In its weekly report for 10-16 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of one piracy incident against the Isle of Man-flagged LNG tanker ‘British Contributor’ on 8 September, while the ship was anchored at approximately 15 nm east of Johor, Malaysia in the South China Sea.
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.
In its weekly report for 3-9 September, ReCAAP ISC informed of one attempted incident of armed robbery against the Panamanian-flagged chemical tanker ‘SG Pegasus’ while anchored at Tanjung Uban anchorage, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia on 7 August.
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.
In its weekly report for 27 August – 2 September, ReCAAP ISC reported one CAT 3 incident of armed robbery against a ship in Asia. The incident involved the Marshall Island-flagged tanker ‘Eagle’, while anchored in the South China Sea, off Malaysia.
In its weekly report for 20 – 26 August, ReCAAP ISC informed of an armed robbery against the Singaporean-flagged tug boat ‘Salviceroy’ while anchored at Batam anchorage, Indonesia. This was classified as a CAT 3 incident, which is ‘less significant’.
The number of incidents involving tug boats towing barges has seen a rise in the Singapore Strait, with a total of 14 incidents reported only in 2019 (until 15th August). Of these, nine incidents reported loss of scrap metal from their barges.
During 13 – 19 August 2019, four CAT 41 incidents of armed robbery against ship were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The four incidents took place on 31 July 19 at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia; 9 August 19 northeast of Pulau Bintan, Indonesia; 12 August 19 at Phuoc Long Mooring Buoy No 3, Vietnam; and 15 August 19 southeast of Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia.
A total of six incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2019, according to ReCAAP ISC’s annual report. The total number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported during January-July 2019 has decreased by 32% compared to January-July 2018.
In its weekly report for 30 July – 5 August, ReCAAP ISC informed of a total of three armed robberies against ships, comprising two actual incidents in Asia and one attempted outside Asia. The two incidents reported in Asian waters were CAT 4 incidents, which is classified as ‘least significant’ in nature.
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