Posted on March 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.
Date: 21st of March
Location: Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela
Position: 10:11.2N – 064:47.4W
Three pirates armed with knives boarded a crude oil tanker anchored at Venezuela's Jose Terminal Anchorage. Duty crew on routine rounds spotted the robbers and promptly notified the Officer on watch. Noticing the alarm, the pirates proceeded to threaten him with a knife before stealing his radio. The alarm was raised throughout the ship and the crew mustered, which led to the pirates escaping alongside their accomplices that had been waiting in a nearby boat.
The incident was reported to the local maritime authorities.
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