Posted on August 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Belawan Anchorage, Attempted Robbery - Maritime Piracy - July 30th 2019

Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 30th of July

Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 03:56.8N - 098:48.7E 


An anchored bulk carrier was boarded in the late evening hours of June the 30th while anchored in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia. The incident occurred at approximately 23:20 UTC. Two individuals boarded the anchored vessel. However, the crew noticed the boarding, raised the alarm and proceeded to muster. The boarding party, having noticed that the crew had been alerted, escaped the vessel.

Nothing was reported stolen. Incident reported to the local port control. 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 Boarding , Piracy , Security , Attempted Robbery , Indonesia , South East Asia

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