Posted on September 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  7th to the 13th of September

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - 13th of September


1st Incident


Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 4th of September

Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of Congo

Position: 04°44S - 011°47E


A merchant vessel was boarded during the early morning hours of September the 4th while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. Reportedly, the security team onboard the vessel spotted a number of unauthorized persons onboard the vessel. The crew proceeded to raise the alarm, and a search was performed but the intruders could not be located.

Vessel & crew are reported safe. 


2nd Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 8th of September

Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Position: 01:34.6N – 104:30.9E


The UK-flagged tankship, British Contributor was boarded during the early morning hours of August the 8th while anchored off the coast of Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 09:08 am UTC, some 15 nautical miles east of Bandar Penawar, Johor. Three persons boarded the tanker via the vessel's anchor cable. They proceeded to steal the forward liferaft and ship's properties & stores before escaping.

The theft was noticed later via the ship's CCTV recording.

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.

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