ReCAAP ISC Reports 1 Piracy & 3 Armed Robberies

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During 14-20 April 2020, four incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to the ReCAAP ISC.

Of the four incidents, one was a piracy incident (CAT 4) that occurred on board a VLCC while underway in the South China Sea.

The three incidents of armed robbery against ships were:

  • A CAT 3 incident that occurred on board a container ship while anchored at Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) Breakwater, Philippines
  • Two CAT 4 incidents that occurred on board , a bulk carrier while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait and an oil tanker while anchored off Alang Anchorage, India

Sea News, April 22

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra