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@ReCAAP_ISC ReCAAP Half Year Report 2017 #piracy #marsec #SEAS #shipping #insurance #pandi #maritime

Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia - January - June 2017 Report

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. The total number of incidents reported during January-June 2017 has decreased by 22% compared to the same period in 2016.

A total of 46 incidents were reported during January-June 2016. 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. Of serious concern was the occurrence of incidents involving the abduction of crew from ships while underway in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and waters off Eastern Sabah.

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