Ecuadorian news agency EXPRESO expreso.ec reported a piracy attack in Gulf of Guayaquil, Ecuador, in the evening Mar 6 local time. Container feeder PACORA left Guayaquil, bound for Balboa, and was boarded by armed robbers when the ship was passing buoy 66, shortly after the guards left her. They stayed on board for some 40 minutes, broke in 9 containers, apparently knowing what containers to open. They also seized a crew member who was in bow area, taking from him phone and radio. They left the ship near buoy 52, loading two boats with looted goods. The ship continued voyage, crew are safe.
Posted in Maritime Security by Mikhail Voytenko on Mar 08, 2021 at 18:02.