German site online YACHT reported attacked by thugs armed with knives, the crews of two yachts to the German and Swiss crews during the overnight anchorage near the town of Tarrafal (Santiago island, Cape Verde).
© YACHT online
The website acknowledged that the news is not the most recent attacks took place in February. However, according to journalists, the information may be useful for those who are planning to go to Santiago (it is the largest island of the archipelago of Cape Verde) in the future.
So, the two taken in a Charter yacht Oceanis 393 (with three passengers) and a Sun Odyssey 519 (five) –was attacked on the island of Santiago. After dark the boats were attacked by armed bandits. Everyone who was on the yacht, tied up, then the bandits began to look for valuables. As a result, their prey were cash, credit cards, mobile phones, tablets, watches and jewelry. Even wedding rings!
In the morning the crews of both yachts went to the police, but there is nothing did not help. Writes YACHT online, the impression that the police are simply afraid to mess with the bandits, who, very likely, was the “guest performers” from located relatively close to Senegal.attackbissauguineanight