Fishermen recall horror at sea
THE PAIN of being robbed and left for dead at sea is still fresh for two fishermen, even after a year. So much so that though they have returned to the ocean to ply their trade, they have not ventured too far out.
Michael Hawkesworth and Kurt Watson, captain of the Pearlita, returned to Barbados last April 26 from Venezuela where they were stranded after their boat ran aground, following being robbed and briefly held as prisoners by pirates.
The pair went adrift shortly after leaving Barbados on March 26 for a two week trip. (KG)