Posted on November 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel at Guinea's Conakry Anchorage.
Date: 21st of November
Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea
Position: 9°31′0.00″N 13°43′0.00″W
Pirates boarded a merchant vessel anchored at Guinea's Conakry Anchorage during the early morning hours of November the 21st. The incident occurred approximately at 01:00 am; five armed perpetrators boarded the vessel, however, there is no more information known at this point in time.
An investigation has been opened into the event by local authorities, which is currently still on-going.
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