Updated: Jun 22
During 9-15 Jun 20, one incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia was reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The CAT 4 1 incident occurred on 29 May to a fishing trawler while underway at approximately 20 nm along the coastline from Goa in a northeastern direction. As the exact position of the incident is to be confirmed, the map below shows the location of Goa, and the detailed description of the incident is tabulated in the attachment.
SITUATION OF ABDUCTION OF CREW IN THE SULU-CELEBES SEAS AND WATERS OFF EASTERN SABAH
On 16 Jun, the ReCAAP ISC received information from the Philippine Coast Guard (ReCAAP Focal Point) that there was an arrest of three members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) by the Malaysian authorities in Sabah, Malaysia. The arrested ASG members were handed over to the Philippine authorities on 7 Jun. Nonetheless, as the threat of abduction of crew still exists in the area, ship masters and crew are strongly urged to exercise enhanced vigilance while transiting the area.