Posted on December 05, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while docked at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea. 

 

Category: Robbery – Boarding - Assault

Date: 21st of November

Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea

Position: 09:19.8N – 013:44.1W

 

 Eight men armed with guns and knives boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, at approximately 03:00 UTC, early in the morning of November the 21st.

The pirates took the duty AB hostage, put a knife on his throat, and forced him to take them to the bridge under threat of violence.

The armed men then proceeded to take the 2nd Officer and the AB to the Master’s cabin, where they hit the Master and threatened to shoot the 2nd Officer before stealing cash from the ship safe and other personal belongings.

The pirates kept the crew hostage until they disembarked in boats that have been waiting for them.

Port control has been informed.

 

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.

For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at enquiries@arxmaritime.com

Posted in News , Piracy , Security , Risk , Robbery

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