Posted on December 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting off the coast of Sao Tome.

Maritime Piracy - Sao Tome, Gulf of Guinea - Attack - 28th of December 2019


Category: Attack

Date: 28th of December

Location: Sao Tome & Principe, Gulf of Guinea

Position:01°19’N, 006°02’E


The BW LNG Vessel, LNG LOKOJA was attacked by pirates during the morning hours of December the 28th while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The incident occurred at approximately 0945 hours, some 70 nautical miles off the coast of Sao Tome. Thankfully, the tanker engaged in defensive maneuvering and the pirates disengaged their attack. Following the attack, the vessel was approached by the Nigerian patrol boat, DEFENDER 6 who escorted it towards Bonny.

Vessel and crew are considered safe. 


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 Piracy , Security , West Africa , Gulf of Guinea , Attack

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