Posted on October 30, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

More details coming in, on the vessel hijacking that took place on October the 29th off the coast of Congo. 

Courtesy of Salama Fikira:

The vessel was attacked by pirates armed with AK 47 rifles whilst underway off Pointe Noire. The pirates were seen approaching the vessel aboard a speed boat powered by twin 300hp engines before successfully boarding the supplying vessel where they remained for some hours. Reports indicate the pirates left with four crew members. 


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