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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Pirates of Guyana


Report of piracy off Guyana here:
Four pirates robbed several fishermen at gunpoint during a high seas rampage which began around 2 pm on Monday and continued until late Tuesday afternoon in the vicinity of the mouth of the Berbice River.

The bandits carted off more than $5M worth of gasoline, engines and other items from some eight fishing boats. The pirates who were also armed with cutlasses inflicted injuries on the captains of the boats.
Cutlasses? Given the current exchange rate of 190 Guyanese dollar to 1 US dollar, the pirate takes was about $27,000 US.

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