Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel transiting off Bonny, Nigeria. 

Bonny Attack, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea - Maritime Piracy - August 17th 2019

Category: Attack

Date: 17th of August

Location: Bonny, Nigeria - Gulf of Guinea

Position: 03°33’N 006°40’E


A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates during the early morning hours of August the 17th while transiting off Bonny, Nigeria. The attack took place at approximately 04:15Z, some 60 nautical miles off Bonny, Nigeria. 

The vessel & 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 Security , Piracy , Gulf of Guinea , Nigeria , Attack

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