Grenada's Cruiser's Net
16 April 2019 | Prickly Bay, Grenada
The cruiser’s net in Grenada is always very lively. On Safety and Security this morning we heard that a sailboat coming up from Trinidad had a boatful of eight ‘Venezuelan looking’ men trying to overtake them. The sailboat was able to get away,. but the hull is riddled with bullet holes. They are presently being debriefed by the Coast Guard.
This from CSSN:
“The pirates 40 ft. boat had 2 large outboards, was white/blue with an orange bow and approached from the east. The pirates fired warning shots into the air and indicated they wished the yacht to stop. It did not. Additional warning shots were fired as the helmsman attempted to use the VHF radio, which he did not. High seas prevented the piroque from successfully approaching and boarding as the yacht maintained full speed and began zigzag maneuvers. Additional shots were then fired at the boat and helmsman, damaging the hull and coach roof, but no injuries were sustained.”
Next on the net, a more heartwarming tale, there was the story about two dogs who had been on the beach at Hog Island for two days. The cruisers had been making sure the dogs had water. Everyday these friendly dogs swam out to a boat and tried to board it by climbing up onto the swimming platform on the stern. Finally one of the cruisers happened to notice a posting on Facebook that one of the locals had been missing their black and white spotted dogs for two days The owners, however, lived on the mainland and had no way to get out to Hog Island to retrieve their dogs. So here is Stan to the rescue, giving the pups a lift over to the mainland today to reconnect them with their owners. Sweet.