Date Time: 10/10/2018 03:00:00 UTC
Area: South America
Lat: 10°13’ N
Lon: 64°50’ W
Detail: [Boarding/Robbery/Assault] LATE Report | While at anchor, five robbers with their faces covered and armed with large knives boarded Hong Kong-flagged tanker via the anchor chain and hawse pipe at 2300 LT in position 10:13N – 064:50W, Jose Anchorage, Venezuela. They held the duty deck patrol crew from behind, tied him up and threatened to kill him. They then escaped with some unsecured items. Master reported the incident to local port authorities, flag state, owners and other concerned parties. The master and crew took extra measures by fabricating the metal plate to fit in the existing metal grill to the hawse pipe to prevent further unlawful access. Reported (ReCAAP) 9 Oct.
Reported By: OL CHARLIE