Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia
During 8-14 Aug 17, one incident of armed robbery against ship that occurred on 10 Aug 17 was reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Point (Philippines). The location of the incident is as shown in map below; and detailed description tabulated in attachment.
10/8/17 0140 hrs
14°32.79' N, 120°55.35' E
Approximately 2.84 nm off Sangley runway, Cavite City, Philippines
While at anchor, the duty deck watch noticed four perpetrators at the forecastle deck of the ship. He immediately reported the incident to the duty officer on watch who alerted the master, sounded the general alarm and reported the incident to the Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS) Manila. The perpetrators, upon hearing the alarm quickly jumped into the water and moved away with their motor banca towards an unknown direction. The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) proceeded to the location of the incident and conducted maritime patrol in the area. The crew was not injured; and two sets of breathing apparatus and one set of fireman’s outfit were found missing. .