Similar to Arkansas, the lone smuggler will snipe at the surrounding islands with reckless abandon if the player character walks towards them, even if they are undetected in Sneak mode.
Should the player character approach the shack while sneaking, a scripted frag grenade will be thrown at them.
If the player character approaches the island (by swimming) from the rear side, the smuggler will not shoot them, because there is no line of sight between the smuggler and the player character. This allows one to sneak up on the smuggler without taking any damage.
Watch out when leaving the underground lab through the hatch; the smuggler will instantly shoot from the shack.