Union Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) – Armed Boarding/Assault

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CSSN First Hand Report
CSSN First Hand Report

At approximately 20:45, a cruising sailboat anchored off Frigate Island, adjacent to Union Island, SVG, was boarded by machete wielding men. The two crew were able to fend off the attack, but only after serious injuries were sustained.  The yacht called for emergency assistance on VHF and was then assisted by several individuals in Grenada who heard the call via the channel 66 repeater. The yacht proceeded to Carriacou for additional medical assistance and treatment.

*UPDATE: SVG authorities have taken 3 suspects into custody.

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Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela – Assault resulting in death

Assault resulting in death

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.

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