Pirates Board Maersk Newbury in Ecuador Waters

ContainershipIllustration. Image Courtesy: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license

Singapore-flagged containership Maersk Newbury was boarded by pirates while transiting under pilot at Guayaquil River in Ecuador on October 2, 2018. 

The master alerted the local authorities when he sighted the presence of unauthorized persons on board, Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ICC informed.

One of the crew members was assaulted by the robbers and sustained a small cut on his forehead. The crew managed to escape and hide in the forecastle store.

After the robbers realized that they had been discovered, they left the 2,556 TEU ship.

The Ecuador Coast Guard (ECG) conducted a search, finding no perpetrators on board. The injured crew was given first-aid treatment, and the ship resumed its voyage.

There were no injuries to the remaining crew members and no items were stolen, ReCAAP added.

Built in South Korea in 2001, Maersk Newbury is owned by Danish shipping giant Maersk.

Previously known as Caroline Schulte, the ship was attacked by pirates also in October 2006, according to information provided by VesselsValue. Back then, eight robbers came alongside the ship, at port side, and one robber boarded, while the ship was at anchor off the South Atlantic Ocean. After the alarm was raised, the robber escaped.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 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 1 2 3 4 5 6

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

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

read more >

3rd MarSat Workshop

The MARSAT project wants to operationalise and standardise EO products and aims to develop…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

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

read more >