petit Port a Pimient.

During the night they were boarded by 6 armed men.

They cooperated with the pirates and offered everything, but they were violently attacked. The captain was tied to the rail on deck and beaten badly, resulting in broken bones and machete wounds. His wife sustained machete injuries also, both were hospitalized. Embassy officials have become involved and are providing assistance.

Read the skipper's report here

Read the CSSN report at https://www.safetyandsecuritynet.com/date-2015-04-16-0300-country-name-haiti-location-detail-petit-port-a-piment-event-assault/

Editor's Note:

Petit Port a Piment (19.36N 072 59W) is located on the south side of the Northern Peninsula of Haiti -close to the city of Gonaives where there is great poverty and crime. Friends of the victims have informed noonsite that they stopped off here on route for Ile a Vache after a difficult crossing from Cuba, needing some rest. The husband is 70 and his wife in her 60's.

If planning on visiting other Haiti ports and anchorages to the recommended safe anchorage of Ile a Vache, it is advisable to consult Frank Virgintino's free Cruising Guide to Haiti which details the areas that have been identified and safe and will help you avoid bad areas and unexplored areas.

Our thanks to Kris of SV Taipan who was the Net Controller that first received the report of this incident, and Henk for the location map of the attack.

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