Posted on April 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while berthed at the port of Casablanca, Morocco.
Date: 1st of April
Location: Casablanca Port, Morocco
Position: 33°35′32.19″N 7°29′44.46″W
A bulk carrier berthed at the port of Casablanca was robbed in the early morning hours of April 1st. At approximately 06:00 UTC, the Duty Officer on board the vessel heard noises coming from the boat deck. Upon closer inspection, the Duty Officer noticed the life raft cover had been opened and two individuals were in the process of stealing equipment.
Realizing that the Officer had noticed them, they proceeded to jump overboard and escape.
The incident was reported to the local Port Authority. Following the report, the Harbor Master, Port Police & PSC boarded the vessel so as to investigate the incident.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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