In its weekly report for 8-14 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of the two incidents, one was a CAT 3 incident onboard a chemical tanker while anchored at Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia. The other was a CAT 4 incident onboard a bulk carrier while anchored at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
In August 2020, six incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia, said ReCAAP ISC in its monthly piracy report. The total number of incidents reported during January-August 2020 has increased compared to January-August 2019..
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.
ReCAAP ISC expressed its concern over a trend of recent violence, specifically the latest situations of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.
ReCAAP ISC issued an Incident Alert on Incidents at Batangas Anchorage, Philippines. Within an interval of seven days, two incidents of armed robbery against ships occurred while they were berthed/anchored in the region.
In its weekly report for 21-27 July, ReCAAP ISC informed of one incident of armed robbery against ship in Asia. The CAT 4 incident occurred onboard a flat top deck cargo barge towed by a tug boat while underway in the precautionary area in the Singapore Strait.
IFC published its half-yearly MARSEC report noting a total of 867 incidents across its area of interest, from January to June 2020. The number of piracy and robbery at sea (59) are higher compared to the incidents recorded in 2019 (35 incidents) and 2018 (53 incidents).
In its weekly report for 14-20 July, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of the two incidents, one was a CAT 3 incident onboard an offshore supply vessel while anchored at Kakinada, India. The other was a CAT 4 incident involving a tanker in Manila anchorage, Philippines.
In its weekly report for 16-22 June, ReCAAP ISC informed of one armed robbery against ship in Asia. The CAT 4 incident occurred onboard a tanker anchored at Merak anchorage, Indonesia.
While the the Indian fishing trawler Sea Blessia – I was underway, a gang of 15 fishermen belonging to the local fishing community from Malwan, Maharashtra, India, boarded it and stole the trawler’s equipment and fish catch.
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