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Captain of ship in Corentyne River pirate attack tells his story

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 6.33.19 PMAfter 20 years on the high seas Boat captain Salim Hack is calling it quits after the vicious pirate attack with has left one fisherman dead two others missing.

Hack recalled having dinner on the fateful night and they were about to take a nap when they heard the sound of an engine in their direction.

He said in his 20 odd years as a fisherman he never experienced something like this.

Hack said he and the crew decided to come out on the boat when he heard one of the engines being lashed off from the boat; he said the pirates then pounced on him and the other crewmembers. Hack said they were beaten and one fisherman was  chopped, the men then proceeded to take away their catch, fuel, phones and compass.

Hack recalled the crew was blindfolded and their hands tied when the men threw them over board.

According to Hack all this time in the water he was making peace with God and asking for forgiveness.

Hack said at one time they were all together and the pirates turned back on them he recalled the crewmembers crying for help.

The fisherman said they were in Suriname waters. The vessel turned up on the De Hoop Mahaica Foreshore earlier last week minus the men.

The missing men were reportedly badly beaten, chopped and thrown overboard. Those missing are Chandrapaul Jallim, Raymond Gomes and Vinesh  Deonarine

the body of Andrew Goopie was found at the Mahaica Foreshore on July 17.


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