Posted on August 23, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  19th to the 23rd of August

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report - August 23rd 2019

 

1st Incident

 

Category: Attempted Robbery

Date: 6th of August

Location: Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia. 

Position: 01:06.2N – 104:10.7E

 

A Chemical Tanker was attacked at Indonesia's Tanjung Uban Anchorage during the evening hours of August the 6th. At approximately 20:00 UTC, 3 individuals in a wooden boat came alongside the tanker and attempted to board it using ropes attached with hooks. The Duty Officer on routine rounds on the bridge noticed the individuals and proceeded to raise the alarm, sounded the ship's whistle and started to shout. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the alerted crew, the would-be robbers attempted their boarding attempt and proceeded to escape.

Batam VTIS was informed of the incident. 

 

2nd Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 7th of August

Location: Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique

Position: 14:23.3S – 040:42.0E

 

A Chemical Tanker was attacked in Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique, during the evening hours of August the 7th. The incident occurred at approximately 19:30 UTC in the evening. Two armed individuals boarded the vessel via the hawse pipe and broke into the forecastle store. However, the crew noticed the boarding party and raised the alarm. The attackers, having realised that the crew was alert, proceeded to escape with the stolen ship stores. 

 

3rd Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 11th of August

Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Position: 10:44.3N – 106:46.2E

 

The Singapore-flagged Container Vessel, Kota Waris was boarded during the evening hours of August the 11th while berthed at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The incident occurred at approximately 19:30 UTC, while the vessel was in the Phuoc Long Mooring Buoy No. 03. Two individuals armed with knives boarded the ship and tried to break into the steering gear room. The Duty AB noticed the boarding party and notified the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised and the crew proceeded to muster.

Upon seeing the alerted crew, the boarders escaped. Nothing was reported as stolen. Vessel & crew are considered safe. 

 

4th Incident

 

Category: Attack

Date: 14th of August

Location:  Bonny, Nigeria - Gulf of Guinea

Position: 04:09.6N – 008:22.5E

 

An LPG tanker was attacked during the morning hours of August the 14th while transiting in the Gulf of Guinea. The incident occurred at approximately 10:50 UTC, near Bonny, Nigeria. A boat approached the tanker and started firing on the vessel. The ship raised the alarm and the crew proceeded to muster in the Citadel. 

The Master started evasive manoeuvres and the pirates were forced to abandon their attack.

Vessel & crew are considered safe.

 

5th Incident

 

Category: Attack

Date: 17th of August

Location: Bonny, Nigeria - Gulf of Guinea

Position: 03°33’N 006°40’E

 

A merchant vessel was attacked by pirates during the early morning hours of August the 17th while transiting off Bonny, Nigeria. The attack took place at approximately 04:15Z, some 60 nautical miles off Bonny, Nigeria. 

The 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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