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Göteborg: 28 November 2019

Focus: Piracy attacks

Piracy protection

A product tanker outside a West African port was attacked by pirates while awaiting berth. Since this is a high-risk area preventive measures had been ordered by the Master. Get advice on piracy matters from our Loss Prevention team.

In this case the pirates used a ladder to board the vessel from a small boat that were not detected on the radar. Later on, more pirates rejoined with bigger vessels.

The pirates took control of the vessel and emptied the cargo to another tanker. The whole crew where placed in the mess room with their hands tied.

Read more about how this attack happened and recommended plans for ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea together with advice on how to tackle media interest.

Read more about the case and piracy risks »


By highlighting piracy risks we are striving to assist shipowners and crews in their safety work.

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