Posted on February 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting through the Bight of Bonny.

Category: Attack

Date: 27th of February

Location: Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria

Position: 03°18’,4N 006°13,5’E


A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at approximately 09:05 on the 27th of February, some 95 nautical miles from Bonny, 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 Security , Piracy , Nigeria , Gulf of Guinea

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