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Eight armed robberies against ships in Asia in November: ReCAAP

THERE was a total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia in November but no piracy incident was reported, according to data released by ReCP Information Sharing Centre in its latest monthly report

13 December 2019 - 19:00

THERE was a total of eight incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia in November but no piracy incident was reported, according to data released by ReCP Information Sharing Centre in its latest monthly report.

ReCP said that although no incidents of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off eastern Sabah were reported, the abduction of crew for ransom in these areas 'remains a serious concern'.



'ReCP ISC is also concerned about the continued occurrence of incidents on board ships while underway in the Singapore Strait,' a statement said.



Of the eight incidents reported in November two incidents took place on board ships anchored at Batangas anchorage, Philippines; one incident on board ship berthed at Belawan port, Indonesia.



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; and one occurred on board a tanker anchored at Batangas anchorage, Philippines.


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