Posted on February 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully boarded and robbed a vessel anchored at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia. 


Category: Boarding/Robbery 

Date: 5th of February

Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 03:55.4N – 098:40E


The Singapore-flagged chemical tanker, Maersk Capri, was boarded by pirates while anchored at Bealawan Anchorage, Indonesia. The incident occurred at approximately 22:05 UTC, on the evening of February the 5th. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed an intruder escaping via the hawse pipe and proceeded to raise the alarm. Crew mustered and upon searching the vessel, discovered that ship stores were missing. 

Vessel and 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 , Robbery , Boarding , Indonesia , Asia

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