Posted on April 01, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel off the coast of Cameroon.
Date: 30th of March
Location: Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea
Position: 03°53’N 009°30’E
A vessel was attacked in Douala Anchorage in the evening of March the 30th. The incident occurred at approximately 21:40Z, some 15 nautical miles Southwest of Douala, Cameroon.
Initial reports suggest that the vessel is the containership, Contship Oak. The pirates attacked the vessel and kidnapped 4 crew members in the process, before escaping.
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.