Posted on October 29, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully hijacked a vessel sailing off the coast of Congo.

Second vessel has been reported as safe. More information as it develops. 

Warning 001/OCT/2018 - UPDATE 001


  1. Category: HIJACK


  1. Description: On 29th OCTOBER 2018 at 12:50Z, two vessels were under attack in position 04°47’S – 010°07’E (270°/ 102nm of POINTE NOIRE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO).


ONE MV and Crew are SAFE.


SECOND MV is reported as HIJACKED. LAST POSITION at 14:24Z: 04°42S – 010°04E, COURSE 312 SPEED 11.


Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area.


  1. Source: Phone call


  1. Any queries regarding this Warning 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.

For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at

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