Information Fusion Centre (IFC) issued its latest infographic, providing a summary of incidents against ships in the Singapore Strait as 7 December 2021.
ccording to the infographic below, there were a total of 6 incidents that happened in the month of November, with all incidents involving bulk carriers and tankers between 0001H-0400H.
Based on past trends, IFC assesses that the number of incidents/attempts is likely to remain higher than the baseline of two to three incidents per month, through to December 2021.
From Jan to Nov 2021, IFC has marked a total of 41 incidents in the SS, which is higher compared to 2020 with 34 incidents and to 2019 with 23 incidents over the same period.
- Remain vigilant, particularly when transiting the known hotspots off Bintan and Batam.
- Adopt ship protection measures recommended in the regional guide to counter piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, such as illuminating the accommodation block and poop deck and deploying sentries at poop deck.
- Participate in Voluntary Community Reporting as depicted in MARSEC Charts Q6112 and Q6113;