A total of two actual incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2017. No piracy incident was reported. The two incidents occurred on board ships while anchored in the vicinity of Pier 13, South Harbour, Manila, Philippines. There was no report of actual or attempted incidents involving the abduction of crew from ships in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and waters off Eastern Sabah in July 2017.
No abduction of crew incident was reported since April 2017.
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.