Posted on September 17, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Seafarers are advised to exercise extreme caution after a merchant vessel was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea earlier this morning.

Advisory 001/SEP/2018 

  1. Category:BOARDING
  2. Description:On Monday the 17th September 2018 at 0310 UTC, a MV has been boarded by 4 armed pirates at Conakry anchorage at 09°20’48N/ 01°34’318W.

                 They boarded via the anchor chain

  1. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email from company.

ARX Maritime have designed an anti-piracy barrier to prevent pirates boarding your vessel. The ARX anti-boarding and climbing barrier repels grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of your vessel and crew surviving a pirate attack. The system is easily installed and provides a cost-effective alternative to razor wire.

For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at

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