Seven armed robberies on ships in Asia reported in August

THERE was a total of eight reported incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia, one of which was an attempted incident in August, one fewer than the total number of incidents reported the month before, according to the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAPP). Of the eight incidents reported in August, six incidents occurred on board ships at anchor/berth and two incidents on board ships while underway. Of the seven actual incidents, one was CAT 2 incident and the other six were CAT 4 incidents, reported ReCAPP No piracy incident was reported, and no reports were reported of crew being abducted in the Sulu-Celebes Seas. There was also no ship hijacked for the theft of oil cargo A total of 57 incidents comprising of 45 actual incidents and 12 attempted incidents have been verified and reported to the ReCAAP during January-August 2018. Of these, 54 were incidents of armed robbery against ships and three were piracy incidents. Compared to January-August 2017, there was a 5 per cent increase in the total number of incidents reported during January-August 2018. During January-August 2017, a total of 54 incidents comprising 46 actual and eight attempted incidents were reported. Source: Schednet


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