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Reports of two armed robberies against ships in Indonesia last week

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.

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.

Barge boarded and robbed in the Singapore Strait

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 report shows 867 incidents for first half of 2020

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).

Two armed robberies against ships in Asia reported last week

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. 

Fishing trawler boarded and robbed off India

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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