Posted on May 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.Callao Anchorage Peru - Piracy Attack May 18th 2019


Category: Attack/Boarding/Aggravated Robbery

Date: 18th of May

Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru

Position:  11:59.8S – 077:11.9W


An LNG tanker was robbed during the early morning hours of May the 18th while at Callao Anchorage, Peru. At approximately 05:55 am UTC four to five individuals wearing face masks boarded the vessel via the hawse pipe. Having boarded the vessel, they proceeded to take the duty crew on routine rounds hostage. However, an alarm was raised the and the ship's whistle sounded while the crew mustered. 

Having heard the alarm, the attackers stole the crewman's radio, pushed him and escaped in their boat. The incident was reported to the Port authorities and a patrol boat was dispatched to investigate the area. Crew & vessel are considered safe. 


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 Piracy , Security , Peru , South America , Aggravated Robbery

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