Robbery Aboard Anchored Crude Oil Tanker at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela
March 21: At approx. 0435 UTC three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored crude oil tanker at Jose Terminal Anchorage in Venezuela (Posn: 10:11.2N – 064:47.4W). 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.