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Mar 19, 2012

Tourists Attacked on board Catamaran

The past weekend was particularly violent. Three persons were murdered from north to west but another brutal incident at high seas has the attention of the police department. A massive criminal investigation is underway over the rape of a sixty-one year old tourist and the stabbing of two others. There has been no official confirmation, but the incident apparently happened onboard a Catamaran SK Abenga that was passing near Pelican Caye.  At around nine o’clock on Sunday night, four dark complexioned men who boarded the SK Abenga by skiff allegedly attacked the group.  The two couples, over fifty years of age, were vacationing in the area when they were brutally attacked.  From what we know, one of the women was stabbed to the abdomen and had to undergo surgery while a man was stabbed to the arm and was injured on the forehead. Following the incident, the S.K. Abenga, was steered to Yolanda’s Dock Yard in Placencia.  Two passengers remained in Placencia and two injured Americans were were transported to the Western Regional Hospital for medical treatment.  As we said, the police are in the high seas investigating.

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20 Responses for “Tourists Attacked on board Catamaran”

  1. Rod says:

    This is what will continue to happen in this country and all the people who voted for Udp pat yourselves on the back because you have supported all these murders and rapes in this country congratulations lots more rot come.because of this incompetent gov. You voted for.

  2. Storm says:

    The Coast Guard needs to hunt these pirates down and deal with them VIOLENTLY AND HARSHLY.

    We need tourism, and there is a lot of competition from countries that are not so dangerous.

    Just wait until this attack gets reported through the yachting world!

  3. blackberry says:

    Is it only in the Middle East and East Africa are the words Terror and Terrorist is used ? What happend over the weekend can only be describe as such.

  4. Do it right says:

    Rod get over it. Hope the criminals are caught and dealt with in the same harsh manner that they inflicted on these innocent people.

  5. PG resident says:

    Belize is now like Somalia with pirates on the seas, this plus 3 murders in the first weekend is John Zaldivar’s first test. while Barrow is already off to MIAMI.

  6. against rod says:

    rod stop saying fulishness is not dean barrow dat did dat. things like dat had occured but it’s once every 4 years.

  7. now i see says:

    Rod, you are so stupid this has nothing to do with the goverment! Lets pray that they get punish to the max. And for you to get a little more brains.

  8. Ashley says:

    Yes nothing to do with the govenment yet the very same government who is paying to keep a truce and not protecting its citizens from harm. It has everything to do with them because they have no agenda to drastically do something to change the situation .

  9. Michael says:

    I know these people and they are very well connected politically in the United States. I hope the government will exhaust all possible efforts to bring these criminals to justice. Modern tourisism is all about “SAFETY”. The government should expedite all available means to insure their access to medical care in the U.S. and thus avoid any possible “Aruba” incident.

  10. US Tourist says:

    These victims are my close friends! I hope that the US government impresses upon the Belize government the need to track down these thugs and deal with them to the extreme legal limits. My wife and I were just down in Belize a couple months ago. With this incident, you know that we will think long and hard before we decide to come back.

  11. pete says:

    stqyed in caulker 08/09 six months…. one local lady murdered in her house…. a female vistor got5 her throat cut and robbed….she lived…. winter of 09/10 stayed 9 months…. got atacked by three local crips… went to police to report.. five cops in uniform standing in office… when i finished telling of attack……. one cop says …. i want you to understand one thing… we dont give a damn about you… your problems…. or the u.s. embasy… you g0t that… i said yes sir and havent been back and will never go back……

  12. 1e913 says:

    I also know them and don’t believe they have government connections. however they do have family who love them and fear for them. She was terribly assaulted, suffered an abdominal stab wound that needed surgery and is still very sick. She was beaten and had teeth knocked out. her husband was stabbed in the shoulder and beaten with a gun. I am telling everyone I know…I had no idea Belize was such a dangerous place. I hope the US media picks up on this. People should know Belize is NOT a safe place to vacation.

  13. now i see says:

    It dont matter who they are every one should have the same rigths. Hopefully they will finde them and charge them for what they did.

  14. Jimmy Criminal says:

    I hope the BTB is proud of their jewel.

  15. Josephino Estroberto Pesomedio says:

    Vote UDP, PAY the gangs bangs !!! Did Musa pay the gang bang?
    I also want to join the gang bang with the hopes, HIGH HOPES to get paid for NOT killing people and not attacking tourist !!!
    Yea !!! Barrow better you pay me for my good behavior !!!
    Or must I start killing people in order to get paid?
    Again thanks UDP, for paying gang bang!!! Remember not to miss on payments.

  16. schoolstaff says:

    Not only are these tourists my very dear friends, (and they are loved by many), and yes, they are very well connected politically, but I also have been to Belize with other members of my family many times. I am praying for my good friend’s safe transport back to the U.S. ASAP, and I will be watching very closely for the pirates to be brought to justice.

  17. schoolstaff says:

    Not only are these tourists my very good friends, (and yes, they are very well connected politically), but I have been to Belize many times with other members of my family, and I will be watching very very closely to see that these barbaric pirates are brought to justice.

  18. mailman says:

    @ Rod, get real will ya, this got nothing to do with politics, but a mere tradgedy. this happens in any part of the world mexico, the US remeber Aruba….we;re living in different times, be on the lookout and be precautious WHEREVER you are…

  19. bill white says:

    if thing dont change there people want come there like mexico and it will hurt

  20. m.a says:

    Hope this monsters pay for their crimes

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