Cylinder with cocaine found on mv CARMEN 1, Caribbean
Colombian officials made a statement on May 26, saying that divers of Colombian Navy and Police found a cylinder attached to underwater hull of general cargo vessel CARMEN 1 at Al Guajira port, Guajira, Colombia, Caribbean. Inside there were packages with cocaine weighing some 50 kilos. Police believes cocaine belonged to a criminal group Los Pachenca. Vessel was about to set sail for Colon, Panama. When did it happen exactly, not clear – according to AIS, vessel is located in Colon for quite some time, weeks at least. Maybe AIS was tampered with, because AIS records are incomplete and broken. Photo of mv CARMEN 1 taken from https://www.balticshipping.com – Latvian company, which seems to either operate vessel, or manage her crew.