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Venezuela: Between Los Testigos and Porlamar, Isla Margarita - Pirate Attack

By Sue Richards last modified Oct 23, 2010 07:59 AM

Published: 2010-10-23 07:59:36
Topics: Piracy Reports 2010

Cruising yacht "Boldly Go", crewed by Ellen Birrell and Jim Hutchins, were attacked by pirates on 15 October 2010 at approximately N011 05.000 / W063 23.000 (4 1/2 hr sail west of Los Testigos en route to Porlamor) at 10:00 a.m. Venezuela time.

The couple were assaulted and held at gunpoint while the pirates ransacked "Boldly Go" taking all valuable items they could carry back in their 16' pinero (wooden boat).

Both Ellen and Jim were physically fine after their ordeal and headed to Porlamor, Isla Margarita, to refit their yacht and work with the GuardaCosta and Policia located in Pampatar, Isla Margarita (15 mins away).

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