In an attempt to escape: the crew wanted to sink the tanker by opening all the valves in the engine room

Telegram channel SeafarerNews reports that the crew of the tanker NEHIR wanted to sink the ship by opening all the valves in the engine room. The boat was intercepted by a group of the Spanish Civil Guard and the police, which prompted the sailors to take desperate actions. The vessel was located 120 nautical miles from Cabo Penas (Spain). It turned out that there were about 3 thousand kilograms of cocaine on board.


The crew resisted, but the police still got on the ship. They took 9 crew members, drugs and left the ship. After that, it overturned. There are no AIS records for the tanker. At the same time, there are records that in January the ship was anchored in the waters of Morocco.

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