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I am curious how these guys came to harass and attack you. I read your sail report and you don't mention which boats were involved. If it was bareboats, i would notify the bareboat company that their passengers are using their boat and dinghy to harass and threaten you and if they can't bring them under control, you will have the marine police involved.
It it's a profesionally crewed yacht, there are clearning houses to report them to, and chances are the crew will lose their jobs and reputation.
I don't know why you are protecting their idenity. I would not have hesitated to shoot a hole in the dinghy with the flare gun or to douse them with the fire extinguisher.
Alternatively is to dump a full bottle of super hot sauce into a bucket of water and heave that at them! This however takes time to prepare and you need the bottle of hot sauce available.
The marine police will respond faster than the land police. Ironically, had you asked around in Cane Garden Bay, you would have found the police station across from the beach. You could have asked them to summon the marine police ASAP.
I beleive you DO have the right to DEFEND yourself against boarders. I once heard this on the VHF Radio:
Mayday Mayday Mayday
Coast Guard answers and the mayday and asks for details
The mayday aswered they were being boarded by hostile people
The coast guard asked them if they had weapons onoboard
After a hesitation, the mayday answered he did have a lone weapon
The Coast Guard replied
USE IT THEN!
“Maritime piracy, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982, consists of any criminal acts of violence, detention, or depredation committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or aircraft that is directed on the high seas against another ship, aircraft, or against persons or property on board a ship or aircraft. Piracy can also be committed against a ship, aircraft, persons, or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any state.”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy#UNCLOS_Article_101:_Definition_of_]Piracy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fact that it was late at night, you were sleeping at sea on mooring, and that they seemed to be threatening you, you have every right to defend yourslef, your two wives, your kids and your boat.
At the very least I would have called the emergency number for Voyage or whoever your chartered from and asked them what to do? Though they may be stumped too...they may have had a great answer.