Posted on July 08, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while anchored at Lome Anchorage, Togo.

Lome, Togo - Attack - June 30th - Maritime Piracy


Category: Attack

Date: 30th of June

Location: Lome Anchorage, Togo

Position: 0060154N 011839E


The Liberian-flagged Container Ship, CMA CGM QUARTZ was attacked in the evening hours of June the 30th, while anchored at Togo's Lome Anchorage.

The incident occurred at approximately 23:22 hours; six armed individuals aboard a boat approached the vessel. The Duty Officer aboard noticed the boat and proceeded to raise the alarm.

The crew then mustered and activated the fire hoses as the Master notified the Togo Navy. The Navy proceeded to send a patrol vessel to the scene in order to investigate and provide security for the container ship. 


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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 , Togo , Africa , Gulf of Guinea

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