Eight Incidents Of Armed Robbery Against Ships – Piracy Report Asia, November 2019

Eight Incidents Of Armed Robbery Against Ships – Piracy Report Asia, November 2019 1

Eight armed robbery incidents against ships have been reported in November 2019 in Asia. Out of these, five incidents took place in the Singapore Strait. There are no reports of piracy.

Though no abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah were reported, the abduction of crew for ransom in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah is a major concern.

ReCAAP ISC is concerned about the regular occurrence of such incidents in the Singapore Strait.

Number of Incidents

In November 2019, eight incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported

Of the eight incidents, six were actual incidents and two were attempted incidents

All incidents have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Points

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Status of Ships

Of the eight incidents reported in November 2019:

Five incidents occurred on board ships while underway in the Singapore Strait

Two incidents on board ships anchored at Batangas anchorage, Philippines

One incident on board ship berthed at Belawan port, Indonesia

Significance Level of Incidents

Of the six actual incidents reported in November 2019, three were CAT 3 incidents and three were CAT 4 incidents

All three CAT 3 incidents occurred on board bulk carriers while underway in the Singapore Strait

Of the three CAT 4 incidents:

One occurred on board a barge towed by a tug boat in the Singapore Strait

One occurred on board a product tanker berthed at Belawan Port, Indonesia

One occurred on board a tanker anchored at Batangas anchorage, Philippines

The full report can be downloaded from the ReCAAP ISC website.

 

Reference: ReCAAP ISC

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