Posted on March 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Category: Attempted Boarding
Date: 19th of March
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 12:01.66S – 077:12.03W
Four pirates wearing jackets and caps approached an anchored vehicle carrier in a small boat. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the four individuals trying to board the ship via the anchor cable. They proceeded to raise the alarm, and sounded the ship's horn, while the crew directed flashlights towards the boarding party.
Realizing that the ship had been alerted to their presence, the pirates aborted the attempted boarding and proceeded to escape.
The crew notified Vessel Traffic Service Tramar as well as the local maritime authorities. A patrol boat was later dispatched to search the area surrounding the anchorage.
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