Posted on September 21, 2018 by Ashleigh Cowie

Seafarers are advised to transit with extra caution around Lagos Anchorage after a merchant vessel was boarded by pirates in Lagos anchorage yesterday. 

  1. Category: BOARDING
  2. Description: On Thursday the 20st September 2018 at 2345 UTC, a MV was approached by 2 boats at Lagos anchorage at 06°16’51N 003°13’16E.
  3. At 2358 UTC, 2 unauthorised personnel were spotted on the Main deck. Once challenged, they escaped with a rope tied on board. Nothing was reported as stolen.

ARX Maritime have designed an anti-piracy barrier to prevent pirates boarding your vessel. The ARX anti-boarding and climbing barrier repels grappling hooks and ladders, significantly increasing the chances of your vessel and crew surviving a pirate attack. The 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

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