Latvian tanker attacked, looted, West Africa
Latvian product tanker ANCE was attacked at 0250 UTC Sep 16, while at anchor in position 09 25N 013 44E, 5 nm SSW of Conakry, Guinea, West Africa. IMO/IMB report:
Four robbers armed with a gun and knives boarded an anchored tanker. They took hostage the duty AB, tied his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge. Once inside the bridge, the robbers took hostage the duty officer and forced him to lead them to the Captain, Chief Engineer, third officer and bosun’s cabins. After looting the cabins, the robbers locked the crew in a cabin and escaped. Crew personal belongings, cash and ship’s properties stolen.
Tanker in recent months is trading in West Africa waters. As of morning Sep 19, she was remaining in the same position, anchored on Conakry Anchorage. 1 crew understood to be wounded.
IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this tanker as having a ‘green’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 28% (16-MAR-18), compared to the fleet average 35%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
Red: Poorest performing; Amber: Average value; Green: Good indicator.