Fishermen speak out about their near-death experience after being beaten and robbed by pirates
Two of the victims of last weekend’s piracy attack are speaking about their near-death experience. The men told this Newscast that they were held up at gunpoint, beaten and robbed. But what is more troubling to the two fishermen, is the frequent occurrence of piracy with no proper systems in place for their protection.
At the Meadow Bank Wharf today the fishermen said that for too long they have been given broken promises by the authorities. They said that when the pirates struck they are left at their mercy.
A few months ago the government engaged the fisherman with the hope of putting some systems in place for their protection, but according to the fishermen nothing serious was done to address their concerns.
Despite the security fears, the fishermen are determined to continue to ply their trade and are hoping for safety measures to be put in place to make their sailing on the high seas, safer.