Posted on October 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.
Date: 20th of October
Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Democratic Republic of Congo
Position: -4.734687° / 11.771335°
A containership was boarded during the early morning hours of October the 20th, while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. The incident occurred at approximately 03:20 UTC; an unknown number of robbers had managed to board the vessel but did not get spotted by the crew. The robbery was discovered by the onboard ISPS personnel during a patrol. The padlock of the paint locker had been cut open, and ship equipment had been stolen.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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