Posted on November 23, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report - Events Reported from November 17th to November 23rd


Weekly Piracy Security Report – November 17th to November 23rd

 

1st Incident


Category: Robbery - Boarding

Date: 14th of November

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Position: 06:16.36N - 003:17.48E

 

Anchored Merchant Vessel was boarded by one robber, at approximately 01:30 UTC, on the 14th of November in Lagos, Nigeria. Robber was found on main deck; an alarm was raised, and the robber jumped overboard. Nothing reported stolen.

Vessel and crew are considered safe.  

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2nd Incident

 

Category: Boarding

Date: 22nd of November

Location: Bight of Bonny, Nigeria

Position: 04°13.39’N – 008°03.42’E 

 

A merchant vessel was boarded by armed men, at approximately 00:50 UTC, 19 nautical miles from the coast of Nigeria, on the evening of November the 22nd.

Following intervention from a security vessel, pirates managed to escape on-board a blue hulled boat. Direction of escape is unknown. The merchant vessel and the crew are considered safe.

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3rd Incident

 

Category: Attack

Date: 23rd of November

Location: Bight of Bonny, Nigeria

Position: 04°18N - 008°47E

 

4 trawlers have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates at approximately 02:00 UTC on November the 23rd, 12 nautical miles from the Bakassi Peninsula. The ships have been released and are now considered safe. Patrol boats are investigating the area. 

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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 enquiries@arxmaritime.com

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