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Another Crew Attacked and Yacht Boarded in Venezuela

By doina — last modified Mar 23, 2007 03:23 PM

Published: 2007-03-23 15:23:40

At about 2230 local time, on Sat 12 October 2002, the yacht Panacea was boarded at the island of Isle Coche just south of Margarita, Venezuela by 5 armed men wearing ski masks.

They tied the two onboard, took everything, ransacked the boat and as an afterthought while leaving shot the skipper in the knee. He is recovering in a Margarita hospital.

This is the 4th armed boarding (Miss P, Morning Dew, Asylum) in 8 weeks on the north coast of South America.

Phillip Gibbins

SV Vellamo, Swan 48

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