2694 – 2021-10-11 – Honduras – Offshore02 – Suspicious Activity


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CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2021-10-11 09:30
LOCATION: Honduras – Offshore02
EVENT: Suspicious Activity
SECURED: Does not apply
DETAILS: A 38′ catamaran traveling from Utila, Bay Islands, bound for Shelter Bay Marina, Panama, was approached on the port stern by 3 launchas at 0930HRS, at position 15⁰ 41.020`N and 082⁰ 40.975′ W, approximately 50 miles off the coast of Honduras. The captain was sleeping in the cockpit, a crew member stepped into the cockpit, saw the launchas approaching approximately 50 yards off and alerted all hands, who immediately executed their previously agreed plan.

The three crew presented themselves on deck with the intent to show menace, displaying what appeared to be a rifle, and a barking dog. No weapons were evident in the lead launcha and it fell back, continuing to match the yachts speed on the starboard side for a few minutes, then it turned and left on a beam run, followed by the other two launchas. The 3 launchas carried a total of 11-13 men.

The crew continued their passage to Panama without further incident and planned to make official reports to officials there with the aid of marina personnel, as well as to their consulate.

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ID: 2694