Posted on March 05, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana.
Date: 27th of February
Location: Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana
Position: 04:56.4N – 001:34.3W
The Singapore-flagged Crude Oil Tanker, Maersk Jamnagar was successfully robbed by pirates while anchored at Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana. The robbery took place at approximately 05:00 UTC, during the early morning hours of February the 27th. The pirates boarded the anchored tanker unnoticed and proceeded to steal the ship's stores before escaping. Incident was reported to the local authorities.
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