Threats to security within Venezuelan territory


We encourage club´s and members to check on the US department of state following links that gives advice to citizens coming to Venezuela for vacation or business to protect their safety in consideration of the current situation with statistics that have shown that only in 2013 around 24 thousand murderers took place only due criminal violence:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_6222.html
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1059.html#safety
Examples of this regrettable situation can be seen with the murder last Monday with the murderer of miss Venezuela 2004 Monica Spear, her husband from Ireland Mr. Thomas Berry and were their 5 yeard old child was shot in the leg for resisting robbery near to the port of Puerto Cabello were they were on vacation due the recent holidays. In addition, we had a case last year in which a Philippine Master was murderer for resisting robbery after he disembarked at Punto Fijo for buying pants.
In addition to the above, we would like to warn out clubs and members about a worrying increase last days of attempt for smuggling illegal substances for which we would recommend to instruct Master to increase the security measures on board when calling at Venezuelan ports.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

Robbery on board anchored vessels increasing at Puerto la Cruz Bay

Recently we´ve registered a new increase of cases of robbery and pilferage on board anchored vessels overnight with persons armed with guns and rifles.

Embassies in Venezuela sending security alerts to their citizens

Due the increasing social insecurity, protests and riots in various cities in Venezuela, some countries such as China, the US, British Commonwealth and the UE are sending alerts to their citizens residing or in transit in Venezuela

Update on Venezuelan Economic situation

According to external financial sources and recent central bank data, Venezuela only has $10.5 billion in foreign reserves left which leaves the state (including PDVSA) out of cash to honor the coming obligations.

Relevant changes in Venezuelan Maritime Jurisdiction

Upon supreme´ s court resolution of May 3rd 2017, the maritime competence which was centralized in the one first instance and superior court with national competence was shifted to 8 civil courts with territorial competence.

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