Posted on August 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Calabar, Nigeria.

Calabar Attack, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea - Maritime Piracy - August 15th 2019

Category: Attack

Date: 14th of August

Location: Calabar, Nigeria

Position: 04°09’36” N 008° 22’ 30’’E


A Merchant Vessel was attacked during the evening hours of August the 14th. The incident occurred at approximately 10:14 UTC, some 52 nautical miles south of the Calabar region of Nigeria. 

The attack is concluded; vessel and 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 Piracy , Security , Nigeria , Gulf of Guinea , Africa , Attack

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