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Brazil, Fortaleza: Assault and Robbery - April 2014

By Sue Richards last modified Jun 12, 2014 12:06 PM

Published: 2014-04-22 23:00:00
Topics: Piracy Reports 2014
Countries: Brazil

Noonsite received a report from another cruising boat that friends of theirs had been boarded, the crew attacked, beaten and robbed within moments of anchoring in Fortaleza.

Information received was:

We were boarded, attacked, beaten, bloodied, bound & robbed by bandits within moments of anchoring at Fortaleza, Brazil.

I lost quite a few valuables and a bit of blood from numerous knife & machete wounds. They even stole my laundry detergent, thinking it was a big bag of cocaine, I suppose.

We're all okay now and am sporting several new battle scars which are healing pretty well... but the thugs stabbed my poor inflatable dinghy to death.

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