The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and MPA Singapore, in cooperation with ReCAAP ISC, jointly launched the inaugural Capacity Building Executive Programme.
The tanker was underway from Rayong port, Thailand to Andaman sea where the incident took place at about 2100 hrs on 6 Sep 17 at 54 nm east of Kuala Dungun, West Malaysia.
With the Philippine-based terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf, executing three Vietnamese sailors this month, a regional watchdog on piracy has urged the shipping industry to exercise extreme caution.
A total of 36 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships (comprising 30 actual incidents and six attempted incidents) were reported during January-June 2017 in Asia.
Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of piracy attacks on merchant vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping chokepoints, a Malaysian admiral said.