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Two attacks against ships in Singapore Strait last week

In its weekly report for 30 June-6 July, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Both were CAT 4 incidents that occurred onboard ships while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait.

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.

Armed men attack crew member on bulker in Singapore Strait

In its weekly report for 5-11 May, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of these, one was a CAT 2 incident onboard a bulk carrier underway in the Singapore Strait, where perpetrators attacked and robbed a crew member.

Key recommendations for ships sailing in Singapore Strait

Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) recently issued an analysis focused on the the first quarter of 2020 concerning the increasing tensions and attacks taking place in the Singapore Strait, while provided recommendations for ships sailing in the area.

12th incident against ship in Singapore Strait for 2020

In its weekly report for 28 April-4 May, ReCAAP ISC informed of one armed robbery against ships in Asia, involving the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker ‘Chem Ranger’ in the eastbound lane of the TSS in the Singapore Strait. 

Two armed robberies against ships in Asia last week

In its weekly report for 21-27 April, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. One was a CAT 3 incident onboard a bulk carrier while underway in the Singapore Strait. The other was a CAT 4 incident onboard a tanker while anchored at Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.

Four armed robberies against ships in Asia last week

In its weekly report for 25 February -2 March, ReCAAP ISC informed of four incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia. Of the four incidents, one occurred in the Kutubdia Channel, Bangladesh; one at North Anchorage, Kakinada, India; one at Panjang Anchorage, Indonesia; and one in the Singapore Strait.

Seventh incident against ship in Singapore Strait for 2020

In its weekly report for 11-18 February, ReCAAP ISC informed of two incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia: one at an Indian anchorage and another one off Indonesia, in the Singapore Strait. The latter is the seventh incident reported in the region this year. There was also an incident on the Arabian Sea.