SCORPIO’s tanker attacked, robbed, crew safe

Product tanker STI HAMMERSMITH, anchored in pos 09 21N 013 43W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, was attacked by pirates at 0300 UTC Sep 17. According to IMB report, tanker was boarded by four armed robbers. 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. A navy boat arrived at the location to provide assistance. All crew reported safe. As of morning Sep 19, tanker was in the same position, she’s anchored since Sep 4, on arrival from Las Palmas.
Product tanker STI HAMMERSMITH, IMO 9706463, dwt 38734, built 2015, flag Marshall Islands, manager SCORPIO.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.