Curaçao ship attacked by pirates
WILLEMSTAD, CONAKRY – Earlier this week, according to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, six robbers in a boat armed with machine guns and knives boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel at Conakry Anchorage in Guinea. Vessel believed to be the Boskalis ship Teal.
The ship sails under the Curaçao flag.
According to reports six robbers in a boat armed with machine guns and knives boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel. They attacked the duty O/S causing injuries and took the 2/O hostage. They opened fire to threaten the crew members and damaged the accommodation. Under gun threat, they robbed the crew members of their cash and personal belongings before escaping. Master tried to contact the port control, but received no response. The incident was reported to Port Authorities through the local agents. After an hour a security boat came to the location.