A ransom of US $10,000 has been demanded for the safe release of three fishermen who were kidnapped at sea.
Keith Schneider aka “Carlo”, one man who goes by the alias “Sacks” and a Venezuelan man left Icacos around 5:00am on Tuesday. Witnesses say seven Venezuelan men approached their boat, German 1, and held them at gunpoint. The pirates then forced the fishermen into their boat and stole German 1’s engine. The men were last seen being covered in the pirate’s boat.
A media release by Fishermen and Friends of the Sea has confirmed that a ransom has been demanded for the men’s release. No other information is available at this time.
Investigations are continuing.