Attempted hijacking off Panama

VFM Alita boarded by suspected pirates. 

Hijacking Attempt of Panamanian Ship Pending Scrapping

A group of five pirates boarded a Panamanian-flagged cargo ship bound for scrapping on Sunday off Colon Port.

The 1986-built ship VFM Alita, owned by Venezuela Feeder Maritime, was anchored west of the entrance to the breakwater in the province of Colon when it was boarded.

The ship has been in lay-up since last year and is pending scrapping.

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