Posted on July 16, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.
Date: 7th of July
Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo
Position: 04°44S - 011°47E
A merchant vessel was boarded during the early morning hours of July the 7th, while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. The incident occurred at approximately 03:30 am UTC; two unarmed individuals boarded the vessel, stole two ropes and proceeded to flee in a white skiff.
Vessel & crew are reported safe.
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