2014 DETAIL Assault and Piracy
Country Name: Dominica
Location Detail: Anchorage Hotel
Stolen Items: None
DETAILS: On a mooring ball on the island of Dominica South of Roseau near the Anchorage Hotel when two men boarded the vessel. They entered the main cabin and wrestled the owner to the floor. The only other crew member was prepared with mace and was successful in a direct shot to the face of one of the attackers. They retreated immediately and other than a bruise to the owners face and a scratch on the arm no one was harmed. A call on Channel 16 to the local authorities was sent but NO RESPONSE. Left the mooring ball and Dominica at 1 am.
Country Name: Martinique
Location Detail: Fort de France
Stolen Items: Cash
DETAILS: Shortly after arriving in Martinique went ashore to check in and do some shopping. Were walking back to the boat when a man (over 6 feet tall, 220 + pounds) attacked from behind. He grabbed at the back pack, then pushed between the two and reached into front pocket for money.Thief managed to get the money and kicked and punched his way free.
Country Name: St. Lucia
Location Detail: Vieux Fort
Stolen Items: N/A
DETAILS: Wife beaten cuts and bruises, husband died after armed men boarded the boat. 4 persons in custody.
Country Name: Nicaragua
Location Detail: Cayos Miskitos
EVENT: Attempted piracy
Stolen Items: None – Chase Unsuccessful
DETAILS: The chaser boat was a 60/70 foot boat in poor condition, with no fishing equipment, We crossed the “pirate ship” course, now less than 200 meters from our stern, remaining ahead. Crew of the pirate boat was in the bow, around the quarterdeck and I saw the hooks on deck, ready to be launched. At that point our speed indicator log begun to score 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 knots. (catamarans can be fast).The pirate ship started to become smaller and smaller. The gloomy figures on the quarterdeck less distinguishable. After just a few minutes the pirates decided to “give up”, changing route again. We decided to stay on a full speed course until we had put at least 10 miles of water between us and them.