Posted on October 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Haiti's Port Au Prince Anchorage.
Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 12th of October
Location: Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti
Position: 18:33.9N – 072:23.2W
A vessel was robbed shortly after midnight on October the 12th while anchored at Haiti's Port Au Prince Anchorage. At approximately 00:10 UTC, a Duty AB onboard the ship was taken hostage by a group of attackers armed with guns and long knives. However, the ship's alarm was raised and the crew mustered. Having noticed the alerted crew members, the boarding party escaped, carrying with them the stolen ship properties.
The incident was reported to the Pilot Station. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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