Margarita Island, French tourists assaulted on yacht

Posted on August 24, 2011 • Filed under: Caribbean, Latin America, Tourists Attacked

French sailing assault and injure one of its crew in Venezuela. Five armed men hijacked a French yacht moored in the tourist island of Margarita, in northeastern Venezuela and injured one of his two crewmen, said on Wednesday told AFP the commander of a water rescue organization. “We got the call for help by a signal flare. A French couple were attacked by a small boat type vessel (small fishing boat) in which five people were aboard,” said Capt. William Pelaez, commander of the National Organization of Rescue and Maritime Security (ONSA). Read Article

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