Of the three incidents reported in April 2017, two were CAT 4 incidents which occurred at Samarinda anchorage, Indonesia and Batangas Port, Philippines; while one attempted incident occurred off Siocon, Zamboanga, Philippines in the Sulu-Celebes Sea.
Of the 17 actual incidents reported during January-April 2017, three were CAT 1 incidents, one was a CAT 2 incident, three were CAT 3 incidents and 10 were CAT 4 incidents. Except for the CAT 4 incidents, the number of CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 3 incidents were fairly consistent during January-April 2016 and January - April 2017.
In comparison, there has been a 26% decrease in the total number of incidents reported during January-April 2017 compared to January-April 2016; and the main bulk of the decrease was the CAT 4 incidents which occurred at the ports and anchorages in India and Indonesia. India reported one incident during January-April 2017 compared to 10 incidents during the same period in 2016; and Indonesia reported three incidents during January-April 2017 compared to seven incidents during the same period in 2016.