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Bulk carrier TRUDY second cocaine bust, this time in Rotterdam

Bulk carrier TRUDY hit headlines twice recently, first when French police seized the ship in the English Channel on Oct 1, took her to Dunkirk, and found some 1.1 ton of cocaine in the cargo hold; second when on Oct 10 the ship was literally, hijacked during the night Oct 10-11 by a group of commandos-type perpetrators right at Dunkirk port, and held for several hours, with unclear intention.
Now it seems, their intention transpired – bulk carrier arrived at Rotterdam via Antwerp, early in the morning Oct 26. The worker found suspicious packages and alerted police, which found 529 kilos of cocaine, hidden in a cargo hold, in packages of different sizes and weights. So in all probability, commandos or whoever seized the ship in Dunkirk, brought in a new cocaine lot, destined for Rotterdam.

on the same day, in the evening, bound for Canakkale Turkey. No news on any crew involvement/detention, hopefully, there was none. The whole story is kind of, mind-blowing. Is it EU or third wo

Bulk Carrier TRUDY is currently located at UKC – English Channel at position 50° 25′ 8.472″ N, 0° 38′ 21.024″ Was reported by MarineTraffic Terrestrial Automatic Identification System on 2021-10-27 20:03 UTC (2 minutes ago) Marine Traffic reported
Added the report : The wind in this area at that time blows from South direction at force 4 Beaufort.

rld shithole? What’s going on?

The vessel departed from ROTTERDAM WAALHAVEN, NL on 2021-10-26 19:34 LT (UTC +2) and is currently sailing at 1.2 knots with Northeast direction heading to CANAKKALE, TR with reported Estimated Time of Arrival at 2021-11-04 21:00 LT (UTC +2) local time (in 7 days, 22 hours )

TRUDY (IMO: 9415246) is a Bulk Carrier that was built in 2009 (12 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of Liberia.
Its carrying capacity is 30790 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 6.2 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 184.99 meters and her width is 23.76 meters.

Previous news: https://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2021/35717/bulk-carrier-hijacked-dunkirk-france-welco New FleetMon Vessel Safety Risk Reports Available: https://www.fleetmon.com/services/vessel-risk-rating/

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