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Honduras - Attacks on Yachts: Cruisers Recommended to avoid the areas of Puerto Escondido and Laguna El Diamante

By Sue Richards last modified Dec 04, 2010 09:24 PM

Published: 2010-12-04 21:24:01
Countries: Honduras

As reported in the Rio Dulce Chisme

Candian boater Milan Egrmajer of s/v Adena was reported killed by pirates off the Honduran coast around 9:30 p.m. last night (Friday, Dec.3 2010). The attack was reported to have occured in Laguna El Diamante, Rio Tinto off the coast of Tela, Honduras.

He and his daughter Maida were headed from Rio Dulce to the Bay Islands then on to Panama.

La Prensa online publication of Honduras reported that bad weather forced them to seek refuge in Laguna El Diamante near where a previous attack occured last week (read report here).

After her father was killed by the pirates, Maida radioed for help and was eventually picked up by a launch from a passing freighter and was taken to Belize where she has been in contact with Canadian authorities.

La Prensa reported that Egrmajer's body has now been recovered from his boat.

Boaters planning to cruise toward the Bay Islands of Honduras are warned to avoid the areas of Puerto Escondido and Laguna El Diamante.

Milan was a quiet spoken, very affable man who was popular and well regarded by the boating and resident community here. Maida joined her father here several weeks ago and was very excited and happy to go cruising with him to Panama.

No further details currently available.

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