Posted on January 28, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea.
Date: 25th of January
Position: 03°02’N 006°05’E
A third merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The incident took place some 80 nautical miles south of the Brass oil Terminal in Nigeria, at approximately 15:35 UTC in the afternoon of January the 25th. 2 Skiffs came alongside the merchant vessel, each with 7-8 POB, and attempted to board. The MV increased speed and the skiffs turned away.
Vessel and crew are considered safe.
Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting through this 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.