Crude Oil Tanker
0230 UTC: 10.12.25N – 064:47.54W:
Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.
Seven robbers armed with a guns and knives boarded an anchored tanker. They attacked two watchmen and tied them up. When the watchman did not report to bridge the OOW sent crew to investigate. Master informed and alarm raised. On noticing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Terminal authorities notified.