Posted on March 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting south of Lagos, Nigeria.

Category: Attack

Date: 2nd of March 

Location: Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria

Position: 04°37’N 003°16’E


A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at approximately 12:30 pm in the afternoon of March the 2nd, some 104 nautical miles south of Lagos, Nigeria. Attack is complete. Vessel and crew are considered safe. 


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 Attack , Piracy , Gulf of Guinea , Nigeria , Security

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