Posted on November 08, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates in the Philippines.


DateTime: 03/11/2018 17:00:00 UTC
Area: Asia

Lat: 13°42'46 N
Lon: 121°3'0 E

Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Two robbers boarded anchored Liberia-Flagged container ship, Northern Defender, at 1700 UTC in position 13:42.46N - 121:03E, Tabangao Anchorage area, Batangas Bay, Philippines. The robbers boarded from a small motor banca approx three meters in length and painted in blue. The robbers stole various items including fire nozzles and cable wire from the ship. The ship’s master and crew were not aware of the robbery on board their ship until the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) maritime patrol team alerted and informed them of the stolen items which were confiscated by PCG. Reported (ReCAAP) 3 Nov.

UNID: 5575

Action: NEW
Reported By: OL BRAVO

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.

For more information contact the ARX team on +44 1313170048 or at

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