Posted on September 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Gulf of Aden. Bab El Mandeb, Gulf of Aden - Attack - Maritime Piracy - September 3rd 2019


Category: Attack

Date: 3rd of September

Location: Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb

Position: 12°06'57.8"N 44°37'07.7"E
A merchant vessel was attacked during the afternoon hours of September the 3rd while transiting through the Gulf of Aden, some 46 nautical miles southwest of the city of Aden. At approximately 15:30, a two-engine speedboat carrying several men was spotted approaching the vessel. 
Reportedly, the crew noticed a ladder in the speedboat. Thankfully, the vessel managed to evade the attack and reach safety.
Vessel & crew are considered safe. 
Info courtesy of Praesidium International. 

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 Aden , Bab El Mandeb , Attack

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