Robbers Fire Upon Crew aboard Anchored Boxship

Six robbers armed with guns boarded and fired upon the duty crew onboard an anchored containership while the vessel was at the Conakry Anchorage in Guinea, according to the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting center.

The Master activated the SSAS alert, raised the alarm and locked the accommodation, however, the robbers gained access into the ship by breaking the bridge wing windows.

After taking the crew hostage the robbers ransacked and looted every crew cabin, stole crew personal belongings and the ship’s cash in the incident which occurred on September 21.

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said that the individuals escaped the anchored ship afterwards, adding that the Guinea Navy responded to the alert and boarded the boxship.

All crewmembers aboard the vessel were reported safe.

World Maritime News Staff

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Jan 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
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 2

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >

2nd GREENTECH IN SHIPPING GLOBAL FORUM

Forum you will find out from the regulators, government bodies and major ports’ representatives what the near…

read more >

7th Annual Arctic Exchange

Every year the Exchange invites delegates from across the globe to come together to listen to key senior management teams…

read more >