Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique.

Maritime Piracy - Robbery - Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique - August 7th 2019Robbery - Maritime Piracy - Nacala Outer Anchorage - Mozambique - August 7th 2019

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. 


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 , Piracy , Mozambique , Africa , Robbery , Boarding

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