Posted on October 21, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 12th of October
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 11:59.6S - 077:11.1W
An anchored Tanker was boarded during the morning hours of October the 12th while anchored at Peru's Callao Anchorage. At approximately 07:30 UTC, the Duty watchman onboard the vessel noticed three unauthorized individuals on the forecastle deck and proceeded to raise the alarm. The Officer on Watch then sounded the forward horn and raised the alarm, before making an announcement on the PA. The crew proceeded to muster, at which point the boarders escaped in their vessel.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the bosun store skylight had been opened, but nothing had been stolen.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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