The Guyana Police Force has indicated that it is probing an alleged pirate attack in the Corentyne river which occurred on Tuesday and is combing the Corentyne River for the body of the boat captain who is feared drowned.
The boat captain and his two-man crew, were reportedly attacked and robbed of their catch and a 40hp Yamaha Engine, yesterday, about one mile in the Corentyne River, in the vicinity of Tain Settlement, Corentyne, Berbice.
The fishermen ventured out to sea, to fish on Monday May 15, 2017 at 4:00pm in a wooden boat powered by a 40hp Yamaha Engine., But around 4:30pm on Tuesday, the men were attacked and robbed of their valuables.
It was further alleged, that the pirates after committing the crime, placed the victims into their (pirates) boat and ordered them to jump over-board which they did but not before the captain Mahadeo Ramdyal C/D Chico, was struck to his head by one of the pirates with a cutlass.
The crew members alone managed to swim to a vessel anchored some 100 meters from the shore.
The missing captain is 44 years-old and resided at Kilcoy/Chesney Squatting Area, Corentyne.
Investigations are ongoing.