Posted on September 16, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.
Category: Aggravated Robbery
Date: 16th of September
Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea
Position: 9°32'16.62"N, 13°40'38.24"W
A vessel was boarded during the early morning hours of September the 16th while anchored off Conakry Anchorage, Guinea. Four men boarded the vessel, armed with blades and AK-47s and proceeded to threaten the crew. The attackers stole the crew's valuables and other equipment they found onboard the ship, before escaping the vessel.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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