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Venezuela: Shooting Attack on Yacht

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
Sent by Dave Jones Yacht Navarna III (a Fisher 37 British registered) On Saturday 7th April motoring along the Venezuelan coast just past Tres Puntos, I noticed a penero coming up astern about a mile away. Looking through binoculars I saw 4 men armed with AK47s and shotguns. I headed north out to open sea at full speed. They came up on my stb'd quarter and shot out the aft window in the wheelhouse. A piece of glass hit my crew member in the neck and I told her to get below. I was not going to stop, they were trying to kill us I have no doubt about that. They fired 16 shots to the hull and wheelhouse shooting most of the windows out. I sustained… Read More