Five armed pirates boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Süd in Santos anchorage, Brazil.
The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred Sunday morning (December 2), according to local reports.
The deckhand on watch, a Filipino national, was reportedly tied up by armed men, who attempted to hide cocaine inside a container.
After the criminals had fled, one container was found with a broken seal but with no cocaine inside it.
Following a thorough check of the boxship, Brazilian authorities found some 402kg of cocaine hidden in another container, believed to have been loaded during the ship’s previous call at Paranagua port, Brazil.
“The cocaine found on board is not related to this incident in Santos,” the spokesperson of Hamburg Süd further said.
An investigation into the incident has been launched.
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