Posted on November 22, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded in the Bight of Bonny, off the coast of Nigeria. 


Advisory 002/NOV/2018


  1. Category: Boarding


  1. Description: On 22th November 2018 at 00:50Hrs UTC, in position 04°13.39’N – 008°03.42’E (19nm from shore) a vessel was boarded by armed men. Pirates escaped on-board a blue hulled boat following intervention from a security vessel. Direction of escape unknown. The MV and crew are SAFE.


Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.


  1. Source: Email


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


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.

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