Bulk Carrier Crew Taken Hostage, Beaten by Robbers

Two crew members from a bulk carrier were taken hostage and beaten when a group of armed robbers boarded their vessel some 5.5 nautical miles south of Conakry, Guinea, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center.

Seven robbers armed with guns and knives boarded the bulker on August 24, while the vessel was anchored in the area.

IMB added that the robbers escaped with crew’s cash and properties.

The incident, which was reported to the local agent, is the latest one recorded during August. Six other attacks, all of which were related to boardings and robbery, were witnessed during the month.

Namely, three incidents were reported off Nigeria, two of which occurred off Lagos and one off the coast of Bonny.

The remaining incidents occurred aboard two anchored vessels in Congo’s Pointe Noire Outer Anchorage, and Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam, respectively, and an asphalt tanker, which was enroute from Singapore to Haiphong, off Johor, Malaysia earlier in August.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

World Gas Series: Morocco Summit

Bringing together key players in the gas value chain in Morocco, the World Gas Series:

read more >

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

Shipping Transformation Asia will provide a platform for future-focused discussion in the shipping,…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >