German freighter attacked, looted

September 20, 2022 Maritime Safety News

Maritime security company Ambrey reported piracy attack at Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, which occurred early in the morning Sep 14. Three pirates armed with firearms boarded German general cargo ship MARTINA, anchored some 16 nm south of Conakry, from a boat, crew managed to muster in citadel, so no crew were injured or kidnapped. Pirates looted the ship and, understood, fled, unhampered. Shortly after attack, MARTINA heaved anchor and left anchorage, moving further of to sea. As of 1515 UTC Sep 15, the ship was either drifting, or anchored, 65 nm west of Conakry.



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