Cruisers listening to the Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela, Cruisers Net (in English) heard the chaos on VHF channel 72 all night, Saturday, November 8. That day, two sailboats left Bahia Redonda and anchored at nearby Isla Borracha, in Bahia de Pozuelos, before heading west. As the sun set, Ken and Cathy Peters, aboard Chill, and Steve and Gloria Davis from I'Lean, were approached by three men in a piñero (pirogue) who asked for water, according to e-mails from the sailboat Salacia and a report on Noonsite. When the water was brought from below, the pirates fatally shot 55-year-old Ken with pistols and attempted to kill Steve. Apparently, Steve then shot at the pirates with a shotgun, killing one and injuring another.