The master alerted the local authorities when he sighted the presence of unauthorised persons on board.
One of the crew was assaulted by the perpetrators and sustained a small cut on his forehead.
The crew managed to escape and hide in the forecastle store.
The perpetrators left the ship when realised that they had been discovered.
A search was conducted by the Ecuador Coast Guard (ECG) and no perpetrator was found.
The injured seafarer was given first-aid treatment, and the ship resumed its voyage.