Armed Robbery Of Vessel Off Puerto La Cruz

Date Time: 24/03/2018 01:42:00 UTC
Area: South America
Lat: 10°17’0 N
Lon: 64°42’5 W

Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored tanker at 0142 UTC in position 10:17N – 064:42.5W, Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers on the forecastle deck and immediately raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, two robbers were seen escaping. On conducting a search, the forecastle store padlock was reported broken and ship’s properties stolen. Port Control notified via Vhf Ch. 16/13. The Coast Guard later dispatched a vessel to search the anchorage waters around the vessel. reported (IMB) 24 Mar.

UNID: 5365
Action: NEW
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO