Incident Type: - d. Criminal Boarding
Region: - Gulf of Guinea
Authority/ Reported By: - IMB/ ICC
Lat/ Long: - 09° 25.0N, 013° 44.1W
IMB ICC 109-19 16.09.2019: 0250 UTC: Posn: 09:25.0N – 013:44.1W, Around 5nm SSW of Conakry, Guinea.
Four robbers armed with a gun and knives boarded an anchored tanker. They took hostage the duty AB, tide his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge. Once inside the bridge the robbers took hostage the duty officer and forced him to lead them to the Captain, Chief Engineer, third officer and bosun's cabins.
After looting the cabins, the robbers locked the crew in a cabin and escaped. Crew personal belongings, cash and ship’s properties stolen.