Posted on October 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage.
Date: 8th of October
Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo
Position: 04:45.4S - 011:49.7E
An anchored research vessel was robbed during the late evening hours of October the 8th while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. The Master of the vessel heard a sound coming from the front of the vessel and noticed one unknown individual onboard. The Master shouted at the interloper and he proceeded to escape. An Emergency Alarm was raised, and the crew mustered.
Following the incident, a boat was seen departing the vessel, loaded with the ship's stolen stores.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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