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Venezuela, Margarita, Porlamar - More Thefts and Incidents

By Sue Richards last modified Jan 21, 2009 09:04 PM

Published: 2009-01-21 21:04:26
Topics: Piracy Reports 2008
Countries: Venezuela

Dinghy Thefts at Porlarmar
Sunday 27 July 2008

We have been here 2 weeks and 4 dinghies have been stolen. You must lift it and lock it or you will lose it!! Also every boat is being boarded either when crew are aboard or away from the boat. The locals are stealing anything that is not locked or attached.

Shootings in the Marina at Porlamar
Monday 28 July 2008

About mid-afternoon three armed men entered the marina on foot while a driver waited out front. Police noticed the three walking down the dock and ordered them to stop. One man shot at police who then opened up firing 5 shots in return. One bad guy was shot in the stomach, one jumped in the water and I did not see what happened to him, one guy walked off the dock with his hands on his head and a police pistol pointing at the back of his head. The driver sped off. Six shots in total were fired.

Doug Moody
SY Mustang Sally

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