Posted on January 24, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while anchored off Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 17th of January

Location: Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela

Position: 10:11.7N - 064:47.3W

Pirates boarded a tanker anchored at the Puerto Jose Anchorage in Venezuela, at approximately 03:40 UTC on January the 17th. They managed to raid the ship's stores before escaping. The boarding and subsequent robbery went initially unnoticed. Duty crew onboard the vessel noticed the theft during routine rounds. 

Port control was promptly informed of the incident.


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 , South America , Security

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