Posted on August 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Port Klang, Malaysia.

Port Klang Robbery - Maritime Piracy - August 12th 2019

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 12th of August

Location: Port Klang, Malaysia

Position: 01:13.66N - 103:30.08E


A Malaysian-flagged vessel was robbed in the evening of August the 12th while transiting off Port Klang Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 20:51 LT, some 4.3 nautical miles south of Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia. An unknown number of individuals boarded a barge that was being towed by a Malaysian-flagged tug, stole ship properties and escaped. The Master proceeded to raise the alarm, and reported the incident to the Singapore VTIS via VHF.

Crew & vessel 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 , Malaysia , Piracy , Robbery , Boarding , South East Asia , Asia

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