The Windhoek was boarded by pirates off the coast of Guinea on September 21, 2016, and its cargo raided, according to Reuters.
Gunfire was reported and the pirates held the crew of the Panama Flagged container ship hostage as they raided the vessel, taking money and cargo from the containers, although there are no reports of any fatalities or injuries.
The assailants managed to get away before they could be apprehended by the authorities, despite notification to naval forces.
PTI previously reported that an anchored bulk carrier has been boarded by seven pirates almost a month before this incident off the coast of Guinea.
Experts stated in late July, 2016 that incidents of ships being boarded, robberies at sea and crew members being taken hostage were at a 21-year low, although piracy in Indonesia specifically is rising, having been predicted to reach Somalian levels.