Attempted Boarding of Anchored Vehicle Carrier at Callao Anchorage, Peru

March 19: At approx. 0700 UTC, four robbers wearing jackets and caps in a small boat approached an anchored vehicle carrier at Callao anchorage in Peru (Posn: 12:01.66S – 077:12.03W).

Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers attempting to board the ship via the anchor cable. Alarm raised, ship’s horn sounded and crew directed flashlights towards the robbers. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped. VTS Tramar and local agents informed. A patrol boat was dispatched to search the anchorage area.

Source: ICC

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