Posted on September 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting through the Red Sea off the coast of Eritrea. 

 Eritrea - Yacht Attack - Maritime Piracy - Red Sea - September 17th 2019

Category: Attack

Date: 17th of September

Location: Eritrea, Red Sea

Position: 1629.58N 04008.32E


A Sailing Yacht was attacked during the evening hours of September the 17th while transiting through the southern Red Sea, off the coast of Eritrea. The incident occurred at approximately 17:30 pm, close to the uninhabited Eritrean island of Harmil. 

There is currently little information as to the nature of the attack, but according to initial reports, the vessel & crew are considered safe. 


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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 , Attack , Red Sea , Erithrea , Piracy

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