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.
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.
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