Asian Piracy Incidents Down in January

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 14, 2019

Image: ReCAAP ISC

Image: ReCAAP ISC

The situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia in January 2019 has improved compared to the same period in 2018, according to ReCAAP ISC's new monthly report.

A total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in January 2019, compared to 11 incidents in January 2018.

All three incidents reported in January 2019 occurred on board ships anchored – at Ciwandan anchorage in Indonesia and at Jingtang and Caofeidian anchorages in China.

There was no report of abduction of crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah; and no hijacking of ships for theft of oil cargo reported in January 2019.

However, the abduction of crew for ransom in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and waters off Eastern Sabah remains a serious concern.

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