Armed Robbery Aboard Tanker Anchored Near Conakry, Guinea
September 16 02:50 UTC: Four unauthorized persons armed with a gun and knives boarded an anchored tanker at approx. position 09:25.0N, 013:44.1W (around 5nm SSW of Conakry, Guinea). They took hostage the duty AB, bound his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge. Once inside the bridge, the unauthorized persons 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 assailants locked the crew in a cabin and escaped. Crew personal belongings, cash and ship’s properties stolen.