Posted on October 07, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Accra, Ghana. 

Accra Attack - Ghana - Maritime Piracy - 3rd of October 2019


Category: Attack

Date: 3rd of October

Location: Accra, Ghana

Position: 4°07'03.4"N 1°42'26.4"E


An LPG Tanker was approached by two speedboats while in transit off the coast of Ghana on October the 3rd. The incident occurred during daytime hours, some 127 nautical miles southeast of Accra. As the two speedboats were approaching the vessel, the Master decided to increase speed and implement evasive maneuvres as per BMP.

After a 30 minute chase, the two speedboats aborted their attack.

Vessel & crew are considered safe.


Information 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 , Ghana , West Africa , Gulf of Guinea , Africa

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