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ReCAAP ISC warning: Crew kidnapping threats remain off Sabah

As of 30 June 2020, the kidnapping threat in Sabah and Semporna, Malaysia, targeting foreigners and the abduction of crew from ships passing by the Tawi-Tawi and Sabah waters, still stands, the Philippine Coast Guard informed ReCAAP ISC.

Attempted robbery on container ship anchored off Manila

In its weekly report for 23-29 June, ReCAAP ISC informed of one incident of armed robbery against ship in Asia. The CAT 4 incident occurred onboard a container ship while anchored at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) 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.

Four attacks against ships in Asia reported last week

In its weekly report for 2-8 June 2020, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of the four incidents, one was a piracy and three were armed robberies against ships.

ReCAAP ISC: Two armed robberies against ships in Asia reported last week

In its weekly report for 19-25 May, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ship in Asia. Both were CAT 4, which means least significant incidents. The incidents occurred onboard a tanker while berthed at Belawan Port, Indonesia and on a bulk carrier while anchored at Campha Anchorage, Vietnam.

Attacks against ships increasing in Straits of Malacca and Singapore

In its weekly report for 12-18 May, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Three of these occurred to ships while underway in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The ReCAAP ISC advises enhanced vigilance in the region, since the number of incidents is increasing.

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