Armed Robbers Board Ship in Guinean Anchorage

first_imgzoom An anchored heavy lift vessel was boarded by six robbers armed with machine guns and knives in the Conakry Anchorage, Guinea, according to data from the International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).During the attack, which occurred on July 3, the robbers attacked the duty ordinary seaman causing injuries and took the second officer hostage.IMB PRC further said that the robbers opened fire to threaten the crew members and damaged the accommodation.They robbed the crew members of their cash and personal belongings under gun threat before escaping from the vessel.Master tried to contact the port control, but received no response, IMB PRC noted.“The incident was reported to Port Authorities through the local agents. After an hour a security boat came to the location,” according to IMB PRC.last_img read more

Nasser Zefzafi Arrested for ‘Undermining State Security’, Says Public Prosecutor

Rabat – Al Hoceima protest leading activist Nasser Zefzafi was arrested on charges of “undermining interior state security,” the public prosecutor of Al Hoceima’s Court of Appeal has announced.In a communiqué released Monday, the prosecutor confirmed the arrest of Zefzafi along with several others on Monday morning, adding that the activist was arrested on suspicion of “obstructing freedom of worship.”Zefzafi interrupted Friday’s prayer sermon in Mohammed V mosque in Al Hoceima in protest of the sermon’s content, which he said was critical of the protests movement. The communiqué stated that Zefzafi and the others arrested with him were transferred to the Judicial Police in Casablanca to be interrogated over the previously mentioned charges.The 39-year-old unemployed activist has been the protests’ most prominent figure since the beginning of demonstrations in October over the death of the local fish seller, Mohsine Fikri, who was crushed by a garbage truck during an attempt to retrieve his confiscated merchandise.The activist has been given speeches at protests rallies and posting videos criticizing the government’s reluctance to meet the social and economic demands of the population of Al Hoceima. read more