A total of six actual incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in May 2017. No attempted incident was reported. Of the six incidents, one was a piracy incident in the South China Sea (SCS) and five were armed robbery against ships. Notably, there was no report on actual or attempted incidents involving the abduction of crew from ships while underway in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and waters off Eastern Sabah in May 2017. However, there is no room for complacency. The ReCAAP ISC continues to reiterate the need for collective efforts and shared responsibility among ReCAAP Focal Points, regional authorities and the shipping industry in addressing the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.