The Venezuelan Pirates of the Caribbean

Actual photo of Cilia and Nico Maduro with Teknik Perdana

Actual photo of Cilia and Nico Maduro with Teknik Perdana

By Jay Holmes

On October 10, 2013, the Venezuelan Navy frigate Yakuna seized the ocean exploration ship Teknik Perdana from Guyanese waters and ordered it to proceed to Isla Margarita in Venezuela. On October 12, the headlines of a BBC article read “US ship detained by Venezuela in Guyana disputed waters.” The cyberverse began buzzing about the unlawful seizure of a US vessel by a Venezuelan Naval crew in Guyanese waters. Except the BBC got it wrong.

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The Venezuelan Pirates of the Caribbean

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