Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Category: Attack/Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 18th of May
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 11:59.8S – 077:11.9W
An LNG tanker was robbed during the early morning hours of May the 18th while at Callao Anchorage, Peru. At approximately 05:55 am UTC four to five individuals wearing face masks boarded the vessel via the hawse pipe. Having boarded the vessel, they proceeded to take the duty crew on routine rounds hostage. However, an alarm was raised the and the ship's whistle sounded while the crew mustered.
Having heard the alarm, the attackers stole the crewman's radio, pushed him and escaped in their boat. The incident was reported to the Port authorities and a patrol boat was dispatched to investigate the area. Crew & vessel are considered safe.
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