Robbers Board Vessel off Venezuela 21 March 2019
Date Time: 21/03/2019 04:35:00 UTC
Area: South America
Lat: 10°11'2 N
Lon: 64°47'4 W
Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored crude oil tanker at 0435 UTC in position 10:11.2N – 064:47.4W, Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela. Deck watch on routine rounds spotted the robbers and notified the OOW just before the robbers threatened him with a knife and stole his radio. Alarm raised and crew mustered resulting in the robbers escaping with their accomplices in a waiting boat. Incident reported to port authorities. Reported (IMB) 21 Mar.
Reported By: OL BRAVO