The 1,600 teu boxship Windhoek was attacked by pirates early yesterday morning while at anchorage at Conakry in Guinea.
Six armed men boarded the ship, firing guns and got to the bridge by smashing the bridge wing windows. The pirates ransacked the ship, taking cash and valuables, before fleeing.
Later the Guinea Navy boarded the ship and reported all crew aresafe.
Piracy off West Africa is common place and amongst the most violent in the world.
The Windhoek is owned by Japan’s Toyo Kaiun.