Posted on November 22, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates boarded a vessel transiting through the Strait of Singapore.Maritime Piracy Report - Boarding, Attempted Robbery - Strait of Singapore - November 18th 2019


Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 18th of November

Location: Strait of Singapore

Position: 01:05.1N – 103:42.3E


Pirates boarded a tanker transiting through the Strait of Singapore during the afternoon hours of November the 18th. The incident occurred at approximately 1507 hours; five pirates armed with knives and crowbars boarded the vessel and proceeded to enter the engine room. The Duty engine crew onboard the vessel noticed the boarding party and raised the ship alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the pirates proceeded to escape the vessel without stealing anything.

Following the incident, the Master of the vessel reported the boarding to the Singapore VTIS.

Vessel & crew are considered safe. 


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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.

Posted in Security , Piracy , Boarding , Attempted Robbery , South East Asia , Strait of Singapore

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