Posted on October 21, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored at Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Callao Anchorage, Peru - Maritime Piracy - Attempted Robbery - October 12th 2019

Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 12th of October

Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru

Position: 11:59.6S - 077:11.1W


An anchored Tanker was boarded during the morning hours of October the 12th while anchored at Peru's Callao Anchorage. At approximately 07:30 UTC, the Duty watchman onboard the vessel noticed three unauthorized individuals on the forecastle deck and proceeded to raise the alarm. The Officer on Watch then sounded the forward horn and raised the alarm, before making an announcement on the PA. The crew proceeded to muster, at which point the boarders escaped in their vessel.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the bosun store skylight had been opened, but nothing had been stolen.

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 Piracy , Security , Attempted Robbery , Boarding , Peru , South America

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