Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery on a vessel in Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia. 

Tanjung Uban Anchorage - Attempted Robbery - Maritime Piracy - August 8th 2019

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. 


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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 Indonesia , South East Asia , Piracy , Security , Attempted Robbery

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