Pirates thwarted off coast of Buenaventura anchorage, Colombia
On the shored of Buenaventura anchorage, Colombia, nine individuals wearing ski masks began approaching a cotton carrying vessel. The "shore security" recognized these individuals as "obvious thieves".
The watchguard signaled a call of distress, at which point local enforcement quickly moved in. The nine men , potentially armed, were nearly apprehended.
Unfortunately, as the coast guard stationed in that area approached, the nine Columbian pirates scrambled in their speedboat. A more thorough search of the area revealed nothing but a few crowbars.
Local authorities assume it was just a few locals looking to make a few easy dollars.
Columbian pirate boat