STI tanker suffers pirate attack

Sep 21 2018

A product tanker was attacked by armed pirates on Monday while at an anchorage in the Gulf of Guinea, Africa.

She has been since identified as the 2015-built ‘STI Hammersmith’, managed by Scorpio Tankers (STI).

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre said that the tanker was at anchored at Conakry Anchorage when it was boarded by four armed robbers after midnight on 17th October.

According to the IMB, the Master raised the alarm, locked the accommodation and all crew mustered in the citadel. The armed robbers fired at the bridge windows and gained access into the accommodation. They ransacked all crew cabins and escaped with crew personal belongings.

AIS ship tracking data showed the vessel had arrived from Las Palmas and she was still at Conakry Anchorage on Wednesday.

All the crew were reported safe.


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