Location Jose Anchorage, Venezuela
Type of incidents CRIMINAL BOARDING
Lat. / Long. 10:12:00N – 64:47:54W (location approximate)
Date: 15 January 2017, 0215 UTC
Description: Two robbers boarded an anchored LPG tanker via the anchor chain in Jose
Anchorage off the coast of Venezuela.
The robbers took the duty AB hostage on the forecastle, tied him up, and threatened him with a knife. The perpetrators removed the hawse pipe cover and four more robbers boarded the vessel.
The criminals stole the AB’s mobile phone and ship’s property before escaping. The AB managed to free himself and informed the bridge. The alarm was raised, crew mustered and Port Control informed.
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