Posted on December 07, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 1st to December 7th


1st Incident

Category: Robbery – Boarding - Assault

Date: 21st of November

Location: Conakry Anchorage, Guinea

Position: 09:19.8N – 013:44.1W


 Eight men armed with guns and knives boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, at approximately 03:00 UTC, early in the morning of November the 21st.

The pirates took the duty AB hostage, put a knife on his throat, and forced him to take them to the bridge under threat of violence.

The armed men then proceeded to take the 2nd Officer and the AB to the Master’s cabin, where they hit the Master and threatened to shoot the 2nd Officer before stealing cash from the ship safe and other personal belongings.

The pirates kept the crew hostage until they disembarked in boats that have been waiting for them.


Port control has been informed.


2nd Incident


Category: Attack

Date: 4th of December

Location: Bight of Bonny, Nigeria

Position: 03°08N - 006°20E


A merchant vessel was attacked in the Bight of Bonny while transitioning through the Gulf of Guinea, at approximately 18:00 UTC on the evening of December the 4th.

Crew and vessel were confirmed safe, on December the 5th at approximately 00:45 UTC. The vessel has proceeded to port.


 3rd Incident


Category: Robbery – Boarding - Assault

Date: 3rd of December

Location: Merak Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 05:52.1S – 106:04.8E


Three pirates armed with guns and knives boarded an LPG tanker anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia. The attack took place on the 3rd of December at approximately 19:00 UTC.

The robbers took two crew members hostage and tied them up. They then entered the engine room, stole spare engine parts and proceeded to escape.



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