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Armed Robbery on Cable Layer, Congo

MB ICC Report



0245 LT: Posn: 04:47.0S - 011:47.9E, Pointe Noire Anchorage, The Congo.

A robber armed with a knife in a small boat boarded an anchored pipe laying barge. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robber and informed the bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered.

Seeing the crew alertness, the robber jumped overboard and escaped. A search was carried out and it was reported that ship's stores was stolen.

Incident reported to Port Control.


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