Posted on April 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel noticed a suspicious approach off Calabar, Nigeria. 

Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 8th of April

Location: Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea

Position: 04°15’N 008°19’E


On Monday the 8th of April, at approximately 08:15Z, a Merchant Vessel noticed a suspicious approach off the coast of Calabar, Nigeria.

Mariners are advised to exercise caution in the area. 


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 Approach , Gulf of Guinea , Nigeria , Security , Piracy

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