Two incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (one CAT 1 and one CAT 4) in Asia were reported to ReCAAP ISC, between 23rd and 29th January 2024.
he piracy incident occurred onboard a fishing vessel that was hijacked on 27 Jan 2024 in the Indian Ocean. The fishing vessel was subsequently recovered by the authorities, perpetrators arrested and crew rescued on 29 Jan 2024. The incident of armed robbery against ships occurred onboard a tanker while anchored at Kakinada Anchorage, India on 27 Jan 2024.
Area of concern
This is the first piracy incident, since September 2022, involving a fishing vessel with crew onboard. The ReCAAP ISC advises ships to exercise enhanced vigilance and adopt necessary preventive measures when transiting the Indian Ocean.
Re-Assessment and Downgrading of threat level