Posted on December 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an aggravated robbery took place at Peru's Callao Anchorage.
Category: Aggravated Robbery
Date: 7th of December
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 12:01.42S, 077:13.75W
Three pirates boarded a bulk carrier anchored off the coast of Peru during the early morning hours of December the 7th. The incident occurred at approximately 0610 UTC, while the vessel was anchored at Peru's Callao Anchorage. The three individuals boarded the vessel via the anchor chain and the hawse pipe. They proceeded to tie up the duty OS, take his radio, watch & flashlight and entered the forecastle store. Thankfully, the duty OS managed to escape and raise the alarm, which resulted in the crew mustering.
Upon noticing the alarmed crew, the three individuals escaped in a motorboat that had been waiting for them. Following a search of the vessel, several ship properties were reported as stolen. The incident was then reported to the local Port Authority.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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