Posted on May 03, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  27th of April to the 3rd of May

Weekly Piracy Security Report


1st Incident


Category: Attempted Robbery

Date: 24th of April

Location: Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

Position: 06:20.3N – 003:20.5E


In the early morning hours of April the 24th, three individuals in a small craft approached and boarded a tanker at Lagos anchorage, Nigeria. The boarding took place at approximately 02:15 UTC; the duty AB on routine rounds noticed the three individuals near the cargo tank and notified the Officer on Watch (OOW). The alarm was raised, a PA announcement was made and the crew proceeded to muster. Having heard the alarm and noticing the crew being alerted to their presence, the three individuals jumped overboard along with their hose and escaped in their boat. 

The incident was reported to a naval patrol boat operating nearby. Nothing was reported stolen. Crew & vessel are considered safe. 



2nd Incident


Category: Attempted Robbery

Date: 26th of April

Location: Jakarta Container Terminal, Indonesia

Position:  ‎6°06′14″S 106°53′11″E


Two robbers boarded a berthed container ship at Jakarta Container Terminal in the evening of April the 26th. The boarding occurred at approximately 21:05 in the evening. A crewman on duty noticed the robbers in the engine room during routine rounds and proceeded to raise the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped the vessel. 

A search was then conducted aboard the ship. Nothing was reported stolen. Vessel & crew are considered safe.  



3rd Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 26th of April

Location: Callao Anchorage, Peru

Position: 12:01S – 077:13W


A bulk carrier was robbed in the morning of the 26th of April while anchored off Calao Anchorage, Peru. At approximately 07:00 am UTC, robbers boarded the anchored vessel and managed to successfully escape with the ship's stores.

The theft was noticed by the duty crew during routine rounds.

Following the robbery, the local port authority was informed of the incident. Vessel & crew are considered safe. 



4th Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 26th of April

Location: Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela 

Position: 10:17.0N – 064:42.2W


A vessel was robbed during the early morning hours of April the 26th while anchored at Venezuela's Puerto La Cruz Anchorage. At approximately 03:30 am UTC, the Duty officer noticed one unauthorized individual in the ship's forecastle via the use of the CCTV. He proceeded to raise the alarm, at which point, having noticed the alerted crew, the robber escaped.

A thorough security search of the vessel revealed that ship properties had been stolen from the forecastle store. Vessel & crew are 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.

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