INCIDENTS OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN ASIA IN JANUARY 2018
A total of five incidents of armed robbery against ships¹ were reported in Asia in February 2018. No piracy incident was reported. Of the five incidents, three were actual incidents² and two were attempted incidents³. Of the two attempted incidents, one was an attempted incident involving the abduction of crew from a container ship at approximately 4.4 nm southwest of Sibago Island, province of Basilan, Philippines.
There is no actual incident of abduction of crew and no incident of hijacking of ship for theft of oil cargo reported in February 2018