Posted on November 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a Cargo Vessel at Peru's Callao Anchorage. 


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 23rd of November

Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru

Position: 12 01 48S, 077 11 42W


The Panama-flagged Cargo Ship, Galveston Highway was robbed during the morning hours of November the 23rd, while at Peru's Callao Anchorage. The incident occurred at approximately 10:20 am; the duty crew onboard the vessel noticed that the forecastle store entrance door and forward booby hatch cover had been opened. 

Following an investigation, the crew discovered that three mooring ropes were missing, and proceeded to report the incident to the Callao Port Authority. 

Vessel & 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 Security , Piracy , Peru , Boarding , Robbery , South America

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