ReCAAP ISC: One Incident Of Armed Robbery 18 – 24 June

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One CAT 3 incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia was reported to ReCAAP ISC, between 18th – 24th June 2024.

Area of concern

With this incident in SOMS, a total of 19 incidents were reported in the area since January 2024. The ReCAAP ISC advises ships to exercise enhanced vigilance when transiting SOMS, and the littoral States to increase patrols and enforcement in these areas.

The efforts by the Philippine Government in Zamboanga, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi through the conduct of continuous military operations led to the dismantling of the support base and neutralising the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu archipelago.

Update of ReCAAP ISC Advisory

With downgrading of the threat on the ‘Abduction of Crew for ransom in the SuluCelebes seas by the PCG, ReCAAP ISC have updated its Advisory for ships to “exercise vigilance & adopt necessary preventive measures while transiting the area”.

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Source: Safety4sea