Posted on August 26, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while in Indonesia's Batam Anchorage

Batam Anchorage - Robbery - Maritime Piracy - August 20th 2019


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 20th of August

Location: Batam Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 1.1301° N, 104.0529° E


The Singapore-flagged towing vessel, SALVICEROY was boarded in the evening of August the 20th while at Indonesia's Batam Anchorage. At approximately 20:40 pm, five individuals equipped with knives boarded the vessel. The crew noticed the boarding party and proceeded to raise the alarm.

The crew then mustered at a safe location while they called the local authorities, who arrived rapidly and proceeded to board the tug in order to conduct a full investigation.

Upon examination, it was discovered that deck & engine room spares were missing.

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 , Robbery , Boarding , Indonesia , South East Asia

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