Amazonian tourist boat robbed

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Armed robbers boarded the Amazon Discovery cruise ship on the Amazon River near the Peruvian city of Iquitos on July 14, stealing more than $20,000 worth of money and goods from crew and passengers. Passports were locked away. The captain suffered a minor injury, but no one else was injured during the robbery. Passengers included 21 Americans, six Australians and two New Zealanders. The ship is regularly chartered to river-tour companies.

In 2015, three tourist riverboats in Peru’s Amazon Basin were robbed by armed assailants in Peru. No tourists were injured in any of the robberies.

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Armed robbers boarded the Amazon Discovery cruise ship on the Amazon River near the Peruvian city of Iquitos on July 14, stealing more than $20,000 worth of money and goods from crew and passengers. Passports were locked away. The captain suffered a minor injury, but no one else was injured during the robbery. Passengers included 21 Americans, six Australians and two New Zealanders. The ship is regularly chartered to river-tour companies.

In 2015, three tourist riverboats in Peru’s Amazon Basin were robbed by armed assailants in Peru. No tourists were injured in any of the robberies.