In its weekly report for 15-21 October, the ReCAAP ISC informed of three actual incidents of armed robbery against ship in Asia. One was a CAT 3 incident in Indonesia and two were CAT 4 incidents, one in Malaysia and one in the Singapore Strait.
ReCAAP ISC issued its piracy report for the third quarter of 2019, revealing a total of 54 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia during January-September 2019, compared to 64 incidents during January-September 2018. This accounts for a 16% decrease.
In its weekly report, 1-7 October, concerning armed robbery and piracy incidents against vessels in Asia, ReCAAP ISC informs of two piracy incidents that took place in Hong Kong and Tanzania, respectively. In both incidents, no crewmembers were injured.
In its weekly report for 24-30 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of a total of four incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. From these incidents, one occurred in Indian anchorage, one in a Philippine anchorage and two in Indonesia.
A total of eight incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in August, representing a 11% decrease compared to August 2018, according to ReCAAP ISC’s monthly report. The total number of incidents in January-August 2019 has decreased by 25% compared to January-August 2018.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA Japan) and the MPA Singapore, in cooperation with the ReCAAP ISC, jointly organised the 3rd Capacity Building Executive Programme (CBEP) in Singapore, to discuss the situation on Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia.
A total of 28 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 25 actual incidents and three attempted incidents) were reported in Asia during January-June 2019 compared to 41 incidents during January-June 2018, which accounts for a 32% decrease, according to ReCAAP ISC’s half yearly report for 2019.
In its weekly report for 9 – 15 July, ReCAAP ISC informed of one CAT 4 incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia, involving the barge ‘Sung Fatt 36’ in the Singapore Strait. Notably, this was the second time in 2019 that this vessel was targeted by perpetrators in this region.
In its weekly report for 2-8 July, the ReCAAP ISC informed of three armed robberies against ships in Asia. The incidents occurred about one month apart (on 19 May and 18 June) and in close proximity to each other, within Malaysian waters.
ReCAAP ISC issued its monthly piracy report, informing of seven incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia in May 2019, which is an increase compared to the past six preceding months. During January-May 2019, a total of 21 incidents were reported, which are the lowest among a 13-year period.
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