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Flash Report
Wednesday 23 September 2020
Waterfall at sunset
Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.


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Incident Details

Incident Type: Robbery

Location: Macapa Anchorage

Source: Clearwater

Incident Date: 20 Sep 2020, 01:10 LT

Lat/Long: 00° 01.39 N – 051° 00.08 W

Alert Number: 990

Incident Description

It has been reported that a robbery has occurred on a bulk carrier whilst anchored at Macapa Anchorage, Brazil. Two robbers armed with knives, were spotted near the forepeak store by a duty crew member on routine rounds. The Duty Officer was informed and the crew member retreated into the accommodation. The alarm was raised, the crew mustered and searchlights were directed towards the forepeak, which resulted in the robbers making their escape into a waiting boat with a white hull. A full search was conducted which confirmed that items of ship's property had been stolen. The incident was reported to the Pilot Station.


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