Pirate attack off Macapa
The 'Golden Opal', while in position 00 03 52
The 'Golden Opal', while in position 00 03 52.8 N, 050 58 34 W, six nautical miles northeast of Macapa, was boarded by two robbers armed with long knives, on Apr 4, 2018, at 06.50 a.m. The watch noticed the robbers and immediately informed the duty officer, who raised alarm, sounded the ship's whistle and alerted the crew on the public address (PA) system. Seeing the alerted crew, the two robbers escaped in their speed boat. Following a search of the vessel, nothing was reported stolen.