ReCAAP ISC: Three Incidents Of Armed Robbery 26 March – 1 April

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Three incidents of armed robbery against ships (one CAT 3 and two CAT 4) in Asia were reported to ReCAAP ISC, between 26th March – 1st April 2024.

How did incidents occur?

The CAT 3 incident occurred onboard a bulk carrier while underway in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), while the two CAT 4 incidents occurred to ships anchored at Kutubdia Outer Anchorage, Bangladesh and Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.

Area of concern

The ReCAAP ISC advises ships to exercise enhanced vigilance when transiting SOMS, and the littoral States to increase patrols and enforcement in the area and at ports and anchorages.

Re-Assessment and Downgrading of threat level

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.

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Source : Safety4sea