Boarding and Attempted Theft Aboard Tanker at Callao Anchorage
October 12, 07:30 UTC: Duty watchmen onboard a tanker at Callao Anchorage, Peru (11:59.6S – 077:11.1W), noticed three unauthorised persons on the forecastle deck and raised the alarm. The OOW, sounded the forward horn, raised the alarm, made and announcement on the PA and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the persons escaped in their boat. Further investigations indicated that the perpetrators opened the bosun store skylight but were unable to steal anything.
Robberies and thefts are reportedly intermittently at Callao Anchorage, most of which are opportunistic. A recent incident occurred on September 30.