Posted on March 28, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel anchored at San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic.
Date: 21st of March
Location: San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage, Dominican Republic
Position: 18°24’80 N 69°19’10 W
Two pirates managed to board a Liberia-flagged tanker anchored at the San Pedro de Macoris Anchorage in the morning of March the 21st. The incident occurred at approximately 09:00 am UTC. Having boarded the tanker, they managed to steal the ship's properties and escaped unnoticed.
The incident was noticed during routine rounds and was reported to the local authorities.
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