Posted on December 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a suspicious sighting of a pirate mothership took place off the coast of Nigeria.

Maritime Piracy Report - Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria - Suspicious Sighting - December 19th 2019


Category: Suspicious Activity

Date: 19th of December

Location: Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

Position: 0300N / 00353E


A suspicious mother vessel was spotted during the morning hours of December the 19th transiting off the coast of Nigeria. The vessel was seen towing a speedboat, some 150 nautical miles southwest of the Brass Oil Terminal, at approximately 0930 hours. 

Seafarers are advised to use caution when transiting through the region. 


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 Suspicious Activity , Piracy , Security , Nigeria , Gulf of Guinea , West Africa

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