Cocaine bust on Teekay VLGC

Spanish-flagged VLGC gas carrier Hispania Spirit (137,814 cam, built 2002) has found itself in the middle of a huge drug haul while anchored off Pisco port in Peru.

Coast guard raided the vessel after “suspicious activities” were reported to find 211kg of cocaine onboard in a compartment to the rear of the ship along with a Venezuelan citizen who was not a crew member. It is not known whether any of the crew were involved.

The Teekay-owned vessel was been brought into port and boarded by police, who confirmed the substance as cocaine. It was supposed to be headed for the Mexican port of Manzanillo.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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