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Yacht Attacked Off Jamaican Coast

By doina — last modified Jun 28, 2005 12:46 PM

Published: 2005-06-28 12:46:52
Countries: Jamaica

At the end of May we met in Port Antonio, Yacht Caramba, Spanish Registry, single hander who was attacked 4 miles off West point (the lighthouse), Negril a few days before.

He was coming from Guanaja, Honduras, with 2 crew, when he was boarded at 2 in the afternoon, by 7 armed men, held at gun point, while the men took money, electronics, his tool kit and several head sails .

He reported the incident at Montego Bay police headquaters, his crew flew straight home, traumatised, and after a short stay in Port Antonio he has now sailed to Curacao.

I hope that by reporting the piracy to Noonsite we can alert other cruising yachts to be prudent in this area (We plan to go to Guanaja as soon as there is a window and we plan to stay well offshore!)

Mercedes Mao