Posted on August 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Ciudad del Carmen Anchorage, Mexico.
Date: 4th of August
Location: Ciudad del Carmen Anchorage, Mexico.
Position: 18:48.8N - 091:47.8W
A vessel was robbed while anchored at Mexico's Ciudad Del Carmen Anchorage. The incident occurred at approximately 12:00 am UTC. The ship's crew noticed that the ship's stories and properties had been stolen, and located a machete near the storeroom. The Master of the vessel later received information that another vessel in the vicinity had also been boarded.
The incident was reported to the Mexican Navy. Three patrol boats were then dispatched to investigate the incident.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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