Posted on September 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates kidnapped seafarers off the coast of Cameroon.Maritime Piracy - Cameroon - Kidnapping - September 13th 2019

Category: Boarding/Kidnapping

Date: 13th of September

Location: Cameroon

Position: 04:10.26N – 008:55.38E


A fishing vessel was attacked during the evening hours of September the 13th while operating off the coast of Cameroon. The incident occurred at approximately 22:00 UTC, some 4.5 nautical miles southwest of Idenao, Cameroon. 

Eight persons in a speed boat successfully boarded the vessel, kidnapped two crew members and proceeded to escape. 

The Cameroonian Navy was notified of the incident and has launched an investigation.


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 Security , Piracy , Kidnapping , Boarding , Africa , Gulf of Guinea , Cameroon

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