Posted on February 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped the crew of a vessel transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. 


Category: Attack/Kidnapping 

Date: 3rd of February

Location: Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea, South of the Brass Oil Terminal

Position: 02°33,49N 004°44,55E


A vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea during the early morning hours of Sunday the 3rd of February. At approximately 05:30 UTC, landing craft LAETICIA V was boarded by pirates, some 135 miles south-west of the Brass Oil Terminal in Nigeria. According to the latest information, 3 crew members have been kidnapped.

Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting through the area.


ARX Maritime provide commercial risk management for vessels trading in high-risk areas, making sure that vessels adopt and implement the best risk management practices.

As part of this service, ARX Maritime have designed the ABaC (anti-boarding and climbing) system. An anti-piracy barrier solution that denies pirates from boarding vessels that are vulnerable to attack in areas of high risk. The ARX ABaC system is designed to repel grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of company vessels and crew surviving unwanted pirate aggression. The ARX ABaC system is easily installed and provides a cost-effective alternative to razor wire.

Posted in Piracy , Security , Kidnapping , Gulf of Guinea , Nigeria , Africa

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