It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a container vessel whilst under pilotage at Guayaquil river passage. Robbers armed with guns approached and boarded the container vessel. The alarm was raised, the crew mustered and the SSAS was activated. Despite the alarm sounding and searchlights being directed towards the robbers, they were able
to steal items of cargo from the containers before escaping. The vessel and crew have been reported as safe. The incident was reported to the local authorities who boarded the vessel for further investigation.