Robbery and Injury Aboard Anchored Container Ship at Freetown Anchorage, Sierra Leone
July 21: At approx. 02:40 UTC five unauthorized persons, armed with knives, aboard a small wooden craft approached and boarded an anchored container ship using a rope attached with a hook. The unauthorized persons took hostage a duty crew member and stole his personal belongings and ship’s properties. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. All doors locked and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the unauthorized persons escaped. Port Control informed. During the incident, the duty crew sustained injuries (unspecified).