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Anchored Heavy Lift Vessel Boarded



0450 LT: Posn: 09:23.6N – 013:41.9W,

Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.

Six robbers in a boat armed with machine guns and knives boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel. They attacked the duty O/S causing injuries and took the 2/O hostage.

They opened fire to threaten the crew members and damaged the accommodation. Under gun threat, they robbed the crew members of their cash and personal belongings before escaping.

Master tried to contact the port control, but received no response. The incident was reported to Port Authorities through the local agents. After an hour a security boat came to the location.


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