Posted on April 29, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 26th of April

Location: Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela 

Position: 10:17.0N – 064:42.2W


A vessel was robbed during the early morning hours of April the 26th while anchored at Venezuela's Puerto La Cruz Anchorage. At approximately 03:30 am UTC, the Duty officer noticed one unauthorized individual in the ship's forecastle via the use of the CCTV. He proceeded to raise the alarm, at which point, having noticed the alerted crew, the robber escaped.

A thorough security search of the vessel revealed that ship properties had been stolen from the forecastle store. Vessel & crew are 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 , Venezuela , Piracy , South America

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