Armed Robbery / Sierra Leone 01-220820






INCIDENT OVER

 

Event: Armed Robbery (successful)

IMB Level: 3

 

Date and Time: 21 August 2020, 0030hrs local

Location: Freetown Anchorage, Sierra Leone

Position: 08°25’N, 013°07’W

Distance from Shore: Approx. 0.5nm

 

Vessel Details

Type: Fishing Vessel

L x B: 80m x 8m

Speed: 0kts

 

Event Details

Kidnapped: 0

Injured: Several crew injured

Killed: 0

Security Present: None reported

Weather: Gentle Breeze / 3mm precipitation

Wave Height: 1.1m

 

Threat Details

Number of Perpetrators: 7

Number of Craft: 1 speed boat

Weapons Seen: Machetes and shotgun

Equipment Seen: None reported

 

Description: 7 armed men boarded a fishing vessel at anchorage in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The crew tried to resist the boarding and several were injured. Sierra Leone sent a search and rescue team in support, but the robbers had left the
area by the time the team arrived.

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