Posted on April 17, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed in Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 14th of April
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 12:01.9S – 077-11.2W
Five individuals boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Peru's Callao Anchorage in the morning of April the 14th. They boarded the vessel at approximately 06:45 UTC, by using a rope attached to a hook. The Duty AB on routine rounds was attacked, threatened and beaten. The alarm was promptly raised and the crew proceeded to muster. Noticing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped the vessel taking with them the duty AB's personal belongings.
The incident was reported to the local maritime Authorities who boarded the vessel in order to investigate. Vessel & crew are safe.
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