Wednesday, December 14, 2005
A Rossland, British Columbia, doctor, sailing with friends in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela last month reports that he was attacked by pirates. While the incident is disturbing enough, the fact that it never made it onto the International Piracy Report should be raising some concern. In any case, mariners in all waters, in vessels large and small, need to be aware that piracy is not just in the movies and it's not funny. The doctor and his guests came out lucky. Pirates in that area usually kill everyone onboard and steal the boat.