Here are a couple of storied I googled from the internet a few minutes ago. Seems to be in the same area of the world:
"Boarding by Pirates off NE Coast of Venezuela
Topic: Piracy Reports 2008
At approximately 1500hrs (local time) on Tuesday 1st July 2008, the sailing yacht "Naxos" was boarded by six heavily armed pirates NNE of Cacao off the northern coast of Venezuela (10 46.41N 62 16.80W).
None of the three crew aboard the yacht were physically injured during the encounter, however, the yacht was ransacked and everything of any value was stolen. The pirates took cash, jewellery, computers, radios, satellite phone, cell phones, EPIRB, outboard motor, AC unit, food, clothing, bedding and other items.
"Naxos" was approached from behind by a very fast pirogue-type open fishing boat. Although the boat was not far from a harbour, the attackers came alongside and asked for water. When the captain of "Naxos" attempted to pass a water container to them, he was immediately facing 6 guns (5 x 9mm automatic pistols and 1 x semi automatic rifle).
The attackers made no effort to hide either their own identity or that of the attacking vessel. The attacking vessel was an open pirogue-type fishing boat with four Yamaha 75hp outboard motors. The hull was mostly dark green with a wide turquoise stripe over and a narrow red stripe separating the green from the turquoise. The boat displays the name "Amguna" on the stern and "Moss" on the bow.
Please make this information available to all cruisers so that they can make informed decisions about whether or not they cruise in this area. I for one will be giving the coast of Venezuela a very large offing in the future.
Captain S.V. Naxos"
Another Venezuela story from Dec 2005:
Armed Caribbean pirates loot B.C. surgeon's yacht
Maurice Bridge ,* Vancouver Sun
Published:*Tuesday, December 13, 2005
For Steve McVicar, the worst part of lying in the cockpit of his sailboat with a sawed-off shotgun pressed to his head by a Venezuelan pirate was how casually his life could end.
"It's just a horrible feeling that your life is so frail, hanging by a thread, when somebody has a gun on you," the 50-year-old Trail orthopedic surgeon said Monday in a telephone interview. "You could be gone instantly."
McVicar and his companions, another B.C. doctor and his wife, had just set off on a two-week Caribbean cruise off the coast of Venezuela early last month when pirates turned their holiday into 30 minutes of helplessness and terror.
The attack came the first evening out of Puerto la Cruz on the coast of Venezuela. McVicar had just spent two weeks working on the boat, and when his friends arrived, they headed 11 kilometres offshore to Isla Borracha and anchored for the night.
There was no reason to expect trouble. McVicar has kept Alioth, his 13-metre French-built steel-hulled ketch, in the Caribbean since 1999, and knows its waters well, heading down for two-week trips three or four times a year. Both the Venezuelan coast guard and the national guard patrol the waters around Puerto la Cruz, and the bay they anchored in was reputed to be safe.
Early in the evening, the three were lounging in the cockpit, watching a DVD. McVicar, drowsy from a cold remedy, was not keeping a watch, and the sound of the movie muffled the noise of the outboard as a six- metre open fishing boat approached.
"All of a sudden, five armed men came on board and one put a shotgun right to my head," he recalled. "The others had pistols and a machete, and they ended up tying us up and proceeded to loot the boat."
The Canadians lay on the deck, bound hand and foot, with one pirate holding the shotgun on them while his companions ransacked the main cabin.
Nearby in the darkened aft cabin, McVicar's own shotgun and a handful of shells -- a potential defence now turned appalling danger -- lay in plain sight on his bunk. Mercifully, the pirates never looked there.
"I shudder to think if they'd seen it," he said.
He remembered all too well the fate of world-class yachtsman Sir Peter Blake, who grabbed his gun to challenge pirates who boarded his boat in the Amazon River in 2001 and was shot dead on the spot.
"You think, if only I had my gun up on deck, I could have loaded it, which I usually do, but what if I fired? What if they had a machine gun and fired back? You'd wind up having a firefight.
"That's what was going through my brain, so I offered no resistance, so it's just as well I didn't have my gun up there."
While he lay helpless, he could see down into the main cabin, where the pirates were pawing through his gear and taking what they fancied -- satellite phone, VHF radio, expensive sailing clothing, electronic instruments and more.
"The sad part was, I had an empty knapsack, and I had about $10,000 in a zipped pocket," he said.
"I usually hide that on the boat somewhere, but I never got around to it and they used the knapsack to put stuff in, not knowing the cash was there, so it was really disheartening to see them take the knapsack."
There was worse to come. The pirates then took the woman down into the boat and molested her, taking her clothes off.
McVicar and the woman's husband were afraid she might be taken ashore and raped, but she was left on the boat.
After 30 minutes, the pirates left, and after 10 minutes of twisting and squirming, the captives freed themselves. They contacted a French yacht lying at anchor about 300 metres away, which came to see if they were alright."
Most of the other stories include a lot of words like heavily-armed pirates, speedboats, automatic weapons, fast-moving skiffs, and such. I'm not one, and I don't think many on this list are, one bit squeamish about putting a well deserved round or two in a pirate ... but carrying much more than a shotgun doesn't seem likely in most areas of the world. Really, to come out on top of these guys, a deck and/or aft mounted 50 Cal is needed. This is unlikely to be allowed in these trouble areas like Venezuela, Somalia, Malaysia, even St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including St. Lucia. A shotgun might protect you in the latter 3 though, especially the St. Lucia rape attack. Someone mentioned not traveling to these areas. Unfortunately, that makes the most sense much of the time. I'm not a world traveler yet, but, I will in the future either be ready to submit immediately or fight to the end. As far as I'm concerned, once you piss-off someone by resisting them in anyway, you're committed to your course of action. Just like a grizzly bear attack - you either pull up in the fetal position and protect your neck or you aim straight and true and kill his ass. Sorry this is so long.