Posted on October 14, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.

Johor, Malaysia - Maritime Piracy - September 25th 2019 - Robbery

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 5th of October

Location: Johor Anchorage, Malaysia

Position: 01:18.14N – 104:07.03E


The Norwegian-flagged Tankship, CLIPPER EOS was robbed during the evening hours of October the 5th while anchored at Johor Anchorage, Malaysia.

A number of individuals boarded the vessel, unnoticed by the crew, and stole a number of ship properties before escaping. The duty crew on the next routine rounds noticed the theft and proceeded to notify the Officer on Watch who then ordered a full search of the vessel.

The theft was then reported to the Malaysian Marine Police. 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 Malaysia , Piracy , Security , Robbery

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