Posted on February 11, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded and successfully robbed a vessel in Liberia.
Date: 9th of February
Location: Port of Monrovia, Liberia
Position: 06:21.1N – 010:47.8W
A product tanker was boarded by pirates while docked at the port of Monrovia, Liberia. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed a man armed with a knife aboard the ship. They promptly raised the alarm, and the pirate proceeded to escape the vessel. Upon further searching the vessel, the crew noticed that the ship's stores had been broken into. The theft was reported to the local agent and port control.
Vessel and crew are considered safe.
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