Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela – Assault resulting in death


DATE:  2013-09-03
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Porlamar, Margarita Island
Assault resulting in death
Details: A Dutch flagged sailing vessel at anchor off the Concorde hotel with 2 persons onboard was boarded by armed men in the early morning hours of September 3, 2013. The captain, a Dutch citizen, was shot and later died from his injuries at a local hospital. Few boats visit Margarita, and great caution should be exercised if visiting this area.