Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia
Of the seven incidents reported during January-October 2017, five were actual incidents (comprising 3 x CAT 3 and 2 x CAT 4 incidents) and two were attempted incidents. Of these; six incidents occurred in the eastbound lane of the TSS of the SS, and one incident occurred in the westbound lane of the TSS. Refer to map on the location of the incidents.
The ReCAAP ISC is concerned with an increase of incidents in the SS; and advises all ships to exercise enhanced vigilance while underway in the SS and report all incidents to the nearest coastal State and flag State immediately.