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Two armed robberies against ships in Singapore Strait in one night

In its weekly report for 25-31 August 2020, ReCAAP ISC informed of three incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of these, two incidents (one CAT 3 and one CAT 4) occurred onboard bulk carriers while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait.

Tanker robbed off Johor

In its weekly report for 7-13 Apr 2020, ReCAAP ISC informed of one incident of armed robbery against ship in Asia. The incident involved he Marshall Islands-flagged tanker Leyla K, while anchored off Johor, Malaysia, on 11 April. 

Malaysia and Singapore coordinate to fight COVID-19

A Singapore-Malaysia joint working group, set up on 11 February, met for the first time in Johor Baru on Tuesday, agreeing on some key areas of joint cooperation to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak. The meeting gathered senior government officials of both countries. 

ReCAAP ISC: Four incidents reported last week

In its weekly report for 14-20 January, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents against ships in Asia, comprising a very serious incident (CAT 1) and three least serious (CAT 4) incidents. The highlight of the week was the first crew abduction in 2020 from a fishing vessel off Malaysia on 17 January. 

Eight crew kidnapped from fishing vessel off Malaysia

A total of eight crew men were kidnapped from a Malaysian-registered fishing trawler which was found abandoned on 17 January, at approximately 4.24 nm off Pulau Tambisan, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, according to data provided by ReCAAP ISC.

Philippine forces rescue two kidnapped Indonesian fishermen

On 22 December, the Philippine military forces rescued two Indonesian fishermen who were kidnapped from their vessel by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) on 23 September, in the waters of Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, ReCAAP ISC informed.

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