Posted on April 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Date: 26th of April
Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru
Position: 12:01S – 077:13W
A bulk carrier was robbed in the morning of the 26th of April while anchored off Calao Anchorage, Peru. At approximately 07:00 am UTC, robbers boarded the anchored vessel and managed to successfully escape with the ship's stores.
The theft was noticed by the duty crew during routine rounds.
Following the robbery, the local port authority was informed of the incident. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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