Five people were arrested by the Indonesian Navy patrol on February 21, following a sea robbery attempt onboard the Malaysian-flagged barge “Linau-133” in Karang Banteng Waters off Singapore Strait.
In its weekly piracy report for 16-22 February, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Both were CAT 4 incidents, where the perpetrators were not armed and the crew not harmed.
Following the LPG tanker’s explosion nearby a local yard in East Kalimantan off Indonesia, authorities announced that at least three workers at the shipyard lost their life.
In its weekly piracy report for 26 January-1 February, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents of armed robbery against ships. Of these, two occurred on ships while underway in the Singapore Strait, one to a ship while anchored at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia and one occurred to a ship berthed at Makar Wharf, General Santos City, Philippines.
Indonesia seized an Iranian tanker and Panamanian tanker that were suspected of conducting illegal transfer of oil in Indonesia on January 24.
Indonesia spotted a Chinese research vessel with its tracking system turned off, amid worries in the area about Beijing’s maritime conduct.
The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) issued its annual report concerning international piracy incidents, highlighting that the Gulf of Guinea is a hot spot for piracy incidents and remains a crucial challenge for seafarers.
An armed robbery took place onboard the Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier SBI Orion, while at Muara Berau Anchorage, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, in the early morning hours of 3 January.
In its weekly report for 15-21 December, ReCAAP ISC informed of one armed robbery against ship in Asia. The incident occurred on 15 December, onboard a bulk carrier Vantage Rider, while berthed at Lubuk Guang Port, Dumai, Indonesia.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo recently announced that the region plans to launch a Japanese-funded deep sea port in an effort to boost auto exports.
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