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Venezuela Pirate Attack: First Person Report from Victims

On Wednesday, November 13 SY Explorer, on passage from Trinidad to Puerto La Cruz, was boarded by pirates 5nm from the Venezuelan coastline on approaching the Paria Peninusula. Here, courtesy of noonsite.com, skipper Robert (Bob) Jackson reports on this frightening … Continue reading

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Dutch Sailor Killed While Resisting Robbery Onboard

Early in the morning of 3 September while anchored off Marina El Concorde, Margarita Island, Venezuela Robert Sterenburg’s yacht was boarded by armed robbers. In an attempt to repel the boarders, Robert was shot. Robert Sterenburg, a Dutch cruiser, 59-years-old, was killed while resisting robbery on board his … Continue reading

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