A total of 14 incidents (comprising nine actual incidents and five attempted incidents) were reported in Asia during January-March 2018 compared to 27 incidents (comprising 21 actual incidents and six attempted incidents) during the same period in 2017
This accounts for a 48% decrease in the number of incidents reported during January-March 2018 compared to January-March 2017.
Of the 14 incidents reported during January-March 2018, one was an incident of piracy and 13 were incidents of armed robbery against ships.
The improvement of the situation during January-March 2018 was due to a decrease in the number of incidents at ports and anchorages in Bangladesh and Philippines.
There was no actual incident of abduction of crew for ransom in the Sulu-Celebes Sea; and no incident of hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo during January-March 2018.
However, of concern was an attempted incident reported in the Sulu-Celebes Sea involving container ship, Kudos 1 on 16 Feb 18.
In comparison, the incidents reported during January-March 2018 were less severe than incidents reported during January-March 2017.
There were no CAT 1 and CAT 2 incidents reported during January-March 2018.
Of the nine actual incidents reported during January-March 2018, three were CAT 3 and six were CAT 4 incident
As for January-March 2017, of the 21 actual incidents, three were CAT 1, one was CAT 2, five were CAT 3 and 12 were CAT 4 incidents.
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Press Release: recaap.org