Posted on February 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

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

Piracy Brass Nigeria Gulf of Guinea February

Category: Attack

Date: 21st of February

Location: Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny

Position: 03°54’N 007°26’E


An offshore service vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at approximately 12:20 am local time on the 21st of February, some 34 nautical miles southeast of the Bonny River, Nigeria.

Not much is known at this time as to the attack. Seafarers 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 , Gulf of Guinea , Nigeria , Africa , Attack

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