0146 LT: Posn: 09:18.47N - 013:45.51W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.
Six robbers armed with guns boarded and fired upon the duty crew onboard an anchored container ship. Master activated the SSAS alert, raised the alarm and locked the accommodation.
The robbers however, gained access into the ship by breaking the bridge wing windows. After taking the crew hostage the robbers ransacked and looted every crew cabin, stole crew personal belongings, ship’s cash and escaped.
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre liaised with the Guinea Navy who responded and boarded the ship. All crew reported safe.
0410 LT: Posn: 04:54N - 001:41W, Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.
Three robbers in a canoe approached an anchored offshore tug.
One robber managed to board the vessel and was detected by the CCTV, which triggered the alarm. The robber entered the vessel’s work shop, pump room and the crew mess and escaped with stolen ship’s properties.
Several attempts made to contact the Secondi Naval Base but no response received.
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