Australian Police held a press conference, revealing the details of Captaine’s detention. 51 years old Captain from Montenegro allegedly threw packages with cocaine overboard on May 14 off Port Hedland, Western Australia, when the ship was anchored at Hedland Anchorage.
Cocaine Packages were collected by two men riding a small boat, both have been already detained. Police say a forensic examination of the ship captain’s mobile revealed messages relating to the drug smuggling attempt.
The ship arrived at Port Hedland anchorage on 8 May 2022 and was berthed on 23 May 2022. The vessel arrived from Dalian, China.
Bulk carrier INTERLINK VERACITY, IMO 9709269, dwt 38763, built 2016, flag Marshall islands, ISM manager BERNHARD SCHULTE-HKG LP.