Posted on March 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a second vessel transiting south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria.
Date: 9th of March
Location: Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria
Position: 03°50’N 006°30’E
A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates while transiting through the Gulf of Guinea. The attack took place at 15:50 pm local time, in the afternoon of March 9th, approximately 20 nautical miles south of Brass Terminal, Nigeria. This is the 2nd attack to happen within the space of 24 hours in the region surrounding Brass terminal.
2 Skiffs approached and attacked a tanker. Vessel and crew have been escorted to Bonny Anchorage and are now 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.