OVERVIEW INCIDENTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN ASIA REPORTED DURING JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2016
During January-September 2016, a total of 59 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia, comprising 56 actual incidents and three attempted incidents .
Of the 59 incidents, three were piracy incidents and 56 were incidents of armed robbery against ships.
Compared to January-September 2015, there has been a 65% decrease in the number of incidents reported in 2016.
The number of incidents reported during January-September 2016 is also the lowest in the same period for the last five years