Posted on December 07, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded and robbed while anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia. 


Category: Robbery – Boarding - Assault

Date: 3rd of December

Location: Merak Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 05:52.1S – 106:04.8E


Three pirates armed with guns and knives boarded an LPG tanker anchored at Merak Anchorage, Indonesia. The attack took place on the 3rd of December at approximately 19:00 UTC.

The robbers took two crew members hostage and tied them up. They then entered the engine room, stole spare engine parts and proceeded to escape.


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

Posted in News , Piracy , Risk , Security , Attack

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