A Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier was robbed whilst in the Conakry anchorage, Guinea, 16 nautical miles south of the city.
s Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade Gulf of Guinea (MDAT GoG) said, four armed persons boarded the vessel and used force to take the money from the safe.
As informed, during the robbery, crewmembers were assaulted and suffered minor injuries.
Last year, the total number of pirate attacks in the Gulf of Guinea was 19, down from 35 in 2021. The International Maritime Organization’s annual piracy report documented 131 global incidents last year, the lowest number of reported incidents since 1995.
Nevertheless, anti-piracy body the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has been urging for a continued, robust and coordinated naval presence in the region following two tanker hijacking incidents earlier this year involving Hai Soon Diesel Trading’s Success 9 and Monjasa’s Monjasa Reformer.
🟠[#advisory] MDAT-GoG has issued an advisory regarding a robbery onboard a MV at anchor in position 09138N – 013507W (16NM South of CONAKRY). For more information consult our website : https://t.co/2oK7Qfi3aY #piracy #gulfofguinea #WestAfrica pic.twitter.com/nCyPHgWz44
— Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade Gulf of Guinea (@MDAT_GoG) June 22, 2023