3047 – 2023-07-07 – Venezuela – Offshore01 – Suspicious Activity


CSSN Report
CSSN First Hand Report

DATE: 2023-07-07 13:00
LOCATION: Venezuela – Offshore01
EVENT: Suspicious Activity
SECURED: Does not apply
DETAILS: At 1100HRS a yacht on passage from Grenada to Colombia was approximately 60 nmiles north of Los Roques,Venezuela at position 12-49.9N, 66-18.3W when the crew noticed that a fishing boat had altered course and was on an intercept course and closing, for about 45 minutes.

The fishing vessel GLADIADOR did not make radio contact and came within 200m before the yacht abruptly changed course and sail plan to attain maximum speed. The fishing vessel attempted to follow but was no longer able to close the distance, and gave up the pursuit. The yacht tracked the fishing vessel on radar for another 2 hours, before turning to resume their course towards Colombia, where they arrived safely a few days later.
ID: 3047