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International Maritime Bureau intentionally, pursuing its own interests, publishes inadequate information on pirates attacks. All those who possess information with regards to the attacks listed below and others, are invited to share information – it’s very important for all seafarers working in dangerous waters.
17.07.2012: 0145 UTC: Posn: 06 17.3N – 002 28.1E, Around 1nm off fairway buoy, Cotonou Anchorage, Benin.
Two robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They entered Masters cabin stole ships cash and escaped in a fast small wooden boat. No injuries to crew. Incident reported to authorities who arrived onboard to investigate. View
15.07.2012: 0355 UTC: Posn: 09 13.9N – 013 47.4W, Around 22nm SSW of Conakry, Guinea.
Seven pirates armed with guns and knives boarded a drifting container ship awaiting berthing instructions. They entered the bridge, took hostage the 2/O and C/O and tied their hands behind their backs. Two pirates took the 2/O and knocked on the Master’s cabin. As the Master opened the door, they slammed it into the Master’s face and then stole ship’s cash and crew personnel belongings. The pirates re-assembled on the bridge and took the crew members as hostage until they disembarked into their waiting boat. Port control and ships in the vicinity have been informed.