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Vessel Boarded by Armed Pirates - Shots Fired - Guinea (Updated)

Source: ICC-IMB/ NYA

Date: 21 September 2016, 0352 UTC

Type of incident: BOARDED

Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea

Lat. / Long. 09:18N – 013:45W

Please be advised that following the Maritime Security Alert for West Africa dated 21 September 2016, the following information has become available:

ICC-IMB confirmed that six robbers armed with weapons boarded an anchored container ship at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea. The perpetrators fired upon the duty crew on board.

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

After taking the crew hostage, the robbers ransacked and looted every crew cabin, stole crew personal belongings and cash before escaping.

The Guinean Navy responded to the incident and boarded the vessel for inspection.

All crew reported safe.

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