A total of nine incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in November 2017. Of these, seven were actual incidents and two were attempted incidents.
Of the nine incidents, four were piracy incidents and five were armed robberies against ships. There was no actual or attempted incident involving the abduction of crew from ships reported in the Sulu-Celebes Sea and waters off Eastern Sabah in November 2017.
However, of concern was the occurrence of an incident of theft of oil cargo on 22 Nov 17, and there was an increase in the number of incidents occurred on board ships while anchored in the South China Sea (SCS).