Posted on January 17, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored off Cao Fei Dian Anchorage, China.


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 12th of January

Location: Cao Fei Dian Large Oil Tank Anchorage

Position: 38:53N – 118:36E


Two robbers armed with a steel bar, boarded a bulk carrier anchored at China's Cao Fei Dian large oil Anchorage, at approximately 20:30 UTC in the evening of January the 12th.

Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm in response. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped without stealing anything. 

Incident has been reported to the authorities. 


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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.

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Posted in Piracy , Robbery , Boarding , Security , China

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