During 14-20 Jan 20, four incidents (comprising one CAT 1 incident and three CAT 4 incidents) were reported to ReCAAP ISC. The CAT 11 incident was the first incident of abduction of crew reported in 2020. On 17 Jan 20, five Indonesian crew were abducted from their fishing trawler off Pulau Tambisan, Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia.
The two CAT 42 incidents occurred on 18 Jan 20 within an interval of five hours to the same barge towed by a tug boat while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait. The other CAT 4 incident occurred last year, on 23 Dec 19, to a ship while anchored at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), Philippines. With the inclusion of this incident, the total number of incidents in 2019 is 83. The location of the four incidents is shown in the map below; and detailed description tabulated in the attachment.