Aktuell –
Business Blog

  • You are here
  • News
  • Blog
  • 17.09.2018 - IMB Report - Pirates boarded a tanker

Blog | | by E. Eckert

17.09.2018 - IMB Report - Pirates boarded a tanker

Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert - 152/2018

 

171530 UTC SEP 2018

 

TO: ALL SHIPS TRANSITING IN / OFF CONAKRY ANCHORAGE / GULF OF GUINEA

 

WARNING                           WARNING                           WARNING

ON 17.09.2018 AT 0300 UTC IN POSITION 09:20.8N - 013:43.3W, CONAKRY ANCHORAGE, GUINEA.

A TANKER WAS BOARDED BY 4 ARMED PERSONS. ALL CREW MUSTERED IN THE CITADEL. THE ARMED PERSONS OPENED FIRE AT THE BRIDGE WINDOWS AND ENTERED INTO THE ACCOMMODATION. THEY RANSACKED ALL CREW CABINS AND ESCAPED WITH CREW PERSONAL BELONGINGS. A NAVY BOAT ARRIVED AT THE LOCATION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE. ALL CREW REPORTED SAFE.

VESSELS ARE ADVISED TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND MAINTAIN STRICT ANTI-PIRACY WATCH AND MEASURES.

EARLY ASSESSMENT / DETECTION WILL ALLOW SHIPS TO TAKE EVASIVE MEASURES TO PREVENT BOARDING AND REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE.

ALL ATTACKS AND SUSPICIOUS SIGHTINGS SHOULD BE REPORTED TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND TO THE IMB PRC AS PER IMO CIR 1334.

IMB PIRACY REPORTING CENTRE

24 HOURS ANTI-PIRACY HELPLINE +603 2031 0014 FAX: +603 2078 5769

EMAIL: IMBnullKL@ICC-CCS.ORG  / PIRnullACY@ICC-CCS.ORG

NNNN

back to overview