ReCAAP ISC Reports 3 Piracy Incidents in Asia in February

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ReCAAP informed that during 15-21 February 22, three CAT 41 incidents of armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported.

All three incidents occurred to ships while underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait (SS). The crew was safe and nothing was stolen in all three incidents.

Incidents in Indonesia

The first incident occurred on 16 Feb to a bulk carrier while underway at approximately 3.6 nm northwest of Nongsa Point, Batam Island (Indonesia). The crew sighted two unauthorised persons escaping from the starboard quarter stern deck of the ship. A search on board the ship was conducted with no further sighting of the perpetrators.

The second incident occurred on 17 Feb to a bulk carrier while underway at approximately 3.7 nm northwest of Nongsa Point, Batam Island (Indonesia). The crew sighted two unauthorised persons on the starboard side main deck of the ship. A search on board the ship was conducted with no further sighting of the perpetrators.

The third incident occurred on 18 Feb to a tanker while underway at approximately 4.8 nm northwest of Nongsa Point, Batam Island (Indonesia). The crew sighted two unauthorised persons in the engine room. The ship alarm was raised and crew mustered. The perpetrators escaped in a boat. A search on board the ship was conducted with no further sighting of the perpetrators.

With these three incidents, a total of 10 incidents were reported in the SS since January 2022, including seven incidents in the eastbound lane of the TSS, one incident in the westbound lane, one incident in the precautionary area and one incident outside the TSS.

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Source: ReCAAP ISC

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