During 15-21 Sep 20, four incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. Of the four incidents, three incidents (comprising one CAT 31 and two CAT 42 incidents) occurred at Manila Anchorage, Philippines on consecutive days of 4, 5 and 6 Sep. The other incident was a CAT 4 incident occurred on 29 Apr on board a bulk carrier while anchored at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
All four incidents were reported to ReCAAP ISC after verification by the ReCAAP Focal Points. From Jan to 21 Sep, there were 13 incidents in total at ports/anchorages in the Philippines (nine incidents in Manila, three incidents in Batangas and one incident in General Santos).
The location of the four incidents is shown in the map below; and detailed description of the incidents tabulated in the attachment.