Armed Robbery / Sierra Leone 01-281018






INCIDENT OVER

Event: Armed Robbery (successful)
IMB Level: 3
 
Date and Time: 27th October 2018, 0320hrs local
Location: Freetown Outer Anchorage, Sierra Leone
Position: 08°28’18”N, 13°23’42”W
Distance from Shore: Approx. 7nm
 
Vessel Details
Type: Container Ship
Length x Beam: 210m x 30m
Status: At anchor
 
Event Details
Kidnapped: 0
Injured: 1
Killed: 0
Security Present: None
Weather: Light Breeze / 1.0mm precipitation
Wave Height: 0.5m
 
Threat Details
Number of Pirates: 5/6
Number of Craft: Not reported
Weapons Seen: Long knives
Equipment Seen: Not reported
 
Description: 5 or 6 robbers armed with long knives boarded a container ship at Freetown anchorage. One crew on deck security patrol was injured with a cut to the finger and had his mobile phone
and ship’s radio stolen. Ship’s property also stolen from forecastle. After ship’s alarm was sounded and 2 parachute rockets were fired, the robbers escaped.

 

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