Posted on November 12, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates  near the river Niger.


Advisory 001/NOV/2018    


  1. Category: ATTACK



  1. Description: On 11th November 2018 at 06.00Hrs UTC, in position 05°08’N –005°20’E (10nm off of the mouth of the River Niger)

               a vessel was attacked by 8 armed men in black/dark clothes with covered faces in a small blue-coloured boat. The MV and crew are

               now SAFE.

              Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.


  1. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via phone call


  1. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information.



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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.

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