First piracy attack this year- IMB

Jan 10 2014

The International Marine Bureau (IMB) has reported what was believed to be the first pirate boarding incident for 2014.

Around 55 miles west of Corisco Island, Gabon, five pirates boarded an unnamed drifting gas carrier.

Alert crew raised the alarm and blew the ships horn resulting in the pirates escaping.

The Master reported that there were a few tugs and unlit fishing vessels without automatic identification systems (AIS) in the vicinity at the time of the incident, the IMB said.

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