Posted on November 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Mozambique's Nacala Anchorage.
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 19th of November
Location: Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique
Position: 14:22.51S – 040:42.67E
Pirates boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Mozambique's Nacala Anchorage during the evening hours of November the 19th. The incident occurred at approximately 2155 hours, UTC. The duty crew onboard the vessel noticed an unauthorised person on the forecastle deck and proceeded to raise the ship's alarm. The crew proceeded to muster and carry out a search of the vessel. Having noticed the alerted crew, the person proceeded to escape the vessel.
Nothing was reported as stolen. The incident was reported to the local Port Authority.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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