Carli Bay Fishing Association

Fishermen attacked by pirates at Orange Valley (UPDATE)

Pirates attempted to attack fishermen from Orange Valley and Carli Bay on Thursday night.

Imtiaz Khan, president of the Carli Bay Fishermen Association, said villagers were at the wake of Melissa Khan, the mother of Jason Baptiste, one of the fishermen who was killed on July 22, when they were alerted that six men on a boat attempted to rob the fishermen who had to cut their nets and flee. 

Khan said the fishermen showed up at the wake shaken and worried.

Pirates attack again; 6 fishermen missing


Six fishermen and two boats from Orange Valley are missing after another pirate attack in national waters.

President of the Carli Bay Fishing Association, Imtiaz Khan, said several boats from both Carli Bay and Orange Valley were out in the Gulf of Paria when the pirates struck. He says they don’t know whether the pirates were locals or Venezuelans.

Fishermen on a couple of boats were able to cut their nets and make it back to shore to warn everyone about what was happening.