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MV boarded by robbers armed with guns

Incident Type: - d. Criminal Boarding

Region: - South America

Authority/ Reported By: - IMB/ ICC


Time:- 03:24

Position: - 02°33.6S, 0800°06.3W


IMB 133-20 02.10.2020: 0324 UTC: Posn: 02:33.6S – 080:06.3W, River Passage, Guayaquil, Ecuador. A container vessel under pilotage was approached and boarded by robbers armed with guns. Crew noticed the robbers opening the containers on deck. Alarm raised and all crew instructed to stay inside the accommodation. The robbers fired their weapons towards the accommodation area, and escaped with cargo stolen from the containers. Incident reported to Port Authorities.

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