Posted on December 05, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked in the Bight of Bonny while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.


Category: Attack

Date: 4th of December

Location: Bight of Bonny, Nigeria

Position: 03°08N - 006°20E


A merchant vessel was attacked in the Bight of Bonny while transitioning through the Gulf of Guinea, at approximately 18:00 UTC on the evening of December the 4th.

Crew and vessel were confirmed safe, on December the 5th at approximately 00:45 UTC. The vessel has proceeded to port.


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.

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

Posted in News , Piracy , Security , Risk , Gulf of Guinea

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