Pirates Attempt to Attack Yacht Near Nicaragua
Dockwalk received word via email that pirates attempted an attack on the 70-foot M/Y Golden Eagle on January 27, 2016, off the east coast of Nicaragua.
The Nordlund vessel was transiting from Colon, Panama, to Roatan, Honduras, and was north of Colombia-controlled Isla Providencia when the pirates approached.
“We are all, fortunately, okay, but the sixty-foot steel fishing vessel tried to ram and board us,” wrote Andrea Peterson, owner of the yacht. “A chase ensued, and we were able to outrun them going full speed at fourteen knots. I think we lull[ed] ourselves into a false sense of security cruising the Caribbean Sea.”
There were four people on board, including Peterson’s four-year-old son. Peterson gave the Miami Coast Guard station all details of the incident.
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