ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, half-yearly report 2017

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, half-yearly report 2017

Maritime Cyprus

A total of 36 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported during January-June 2017 in Asia, compared to a total of 46 incidents reported during January-June 2016, which means a decrease of 22%, according to ReCAAP’s ISC latest half-yearly report.

  • During January-June 2017, a total of 36 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia (comprising 30 actual incidents and six attempted incidents).
  • Of the 36 incidents, five were piracy incidents and 31 were incidents of armed robbery against ships.
  • There were improvements at ports and anchorages in India, Indonesia and Vietnam. However, of concern was the occurrence of the incident
    involving the hijacking of ship for theft of oil cargo carried on board. Incident of similar modus operandi was last reported in October 2016.
  • A total of seven incidents (comprising three actual incidents and four attempted incidents) were reported during January-April 2017…

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