During 24-30 Dec 19, three actual incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to ReCAAP ISC. One was a CAT 31 incident and two were CAT 42 incidents.
The ReCAAP ISC has produced the “Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah”. Between 2016 and 2019, a total of 29 incidents of abduction of the crew.
On 18 June 2019 at 0245 hours, an abduction of crew incident occurred off Semporna, Sabah on board two Malaysian Flag fishing boats.
During January-April 2019, four incidents of unauthorised boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait.
A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia during January-March 2019 compared to 21 incidents during January-March 2018.
Compared to January 2018, there was a 73% decrease in the number of incidents reported in January 2019 (a total of 11 incidents were reported in January 2018).
ReCAAP ISC today released its Annual (January-December 2017) Report at the 9th Nautical Forum held in Singapore.
This represents a decrease of 25% in the total number of incidents and a 31% decrease in actual incidents compared to 2017
Senior officers of maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies from 16 ReCAAP Member States gathered in Seoul, South Korea for a two-day meeting to take stock of the evolving maritime safety situation, and strengthen their collective efforts in the shared mission to combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia.