Posted on September 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at Douala Port, Cameroon.
Date: 12th of September
Location: Douala Port, Cameroon
Position: 04:03.1N – 009:41.3E
A number of robbers boarded a berthed bulk carrier during the early morning hours of September the 12th. The boarding occurred at some point between 12:00 and 7:00 am while the ship was undergoing cargo operations in the Port of Douala, Cameroon.
Crew member on routine rounds noticed that the padlock on the ship's store had been broken and that the door's hinges were damaged and bent. Following an investigation by the crew, it was discovered that several ship properties and stores had been stolen.
Port Authorities were informed of the theft. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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