Posted on May 21, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.Guinea Piracy Aggravated Robbery May 14th 2019

 

Category: Attack/Boarding/Aggravated Robbery

Date: 14th of May

Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea

Position:  09:23.94N – 013:41.26W

 

A bulk carrier was attacked during the early morning hours of May the 14th while anchored at Conakry anchorage, Guinea. At approximately 01:42 am UTC, four individuals armed with knives & automatic rifles boarded the carrier and took the crew hostage. They proceeded to ransack their cabins and stole cash from the ship & the crew, as well as ship properties before proceeding to escape. 

Unfortunately, the Master of the vessel was injured during the attack, but there is limited information as to the status of his injuries. The incident was then reported to the Conakry Port Control, and a patrol boat was sent to the scene in order to carry out an investigation. The remaining crew & vessel are considered safe. 

 

ARX Maritime provide commercial risk management for vessels trading in high-risk areas, making sure that vessels adopt and implement the best risk management practices.

As part of this service, ARX Maritime have designed the ABaC (anti-boarding and climbing) system. An anti-piracy barrier solution that denies pirates from boarding vessels that are vulnerable to attack in areas of high risk. The ARX ABaC system is designed to repel grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of company vessels and crew surviving unwanted pirate aggression. The ARX ABaC system is easily installed and provides a cost-effective alternative to razor wire.

Posted in Security , Piracy , Guinea , Africa , Robbery

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