Posted on July 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Weekly Piracy Security Report - 6th to the 12th of July
Date: 30th of June
Location: Lome Anchorage, Togo
Position: 0060154N 011839E
The Liberian-flagged Container Ship, CMA CGM QUARTZ was attacked in the evening hours of June the 30th, while anchored at Togo's Lome Anchorage.
The incident occurred at approximately 23:22 hours; six armed individuals aboard a boat approached the vessel. The Duty Officer aboard noticed the boat and proceeded to raise the alarm.
The crew then mustered and activated the fire hoses as the Master notified the Togo Navy. The Navy proceeded to send a patrol vessel to the scene in order to investigate and provide security for the container ship.
Date: 8th of July
Location: Port Victoria, Cameroon
Position: 04°12N 008°53E
A vessel was boarded in the evening of Monday, the 8th of July while transiting off the coast of Cameroon. The incident occurred at approximately 21:00 UTC, some 20 nautical miles west of Port Victoria. The ship was boarded by 8 armed individuals.
Nothing more is known at this time. Mariners transiting through the region should exercise extreme caution.
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.
For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at firstname.lastname@example.org