Armed Robbers Board Ship in Guinean Anchorage
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An anchored heavy lift vessel was boarded by six robbers armed with machine guns and knives in the Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).
During the attack, which occurred on July 3, the robbers attacked the duty ordinary seaman causing injuries and took the second officer hostage.
IMB PRC further said that the robbers opened fire to threaten the crew members and damaged the accommodation.
They robbed the crew members of their cash and personal belongings under gun threat before escaping from the vessel.
Master tried to contact the port control, but received no response, IMB PRC noted.
“The incident was reported to Port Authorities through the local agents. After an hour a security boat came to the location,” according to IMB PRC.