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Old 10-04-2015, 16:59   #1
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Pirates off of Honduras

Calgary couple thankful to be alive after terrifying ordeal with Honduran pirates | CTV News
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Old 10-04-2015, 17:25   #2
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Re: Pirates off of Honduras

these guys will keep at it till there caught and beaten to death.....
its a bloody shame
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Re: Pirates off of Honduras

From a local: yea Punta Sal everyone know not to go there it is on the coast near Guatemala its the only place in Honduras that you should not go to ,many people have been robbed there and some killed its a old drug enclave and even the military do not go there, do not understand some capt taking them there
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Re: Pirates off of Honduras

We used to cruise the Honduran mainland, but no more, too many problems there. Several boats have been borded and robbed while under way off Punta Sal...give it a wide berth. Would not even consider visiting the anchorages nearby there any more.
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Re: Pirates off of Honduras

This follows a very similar incident the month before, sounds like it may have even involved the same perpetrators...

Honduras: Armed robbery whilst underway from Bay Islands to the Rio Dulce - February 2015 — Noonsite

These events should certainly come as no surprise... Honduras has recently scored the highest murder rate in the world, that coastline has become a major conduit for drug traffickers, and there are numerous incidents involving yachties documented on Noonsite and the Caribbean Safety & Security Net... Another Canadian cruiser was murdered a few years ago near Punta Sal...

Yet another place I'm glad I saw when I did, but I won't be going back... Too many other more appealing and 'relaxing' places to explore, for me...

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