Posted on November 18, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully carried out a kidnapping off the coast of Nigeria.
Date: 11th of November
Location: Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea
Position: N4°32’57 E7°11’49
Pirates attacked a passenger vessel during the early morning hours of November the 11th while the vessel was transiting off the coast of Nigeria. The incident occurred at approximately 07:30 UTC, while the ship was en route from Bonny to Onne Port.
The pirates attacked the boat, kidnapping four immigration officers in the process.
Thankfully, the Nigerian Navy managed to rescue the kidnapped officers on November the 13th. No casualties or injuries reported during the attack.
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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.