Posted on September 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines. 

Maritime Piracy - Mabini Anchorage, Philippines, - Attempted Boarding - September 23rd

Category: Attack

Date: 23rd of September

Location: Mabini Anchorage, Philippines

Position: 13:46N– 120:59E


An anchored product tanker was the target of an attempted boarding during the afternoon hours of September the 23rd. The incident occurred at approximately 17:00 UTC while the tanker was anchored at Mabini Anchorage, Philippines. 

The duty crew onboard the vessel noticed an individual attempting to open the anchor hawse pipe cover. The duty crew then proceeded to raise the alarm, at which point the crew mustered. 

The incident was then reported to the local agent. Vessel & crew 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 Security , Piracy , Attempted Boarding , South East Asia , Philippines

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