A Danish containership has been robbed by three raiders in West Africa as crew mustered in the citadel.

Navigare Capital's 3,508-teu Niledutch Breda (built 2014) was anchored six nautical miles (11 km) off Pointe-Noire in the Republic of the Congo when the incident took place in the early hours of Monday.

Three intruders were seen on the Cyprus-flag panamax's forecastle, according to security consultancy Ambrey.