Posted on May 29, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique.

Mozambique Robbery - Maritime Piracy - May 26th 2019


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 26th of May

Location: Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique

Position: 14:32.56S – 040:39.16E


A vessel tanker was broken into in the evening of May the 26th while anchored at Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique. The robbery occurred at approximately 20:00 UTC.

Duty crew on patrol noticed that the forward ship's store had been broken into and reported the event to the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised on the vessel and a search was carried out. During the search, footprints were found on the forecastle deck.

Ship's stores were reported stolen. 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 Robbery , Mozambique , Africa , Piracy , Security

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