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Venezuela, Isla De Margarita - Yacht Robbed and Crew Member Shot

By doina — last modified Jan 21, 2009 08:17 PM

Published: 2009-01-21 20:17:05
Topics: Piracy Reports 2008
Countries: Venezuela

A report from the International Maritime Bureau has detailed another Venezuelan attack on a yacht in Bahia De Robledal, Isla De Margarita, in January 2008.

Five armed men boarded the yacht, assaulting the crew and demanding all their property. One crew member was shot and injured. The incident was reported to local authorities.

There have been several attacks on yachts in Robledal Bay in the last few years and yachts wishing to visit Isla de Margarita are strongly advised to stop at Porlamar only which is more frequented by yachts. Yachts should be vigilant at all times, especially at night, and take extra precautions.

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