He and his two-man crew, were attacked and robbed of their catch and a 40hp Yamaha Engine, yesterday about one mile in the Corentyne River, in the vicinity of Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice. About 16:30 hours they were attacked and robbed of their valuables by two masked men, one armed with a cutlass.
Enquiries disclosed that the fishermen ventured out to sea, to fish on Monday May 15, 2017 at 16:00hrs in a wooden boat powered by a 40hp Yamaha Engine.
According to the police, the pirates, after committing the crime, placed the victims into their (pirates’) boat and ordered them to jump over-board, which they did but not before the captain Mahadeo Ramdial was struck to his head by one of the pirates with a cutlass.
The crew members alone managed to swim to a vessel anchored some 100 meters from the shore.
A search team had been combing the Corentyne River for the body of the boat captain.
No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.