Product Tanker Ransacked by Armed Robbers in Guinea

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A product tanker anchored in Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, was boarded by four armed robbers on September 17, 2018, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre said.

The vessel in question has been identified as oil/chemical tanker STI Hammersmith, which is listed as part of  Monaco-based Scorpio Tankers’ fleet, based on the vessel’s AIS data.

The Handymax ship was built in 2015.

“Master raised the alarm, locked the accommodation and all crew mustered in the citadel. The armed robbers fired at the bridge windows and gained access into the accommodation. They ransacked all crew cabins and escaped with crew personal belongings,” IMB informed.

Following the incident, a navy boat arrived at the location to provide assistance. All crew members of the tanker are reported to be safe.

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