Bulk carrier attacked, robbed in Liberia

According a Maritime bullet release, armed pirates boarded anchored bulk carrier BLISS at Monrovia Anchorage, Liberia, West Africa, at 0330 UTC Jul 29, stole ship’s properties and fled, according to IMO’s Global Integrated Shipping Information System (GISIS) report. Master tried to contact Port Control, but didn’t get any response. Understood crew is safe.

Report didn’t specify attack details, if crew were robbed or not.

Bulk carrier arrived at Monrovia anchorage on Jul 23, as of 0530 UTC Jul 30 remains at anchor.

Bulk carrier BLISS, IMO 9370331, dwt 35278, built 2007, flag Marshall Islands, manager Diligent Holdings, SA, Greece (EQUASIS, AIS).

Source: The Maritime Bullet online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.