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Robbery on board anchored vessels increasing at Puerto la Cruz Bay

At Puerto La cruz, port of Jose and Guanta Bay anchor designated areas, we´ve recorded an increase of cases of roberry and pilferage on board anchored vessels. These recent incidents happens exclusively overnight with small boats (mostly like fishing boats) approaching vessels. The armed robbers get on board by climbing the anchor chain armed with …

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Relevant changes in Venezuelan Maritime Jurisdiction

Before 2006 and despite the established in the local regulations (of 2000 with the organic law of aquatic spaces) which orders the justice administration the creation of 5 courts with exclusive maritime competence (located in: Maracaibo, Punto Fijo, Puerto Cabello, La Guaira, Puerto La Cruz and Puerto Ordaz) and 3 superior courts in each region (west, central and east) to resolve maritime courts appeals with judges specialists in maritime law, maritime controversies were resolved by ordinary civil and commercial courts which.