During 3-9 Nov 20, six CAT 41 incidents (where the perpetrators are not armed and the crew not harmed) were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. Of the six incidents, three incidents occurred on board ships while they were underway in the Singapore Strait (SS), two incidents occurred in Vietnam and one incident in Indonesia. The location of the six incidents is shown in the map below; and detailed description of the incidents tabulated in the attachment. With the three incidents reported in SS, a total of 31 incidents have been reported in the area since January 2020.
The ReCAAP ISC is concerned with the continued increase of incidents in the Singapore Strait, and has issued an Incident Alert (IA 07/2020) on 9 Nov to advise ships to exercise utmost vigilance, adopt extra precautionary measures and report all incidents to the nearest coastal States; and urge the littoral States to increase patrols, enforcement and strengthen coordination among them and share information on the latest situation in order to make arrests of the perpetrators